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.

Benefits

Check passed

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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Choose the most con­ve­nient (or the most beau­ti­ful) reg­istry office for mar­riage you can in the Chan­fash­ion Cat­a­log.

Unique memories

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.

Disadvantages

We have con­sid­ered the argu­ments why you should not post­pone mar­riage, but you should also take into account the fol­low­ing dis­ad­van­tages.

Limited selection

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.

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High uncertainty

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.

Financial constraints

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.

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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!