Updated: Jun 9, 2020
Your love is not defined by your wedding date. You may not be able to celebrate your big day as you had originally planned but that doesn't matter. By getting creative, you can make the most out of this crazy situation and you can still have an awesome celebration on your should-be wedding day.
We had a chat with our lovely Celebrant friend, Becky, who has some amazing advice to offer. Read on for positive vibes and some incredible ideas on how you can still say "I DO" on the day you have been planning for months! Say the words; you don't have to delay it.
"Hi, I’m Becky from Celebrant Ceremonies by Becky and I absolutely live, breath and dream everything about weddings. We are still in such uncertain times but this is my message to all of you……
To all the fabulous couples that were due to have their weddings and couldn’t.
You are not cancelled; you are not postponed.
You are just on pause and when we press play again and we will.
You are going to have the biggest and best weddings in the world.
Remember love is immune."
"For the last ten weeks I have refused to let the pandemic affecting our world dim the light on the gorgeous couples I work with and their wedding day. So together we have come up with lots of ideas and solutions for those that have had to move their wedding date, those who’s wedding is in the coming months and those that are at initial planning of their big day for next year."
"A virtual ceremony is the way lots of couples are choosing to mark what would have been their wedding day. Don’t let your day slip by without doing something special. Celebrate the day you should have said ‘I do’ with a ceremony like no other.
By the power of Zoom your family and friends can be with you as make promises to each other of your love and commitment until the time comes when you can have your wedding, your way."
This is Martin and Lucy who visited The Confetti Bar to mix their bespoke confetti and packaging for their Wedding day in May. Unfortunately, their date had to be rearranged due to the Corona Virus outbreak but that didn't stop them celebrating in style with a Plugged In wedding. They celebrated with loved ones via Zoom and exchanged their vows with Becky.
"Lots of couples personalised items with their wedding date and are now contemplating buying replacements. Don’t!
You are now part of history. There is a story behind your original date. During your wedding ceremony, you can incorporate your story – how you met, who proposed to who, the things you adore about each other and the things that drive you mad! COVID-19 is now part of everyone’s story and I think having two dates to celebrate every year is pretty unique."
"Many couples are also facing the possibility of looking for a new venue. Now, I know this wasn’t what you had originally planned but let’s take the lemons we’ve been given and turn it into lemonade. You now have extra time to stop and really think about what you want.
I often get asked what top tips I’ve learnt over the years when it comes to planning a wedding ceremony. So here goes….
· Choose a venue or place for your wedding that has meaning to you or reflects you as a couple and don’t be afraid to different.
· Ensure you wedding ceremony captures the essence of who you are as a couple. This is your ceremony, so do it your way!
· Your wedding vows are the most important part of your ceremony. Take your time with them. Ensure they reflect how you feel about each other and don’t be afraid to add a little humour and honesty into the mix of true love and romance."
"Lastly, it has been announced that registrars have now extended their restrictions and have postponed ALL ceremonies indefinitely with no defined date when they will resume.
If you had booked a register ceremony or you are planning or have planned your 2020 / 2021 celebration please don’t think your only option is to cancel your wedding day.
THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE if you would still like to proceed with your ceremony and very special day, when the government confirms venues can reopen and restrictions on gatherings are lifted, YOU CAN STILL HAVE YOUR WEDDING DAY 💞"
"With a celebrant-led ceremony, you simply split the legal paperwork from your wedding celebration ceremony to give yourself the freedom of experiencing your perfect day. Celebrants will work together with you to create and deliver a bespoke and beautiful ceremony that reflects you and your partner. And the best bit.... your ceremony can be held anywhere, at any time and include anything you want!
At a later date you can arrange with your local registration service to have a what’s known as a '2 x 2' ceremony, this will enable you to legally register your marriage."
"Nobody yet knows what the restrictions will be in place when weddings can go ahead. What I do know is by the time weddings start again, we will have learnt the value more than ever, of being together. It will be the celebration everybody has been waiting for and we will all be ready to party in whatever way we can! It truly will be one of the best and most memorable days of your life."
We're all in this together. Have your 2020 Plugged In Wedding, your way. You'll have one heck of a wedding story to tell!
Celebrate now, party later.
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