• Tess Veloso

WE POSTPONED THE RECEPTION BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, BUT WE STILL GOT MARRIED!

Updated: Feb 2

The year 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges: hard decisions and disappointments. You had been planning your wedding for a long time. You thought everything was set. Then COVID-19 came along, requiring sheltering at home, social distancing, and avoiding crowds. Many couples made the tough decision to postpone their receptions and parties, but still wanted to get married.

My own niece chose to do just that. Her wedding (at which I presided) was held on Labor Day weekend in her backyard. Even with few in attendance, the joy was palpable. The groom’s sister who lives in Canada, participated via an iPad. She was just as much a part of the ceremony as anyone actually sitting under the tent.

To be able to declare your forever love out loud does something for the soul. Commitment matters and speaking the vows out loud in front of loved ones makes a difference. It confirms what is in your heart. It solidifies everything that brought you to that moment. Not only does your life change, but you change as well. That’s why it's important to focus on the wedding ceremony itself. It is the vehicle that conveys your love, joy and hope for a shared future.

These shortened ceremonies serve a purpose. You made the decision to be married. You’re ready. So why delay your ceremony? The intimacy of a small wedding ceremony can bring such joy and connection. And finally celebrating with your friends and families with no restrictions will be even more joyous!

I’m here to assist and guide you. Let me know how I can help!


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