Tips for Couples

Ceremonies during Covid-19 Restrictions

coronavirus 300x300Following Covid-19 social distancing and health regulations, Basic Weddings can be conducted in private settings (e.g. home):

  • Virtual planning meetings (Facetime, Google Meet, Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom)
  • Payment is by E-transfer instead of cash or cheque.
  • Pastor Vickie arrives ½ hour before ceremony to review marriage license registration.
  • Pastor Vickie wears a mask (and gloves) as required by health regulations.
  • During the ceremony, a small signing table is placed between Pastor Vickie and the couple.
  • Pastor Vickie only removes her mask during the ceremony if the couple requests it.

The Signing Table

wedding 44-512After the wedding vows and pronouncement of marriage, traditionally the marriage license is signed by the bride and groom as well as by two witnesses. This is usually done at a signing table. So how do you choose one?

From her experience, Paster Vickie has some suggestions:

  • Pick a small round or square table with one or two chairs. A long table is too large and awkward to use.
  • Cover the table, including the sides, with a nice tablecloth to accent the signing table as the focus of attention.
  • A vase with flowers can also be placed on the table but make sure that it does not obstruct the view of any guests.
  • Ensure that there is a good pen at the table ready to sign the marriage license!

 « Tips for Couples

How a Sand Ceremony Works

Victorianscroll"One that has rather recently entered the engaged public's consciousness is the sand ceremony, more formally known as the unity sand ceremony. Much like the unity candle with which many of us are familiar, the sand version offers a symbolic, visually poignant moment that can add not only a personalized feel but also a bit of whimsy to an otherwise formal affair."

Click here to learn how a sand ceremony works.

« Tips for Couples

Honeymoon Advice

just married 240x240"Congratulations, you’re married! Now it’s time to celebrate with an incredible getaway. Whether you’ll be lounging on a tropical beach, hiking towering peaks, sipping wine in a famed vineyard, or wandering historic streets, we’ve compiled some of the best destinations (plus need-to-know travel tips) so you can enjoy this trip of a lifetime with your new spouse."

Click here for advice from Weddingwire.

« Tips for Couples