Despite all the danger, more than one hundred thousand marriages were registered in Ukraine in the first half of 2022. However, many couples hesitate: should they get married now, will it be appropriate, what difficulties will have to be overcome? The final decision remains with you, and Chanfashion will consider in more detail the advantages and disadvantages of celebrating a wedding in wartime to simplify your choice.
Marriage is an extremely important step that every couple must “grow up to”: get to know each other well enough, see their partner in critical situations, trust in themselves and leave doubts about the strength of their feelings. In recent months, the relations of Ukrainians have been subjected to these checks in extremely extreme conditions. If you have overcome danger and internal conflicts due to a shaky emotional state together, then you are unlikely to be frightened by an exam in everyday life.
After such inspections, you can safely go to the RAGS, and then celebrate the victory of your relationship over extreme crises. At this time, because of the contrast, emotions from marriage will be stronger, because the psyche has not yet had time to “bury” terrible memories.
Important decisions cannot be postponed
We all realized that life cannot be postponed for tomorrow, because, no matter how scary it is to say it, tomorrow may not be. Despite the fear, it makes us love life and each other even more passionately and recognize the true value of every day and every loved one nearby.
We do not know how long we will have to wait for peaceful times, when we can again argue about Rustic and Boho, discuss fashion trends in decor and decide what color napkins should be chosen for the banquet. But we know for sure that the whole country is fighting for our right to live, love and be happy. So, should we postpone such important decisions as marriage?
Simplified painting procedures
Let’s go back to the bureaucratic reality from talking about the high 🙂 During wartime, the state simplified the marriage procedure not only for military personnel, but also for civilians. Now you don’t have to wait a month after submitting an application, in most registry offices you can sign up day by day according to the order of the live queue. If you want not only to sign documents, but also to hold a ceremony, we advise you to consult with the specific institution where you plan to get married. Now, the conditions of the ceremonies, as well as the hours of operation, may differ from peacetime, so it is better to check everything in advance.
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Yes, in such a dangerous period, it is difficult to talk about unique wedding concepts, detailed stylistics and original solutions — we will talk about this in more detail later. However, a wedding in wartime is unique and very daring in itself. Just imagine how you and the groom will tell this incredible story to your grandchildren after many years of happy married life 🙂
Reason for celebration
In difficult times, reasons for a sincere smile are so needed! Remember that you are giving a drop of happiness and hope not only to yourself, but also to your loved ones, our defenders at the front and other Ukrainians who are immersed in danger, terrible statistics and personal losses every day. Be a ray of life and love that gives warmth to everyone who sees your sincere love and the courage to declare it even at such a time.
We have considered the arguments why you should not postpone marriage, but you should also take into account the following disadvantages.
Unfortunately, the pre-war variety of options is not available to us now: some specialists have suspended their work or left Ukraine, some locations are closed for visits. What can we say about dangerous areas.
If you still decide to celebrate a wedding this year, be prepared that you will have to make compromises and choose from what remains available. Because of this, unique concepts and original decor will most likely have to be given up.
A wedding is a difficult holiday to organize, because the number of possible force majeure per square meter is incredible, and there is no second chance to correct mistakes. Let’s be realistic: it definitely hasn’t gotten any easier now, and the degree of uncertainty has noticeably increased.
You need flexibility, readiness to quickly adjust plans and not to take changes too painfully. No matter what difficulties arise during the wedding preparations, remember the main meaning of the holiday. May he inspire you and give you strength to overcome all obstacles.
Due to the war, many of us, if we did not find ourselves in an extremely difficult situation, definitely felt how the wallet became lighter. Celebrating a wedding is not a primary necessity, so the expenses for it are reduced in the first place. In addition, the possibilities to increase it, as in peacetime — the help of relatives, friends or the bank — are currently unavailable. Therefore, keep in mind that you will have to tighten your belts.
At the very first stage of preparation, decide what is most important to you in the celebration: for example, warm gatherings with loved ones, a princess dress from childhood dreams or a fairy-tale ceremony? Focus your attention and finances on the most important thing.
Difficulties with guests
Millions of Ukrainians were forced to leave their homes and hometowns, seeking refuge in more peaceful regions of Ukraine and abroad. A huge number of families had to be separated, so it will not be possible to gather all relatives for the celebration of most couples. It is very difficult to imagine such an important day without the support of the closest relatives.
However, you can use the experience of quarantine times — a video broadcast from the RAGS, of course, will not replace the full presence of family or friends, but it will allow you to see the official creation of your new family at least through the phone screen. We believe that very soon every family will be able to gather together under a peaceful sky and celebrate the victory of our country and their own over the dark times!