We all know how planning a wedding can be such a stressful affair. But when the bride is in a wheelchair, that's a whole different level of stress - from choosing and fitting the gown, to finding a wheelchair-accessible wedding venue with adapted restrooms, to needing an expansive dance floor for the wheelchair dance. Throw in the pandemic, and the complexity goes a level higher. But yes, some couples do manage to pull it off. And our guests for this week's episode are one of those couples.
Sian and Gavin's love story is the stuff of dreams. Not only did they get married on Gav's grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary, but they also pulled off a seemingly impossible wedding midway through the pandemic.
In this chat, we discuss:
How Gavin and Sian first metGavin and Sian's engagement story and how Gavin made the proposal as unique as possibleHow Gavin & Sian decided on the details and vendors for their beautifully romantic wedding dayWedding venue accessibility checklistTips on how to find the perfect gown, especially if you're in a wheelchairThe benefits of asking questions when planning a weddingHow to successfully host an accessible weddingDo's and don'ts for an accessible weddingIf you've ever wondered what it's like to get married in a wheelchair, Sian lays it all out for us in today's episode. First, Sian and her husband Gavin were unsure where to start with all the preparations. But the big question was, how exactly does one plan an accessible wedding? Sian explains that there's a lot of preparation involved. The decisions will seem endless, so you need to ask questions. If you're unsure about something or want something done, ask. It's your most important day ever. You, your partner, and your guests deserve a good time.
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