Saturday, October 16, 2010

Wed or not wed

Rebate seems, on the face of it, to be the perfect venue for a wedding. There is a quaint little church next to the restaurant, the food and the service are both good, there is ample space for parking and Rebate has the benefit of decent weather for most of the year. It is no wonder that there are several companies set up to offer wedding packages at Rebate and that they fit in close to 100 ceremonies per year. The companies involved all seem to offer similar deals which include everything for a perfect day except one small important item.

If you read the details carefully, what you get is described as a wedding blessing. In other words, at the end of the day the couple would not be legally married. That part of the proceedings would have to be conducted elsewhere presumably in some sort of registry office. That kind of takes the shine of it and makes the deal a lot less interesting.

1 comment:

Pete said...

That's not so different from any wedding in a UK Catholic Church Keith. You have to pay the registrar to come out to the church or it isn't legal. That's why a C of E wedding is cheaper. :)