Covid-19 / Coronavirus has taken over our everyday lives as NZ prepares for lockdown. It is in our conversations, thoughts, newsfeeds, TV and social media. Here is what I can do for you as we navigate this unknown journey
Government Restrictions Caused You To Cancel Or Postpone Your Wedding? Let's Do This.
Unfortunately, some of my couples ( My own wedding included) have had to postpone our weddings. This unexpected curve ball has disrupted us all, but this is what we can do in the meantime.
Now, the decision is when to select the new date, as we are still determining when this pandemic will end/subside. Those couples that have their date set for later in 2020 will worry about whether their wedding day will go ahead or if they must postpone until next year.
As your celebrant, I will work with you! I will transfer your date to a new date (when I am available) at no extra cost. You can still get excited about marrying your honey, whether it is your original date or a new one in the not-so-distant future.
Your Marriage Licence~ Refunds & expiration
Marriage licences are valid until the date of expiry, three months from the date of issue. If couples want to postpone their wedding as a result of the pandemic, there are options:
In the body of the email, include:
Getting married during lockdown
Currently, I cannot legally marry anyone in lockdown. I know it sucks but won't be forever.
Over the coming months
Let's make a plan
If you have already booked with me to marry you, we can use this time during lockdown to start your wedding ceremony. We can Zoom or facetime and discuss your wedding. I will ask about your love story, get to know you both, and write a ceremony representing you. I will thread all this throughout your unique ceremony.
Whether you are keeping your fingers crossed and remaining hopeful for your current date, or if you have had to postpone your date, we can still do this!
You can use this time to work out the other details for your day. Ideas for seating plans, looking for inspiration for your wedding cake or getting started on your wedding vows
Remember that marriage is the end goal. Your wedding day is when you celebrate your love for each other!
To all my couples
Keep in contact. I have emailed or texted you all. Lets keep those lines of communication open. I am carrying on writing and helping you with the planning as usual.
Remember to check in with me when making changes to your wedding date.
Love, Jade x
My Celebrant journey began in 2017, and I now have had over 600 beautiful weddings, funerals, naming, MC and special occasion events.
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Jade is a Registered Independent Marriage + Funeral Celebrant in New Zealand
Validated Member of CANZ - Celebrants Aotearoa of New Zealand
Diploma in Celebrant Studies 2017 (NZ) from the Celebrant School
Appointed by the DIA to conduct Registry Weddings for $90
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