Ceremonies by Cath - Catherine Flavell
Everyone is different and it is really up to each couple, but personally I like the idea. As a Civil Marriage Celebrant, I thoroughly enjoy small intimate weddings. Even though they may be short and quick, it is by no means impersonable - in fact it is more personal for the couple as their focus is on them, their love for each other which is often beautifully reflected in their personal vows.
I have celebrate many such weddings before and also since the outbreak of COVID and some of the reasons provided were:
* They just want to be married and they are not fussed with the whole big wedding and all the hassles that comes with the organisation.
* They are a shy couple, so taking advantage of the opportunity to have their small intimate and meaningful wedding instead of a large one (which they personally don't want but may have felt pressured into by well meaning family).
* Taking advantage of saving money - just paying for the wedding ceremony and legalities and then have the spare money to perhaps go towards setting up their new home or a honeymoon later when travel is allowed.
* This one is a cheeky one - some have seen this as a blessing that they don't have to feel obligated to invite certain guests that they don't know or didn't want to have at their wedding.
As I said - each to their own and everyone has their reasons which we all need to respect.