August sometimes has the highest number, in other years it's July or September. Once your new baby or babies have arrived it is wonderful to welcome them into their new family and the friends that will form their network of support and love. Why not celebrate their arrival ? If you do not wish to have a religious ceremony then a Naming ceremony would be perfect.
A typical naming ceremony includes
Naming ceremonies can be held anywhere. Some parents choose to hold the ceremony in their own homes whilst others have a hall or other venue. Earlier this month I conducted a wonderful ceremony in a woodland clearing, so let your imagination guide you.
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The ‘Combined Ceremonies’ scheme being run by Staffordshire Registration Service in partnership with Civil Ceremonies Ltd are now well under way. The very first ceremony was held at Pendrell Hall on 23rd May this year and was conducted by Celebrant Christine O’Malley in partnership with Staffordshire registrars, who conducted the legal parts of the ceremony.
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"The main law which governs marriage is from 1836 and has failed to keep pace with modern Britain.
How and where marriages can take place is tightly regulated, and differs depending on the type of wedding. At present, couples have to make a choice between a religious or a civil ceremony, with no option for a ceremony reflecting other beliefs. Couples having an Anglican wedding can give notice to the church; all other couples must give notice at the register office. With few exceptions, all couples must have their wedding either in a place of worship or licenced secular venue, and cannot marry outdoors or even in the garden of a licenced venue.
If a couple does not comply with the legal requirements, which may happen with some religious ceremonies, their marriage may not be legally recognised. People often only discover their lack of legal status at the time of relationship breakdown. This means the parties have no legal status or protection and are not counted as married."
from Law Commission about weddings.
It is very pleasing to see this project finally getting underway. Something to watch with interest.
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.