A cap on the number of people allowed at a wedding has been removed, but dancing at the reception will still be banned.
Thousands of couples who are due to get married in the four weeks after June 21 can now breathe a sigh of relief as their ceremony can go ahead despite the lockdown's end being delayed until July 19.
But if the happy pair plan to have their guests up on the dancefloor to celebrate their union they'll have to wait until the lockdown is fully lifted.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that he was putting the brakes on stage four of the lockdown because the Delta variant poses too much of a threat.
Cases are currently running at more than 7,000 a day and rising, while residents in the worst affected areas, such as Bolton, are being urged not to travel out of their area unless their journey is essential.
Under the revised guidelines for weddings there is no maximum amount of people allowed at the ceremony whether it takes place inside or outdoors.
But the onus ultimately falls on the venue which must be Covid-secure.
This means the happy couple will be restricted on how many guests they can have depending on the size of the venue if it is indoors.
The bigger the indoor venue the more guests it can accommodate - but it must remain Covid-secure so people are able to social distance.
This approach is already being applied to funerals.
Previously weddings were limited to a maximum of 30 people, including the happy couple, no matter what size the venue was.
The relaxed rules cover all private land, including in gardens and organisers will have to fill out a mandatory risk assessment form.
This does mean weddings with hundreds of people can go ahead after months of uncertainty, but other restrictions will remain in place.
Guests will not only be banned from dancing but they are not allowed to sing either.
The only dancing which will be allowed during the reception is the traditional 'first dance' and after that the venue's managers must close off the dance floor completely if it is indoors.
In addition, guests must wear face masks during certain times of the wedding and if the reception is taking place indoors there is a limit of six guests to a table.
If the ceremony/reception is taking place in a marquee on private land than the structure must have two sides open to qualify as 'outdoors'.
If not it is classed as an indoor venue and the stricter capacity rules will apply.
The rule of six indoors will still apply to weddings in private homes - except for deathbed weddings, which can have up to 30 guests.
The UK Weddings Taskforce campaign group has claimed venues and businesses will lose £325m per week of delay.
The group estimates there are 50,000 marriages planned in the four weeks from June 21 which will be affected by the changes.