Unfortunately, the health crisis caused by COVID-19 has caused problems for weddings as well as for everything else in the country. Many couples have had to postpone, curtail or cancel their ceremonies and my colleagues and I are doing everything we can to facilitate them. We are all in this together and I will do everything in my power to make sure the occasion is still joyful and memorable in spite of whatever else is going on.

The recommendations of the HSE and Department of Health will have to be taken into consideration and complied with for the sake of everybody involved. The responsibility for this is shared between the venue, the couple and me, the celebrant, and I take it seriously. I will only perform ceremonies where all the regulations are in place and the health of the couple, the guests and myself is protected as much as possible. I don’t expect any problems in this regard, but, just like the lovely Irish weather, it is something we have to put up with, but it will pass eventually – everything does.