Naming ceremonies are not exclusively for young children. There are many reasons why as an adult you may wish to formally announce your name to your friends and family.
If you are interested in this type of ceremony please make contact.
A welcome ceremony is ideal if you wish to introduce a child or children to your family and friends.
It may be that due to Covid you were unable to have any form of celebration and now you would like to welcome your child or children.
It is also an opportunity for you to share your hopes and dreams for your child or children and make promises to them to be the very best parents you can be.
This type of ceremony is also ideal if you are a blended family or have adopted a child.
Bringing family and friends together is a wonderful way to introduce your new child to the wider community in which they will grow and thrive. The ideal way to do this, if you do not wish to have a religious ceremony, is to have a naming ceremony.
There are a number of reasons why you might choose a Celebrant led ceremony. The naming of a child establishes their individuality. Within a Naming ceremony parents dedicate themselves to the upbringing of their child and make promises regarding their future hopes. There is also an opportunity for other adults to make promises of special concern for the welfare of the child as they mature into adulthood.
For family and friends who witness the ceremony it is a time to reflect on the part they may play in the child's life in the future.
Music in your ceremony
Music will enhance any ceremony. Try to select a soft meaningful track for entrances and as the background for actions during the ceremony such as signing a certificate.
Check the timings of the piece you wish to use so that you come in to the part you wish to and don't have to stand waiting for the track to finish.
Always listen to all the lyrics.
You can really ramp up the energy by having something with a good beat for your exit. This will get your guests into the party mood.
If you are outdoors try to define the space. You can do this in a number of ways including creating a walkway marked with flags, lanterns, or flowers to lead your guests to the ceremony area.
Ensure that the space your ceremony will take place in is clearly visible to everyone and that seating is available. Seating could be chairs or bales covered with blankets or you could ask your guests to bring along their own garden chairs.
Ribbons which flutter in the wind, tea lights in jars hanging from branches or a flower arch are fairly simple to construct and can look stunning.
Choosing a Celebrant to help you create that special ceremony is an important step towards making your occasion a really memorable one. Why not take advantage of the free initial meeting I offer ? I believe it is important to meet informally to discuss your ideas and what I can offer. Meeting also gives us an opportunity to explore the type of ceremony that would best suit your needs.