Corona Virus – Covid 19
Hello to all my wonderful couples
No matter where you are on this small planet of ours, I appreciate that every couple ‘out there’, currently planning their wedding will be concerned about whether this virus is going to affect you, your loved ones or your wedding.
I am very fortunate to offer Celebrancy services in an area popular for ‘Destination Weddings’ and many of my couples live (or have family & friends) overseas. I just wanted to let you all know that I am thinking of you all…I am also aware that you will be concerned about if/when this may adversely affect your wedding plans. I like many other wedding vendors I’m sure, will be monitoring the situation and keeping abreast of all health and travel advice issued by the NZ Government.
We are in navigating unchartered waters at the moment, and, given the speed at which circumstances change concerning the spread of/and reaction to this viral outbreak, understandably, many of us are uncertain of what the immediate future will bring.
As an Independent Celebrant, and Registered Member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand (CANZ), I am acutely aware of my responsibility to you as valued clients to facilitate a replacement Celebrant, should I be unable to attend your wedding ceremony. CANZ Members are also obliged to maintain a network of celebrant colleagues who would, potentially, provide cover in an emergency, as such I would do my utmost to organise an alternative Celebrant to deliver your ceremony on my behalf.
These are unprecedented times, and I sincerely hope that we will avoid any such circumstances, however, at this point; I would like to offer any couple, who have to postpone their marriage ceremony as a result of this event, the opportunity to rebook within eighteen months, subject to us finding a mutually agreed date. Your current deposit will be held against the new date, with the balance payable in the usual way…I do feel for you, should you have to postpone.
This is a rapidly developing situation, so please keep in touch, and keep up to date with the latest guidance from the NZ Government and the NZ Ministry of Health.