People are still planning weddings and doing it quite differently than before. Amongst other things, the trends involve virtual live stream weddings and micro weddings to adapt to smaller guest numbers.
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I am Amanda a modern quirky celebrant who believes in helping couples have the ceremony they deserve with real freedom of choice and personalisation. I specialise in working with amazing venues both licensed and unlicensed who offer much more than a traditional wedding in every aspect. I have a can do attitude to your ceremony and make sure your wedding is exactly how you want it to be.
Because lots of other wedding elements aren’t possible the ceremony has become the most important part of the wedding. As a celebrant this makes me very happy! There are more intimate weddings and some couples are going very minimalist in their design, sometimes the design elements used are organic materials like wood and dried florals and pampass grass.
Some couples want to have eco conscious weddings, using locally sourced materials and having favours where donations are made to charity.
However other couples are going really bright and bold in all aspects and really splashing out, alongside all the luxuries it’s not uncommon to see 4 or 5 colours being splashed around within the colour scheme.
Are becoming really popular it’s all about the experience of a wedding rather than it just being an event. Also celebrant ceremonies can take place literally anywhere so the rush for a licensed venue is not an issue; this is a real bonus because of the backlog of weddings that Covid has created. There are more weddings at home, in gardens and sequel weddings. I love this idea, a sequel wedding is when you have a small wedding but the sequel is the larger wedding you plan for the future with a bigger guest list.So there are more outdoor weddings, in woodland venues or glamping sites, zoos and parks. Also weddings in breweries or greenhouse locations, and wow!!!! imagine getting married in a planetarium, art gallery or even somewhere like The Eden Project.
Couples are losing some of the gender related traditions so it’s not uncommon now to see Men of honour, bridesmates, grooms maids, best woman and of course pets so brides dog or best dog.So there is an emphasis on couples wanting to really own their ceremony, celebrant ceremonies are rising in demand as they lend themselves to this sort of no limits ceremony. In terms of the experience couples want their guests to be more than spectators, so alongside quirky venues, food and drink vans are popular, games, performers, bouncy castles, mini golf, it’s all going on!!!
A celebrant ceremony means friends and family members can take an active role in the actual ceremony, and they naturally lend themselves to this sort of wider participation.
Is getting more high tech, there are more virtual wedding fairs, tours, and wedding websites thus saving time and money. Meeting with wedding suppliers on zoom is time efficient and less costly for you. Couples having wedding websites is relatively new but terrific. A one stop for all your guests with every detail including recommended hotels, maps, and where you can collect info from your guests too like dietary issues, you can put polls on there….and playlist suggestions.Easy to update, and amend, people can rsvp on them and everything is in one place. If you aren’t tech savvy get one of your guests to do it or even pay a professional as it can be quite cost effective.
And last but by no means least, social media and hash tags are all the rage together with monogramed accessories including personalised face masks. Generally couples are giving more details on invitations about mask wearing, social distancing and any special restrictions. This is also a bonus of having a wedding website because they can be updated quickly and easily to inform guests of any changes as they happen.
So, if you want to know about celebrant ceremonies head over to my website main page https://www.amandasceremonies.com/ You will find details of all my ceremonies, a bit more about me, advice about legalities, a free download and the option to book a free call with me. Feel free to share this with other friends who are planning their weddings.