Many brides and grooms in the last year have had plans and dreams smashed by the Covid pandemic. Many will have had to postpone (maybe more than once) or re-think their wedding plans altogether.
Hopefully all wedding couples can mark their original wedding day doing something special, like a walk to a favourite spot or a delicious home-delivered restaurant meal or even a cream tea with a glass of fizz in the back garden; some are having a virtual ceremony held on Zoom or Skype and led by a Celebrant with a plan to legalise it and have a celebration later in the year.
Others will just postpone their celebration but they may not be able to have exactly the same ceremony that they originally planned - due to availability or limitations of numbers after lockdown.
A Celebrant led ceremony could be the solution when registrar or church availability is scarce in 2021 or 2022 - maybe you haven’t considered it before? A registrar appointment for you and two witnesses to legalise the marriage in the weeks before or after the big celebration will give you the flexibility of finding a day when the venue, your guests, your photographer and all your other chosen suppliers can be available. The Celebrant can make it personal & bespoke and the wedding of your dreams. A Celebrant can be much more flexible on times as they don’t generally have other ceremonies booked in on that day - one less worry to stress about when everything else is so uncertain. Just think you also have two dates to celebrate!
This time of lockdown is now perfect for reflecting on what is important to the both of you - just think - your wedding celebration could be even better than you originally planned! It can be more intimate and more about you rather than a massive event - if that is what you really want.
Contact me if you want to talk through your options - you can still have the celebration or celebrations of your dreams - it just may be a bit different to the original dream - but it could be even better!
My name is Justine and I’m a Civil Celebrant in Kent. Message me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use my contact page for more details about my services and celebrations of love, marriage and life in the South East and further afield.