Congratulations if you have recently decided to get married. So what should you do next ?
After you have let all the important people in you life know it is time to sit down and make a few decisions.
The first is about the style and feel of your special day.
Maybe you want something a little different such as a wedding festival or a themed day. If so then why not consider engaging an Independent Celebrant.
An Independent Celebrant creates and conducts non-statutory ceremonies. Each ceremony is unique and written to meet your requirements.
An Independent Celebrant differs in their approach from a Humanist as they will include some religious content with in the ceremony, for instance one of the elements may be a prayer, reading, hymn or blessing. This is often a good way to acknowledge your family's faith and beliefs especially if you as a couple have different heritages.
Choosing a Celebrant led ceremony gives you more choice about the content to be included. It also means there are fewer restraints on time and place.
So if you wish to celebrate your event at home, in a local hall or outdoors a Celebrant led ceremony would be ideal.
A wedding ceremony is conducted after a couple legally marry. Registering your marriage should be done at a Registry Office in the presence of two witnesses. For full information on the process is available on line or within the notes on my facebook page (within the notes section you can find my fact sheet).
There are a number of reasons why you might choose to marry and then have a wedding ceremony including the freedom to celebrate where, when and how you wish.
Each ceremony is tailor-made to each couples requirements. A wedding ceremony can be held in a location of your choice, at a time to suit you and there are no limits to the number of people who can be present.
Your choice of music, poetry and readings can be woven into the ceremony.
Symbolic actions such as exchanging rings, lighting candles, a sand ceremony, releasing balloons, butterflies or doves, or creating unique items to cherish are just a few of the ideas that can be included.
If you would like more ideas and an informal chat then please just drop me a line.
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.