Planning a wedding? with lots of changes in the world and the UK, what’s the landscape like?

Let’s meet the author.

I’m Amanda a modern quirky celebrant who helps couples have the ceremony they deserve with real freedom of choice and personalisation. Although Essex based I’m happy to travel as a UK celebrant or worldwide.

I specialise in working with amazing venues both licensed and unlicensed who offer more than a traditional wedding. With a can do attitude to your ceremony I make sure your wedding is exactly how you want it to be. Having written for thrive global, I’ve also been featured in “An Essex wedding” magazine and “An English wedding” website.

Weddings post Brexit.

Brexit may well affect your wedding plans and your costs.  Florists for example import a lot of their flowers and food and drink suppliers may have to pay more to import goods. So an English sparkling wine may now be more preferable than French Champagne!

Ask the right questions.

Regardless of your wedding date, ask venues if Brexit has changed the way they work or their prices. Check the prices you’re looking at online or in a brochure are correct for your wedding date. There may be new prices for 2022 or the price may increase each year.

Destination weddings may now be more complicated because of changes with passports, visas and documentation. Also little things to be wary of might now be changes to data roaming charges for example. Destination weddings will still be popular but if you are planning one make sure you do the research thoroughly.

Wedding Websites.

A relatively new trend is to have a wedding website and it’s great to have everything in one place for you and your guests. A wedding website provides a great way of changing dates and letting your guests know quickly and easily what is happening. You can include all your wedding information including present lists, menu choices,  maps, accommodation details, and taxi companies. If you are tech minded it’s relatively simple or maybe you know a tech savvy friend or relation you can ask, or you can pay someone to create one. However it’s better to be able to do it yourself so you can update the information as and when you please.

Micro weddings and Elopements….what’s the difference?

The nature of weddings are evolving with couples choosing more personalised ceremonies which is terrific because as a celebrant we love creating unique ceremonies for each couple. Of course the big news is about micro weddings and elopements…let’s just clarity a few differences.


Micro weddings and elopements.

A micro wedding is a small wedding, often with immediate family and close friends only; it has become popular during the pandemic but is popular choice for many reasons. An elopement can be a spontaneous thing but Micro weddings are usually planned. It is attended only by the couple and a witness and often performed in secret although. A micro wedding is like a hybrid…a cross between an elopement and a big traditional wedding. It can be less expensive but many couples go for the macro experience and spend more per head on their guests.

If you want to find out more about me or are considering a wedding celebrant for your amazing wedding ceremony then head to my website and schedule a call. Alternatively you can find me on instagram @amandasceremonies and on facebook @amandasbeautifulceremonies