The coronavirus pandemic has led to a temporary ban on weddings, meaning that many couples are now having to postpone their spring and summer weddings until later this year or next year.
Humanist wedding celebrant Maria Thorne has some tips for you if you’re having to postpone your humanist wedding and are trying to book a venue for a later date.
If your humanist wedding was booked for a Saturday this year and you now need to postpone your ceremony, you might find that your venue is already booked for future Saturdays. Here’s why you should consider having a weekday wedding instead…
Five reasons to have a weekday wedding:
Humanist weddings don’t have to take place indoors! How about an outdoor wedding?
In light of the likelihood that COVID-19 will be around for some time, outdoor weddings give more opportunity for social distancing whilst gathering together in one place once restrictions are lifted but while people are still practising social distancing.
One of the beautiful things about humanist weddings is that they can take place absolutely anywhere – at the beach, on the moors, or in the woods. The possibilities are endless, so please don’t lose heart!
On the day your humanist wedding was originally planned for, it is possible to mark the occasion with a pre-wedding celebration ceremony held via online video conferencing. Your Humanist Ceremonies celebrant can share your love story and give a little insight into the plans for your wedding – and its new date.
Speak to your humanist celebrant if you would like a pre-wedding celebration ceremony.
Humanist celebrants conduct bespoke, non-religious, humanist weddings.
At Humanist Ceremonies™, there is a network of celebrants who are all trained to the same high standards to deliver personal, meaningful non-religious wedding ceremonies. If one celebrant is unable to deliver a ceremony due to illness, another accredited celebrant will step in to make sure that the wedding is delivered as planned. With an accredited Humanists UK celebrant, there is always that added safety net.
And, if you would like to update your wedding ceremony plans and script to reflect a change of date and venue, your celebrant will be happy to work with you on this.