Channel 4 Wants To Hear From People Whose Wedding Has Been Affected By Coronavirus
While many of us are feeling the effects of coronavirus on our everyday lives - working from home, not being able to see your parents and the like - for others the changes have been a lot more drastic, with some missing huge milestones because of the pandemic.
This includes those who were due to get married, who are now unable to throw the bash they had in mind and have had to postpone, cancel or come up with a plan B.
Well, Channel 4 is after a couple who have had their dream day thrown upside down by the current situation, promising to bring their wedding 'back to life' by throwing them a 'virtual ceremony they'll never forget in their own home'.
A Facebook post on the Film and TV Casting Calls UK Facebook group shared an advert from Channel 4 and Multi Story Media, which is part of ITV Studios, calling for a 'fun loving couple' to get in touch.
The advert read: "Have you had to postpone or cancel your wedding due to Covid-19? Are you unsure whether to cancel or not? Was the initial date you chose important to you?
"Channel 4, with the help of a celebrity cupid and some special guests, are looking to bring a much needed wedding back to life and offer one special couple the opportunity to have a virtual ceremony they'll never forget in their own home, with family and friends watching and celebrating online."
It adds: "Please note that this filmed/organised celebration will not result in legally binding marriage. Due to the legalities of specific marital licensing in the home, a non-religious celebrant will enact the vows on your document."
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According to the advert, the programme is 'Coming soon...ish'.
Reckon you'd fit the bill and would like to go for a 'wedding in lockdown'? Email [email protected] to apply.
By the looks of things, they should have plenty of applicants to choose from, with many people commenting to explain their situations.
One person wrote: "We were due to get married 9/5/2020... Obviously the wedding has been postponed... We have moved the wedding to 10/10/20... Jow do you even chose a new wedding date?! We guessed and hoped all this would be over by then. Anyway... We just want to be married."
Another wrote: "We had to cancel our wedding in Tenerife and brought it forward to July we have our fingers crossed it goes ahead but not looking good."
A third lamented: "Myself and my fiance were due to get married on 8th April 2020 in Costa Rica, where we should still be now, having spent 3 weeks on our wedding trip/honeymoon. The Costa Rican borders were closed 1 week before we were due to depart which was heartbreaking for us. Myself and my partner have been together for 29 years & we'll now likely wait another 29 years!"
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