The most requested ceremony dates are not always the same date each year. 2018 appears to be a date in August. However, this year is was a date in June and last year a date in July and in 2015 it was an August date again. There is no reason that we, Celebrants, can see for each date that appears popular for that particular year.
Let me assure all the couples out there that are wanting the popular date of that particular year, we celebrants do have a network of colleagues that we can call upon or recommend if we get an enquiry for the popular date and we are already booked. Before recommending them we always ask if they are available, and if so contact the next on the list and so forth, But if you wish to book us in particular. then you may have to be a little flexible on your time of the day so that we may accommodate both ceremonies without rushing. Or maybe consider another date or the next day. We do hate to disappoint couple who particularly wish us to conduct their ceremony and do everything possible to help.
At this moment in time I do have enquiries for this popular date, one of which was last year but no amount of correspondence has brought forth a deposit, which secures the date and time in my diary. I know sometimes couples find it hard to pay everyone’s deposit so I do have a payment system, and the Bride to be assures me that she considers me booked! I have written to her several times kindly telling her that I am not officially booked without her deposit or the start of the payment plan. I have already turned down one other enquiry for the same date and now I have another enquiry so unfortunately I have to take the decision to look favourably on this new enquiry and if all goes well, and no reason why it should not, their deposit will be paid and it will be secured in my diary and no further ceremonies will be considered for that date and time. It will be disappointing to have to tell the original enquirer that I can no longer perform her ceremony and I shall not look forward to doing so but without her deposit the date has not been secured.
I am only writing this to explain to others that they must make sure that the services of their preferred supplier is secured by paying their deposit. No one likes to let people down but when it is a favoured date and with so many enquiries for that date you must secure us!
Unfortunately no one can predict which date will be the favourite for 2019 but enquiries are already coming in so make sure by paying that deposit.