The first important thing to know is that a celebrant cannot perform a legal marriage. Although there is a proposal about to be considered being presented to change the marriage laws in England and Wales these changes have not yet been agree.
The reasons for choosing a Celebrant-led ceremony can be as diverse as the couples who choose them. However, the one thing which connects all of them is the wish to create a ceremony which is meaningful and personal.
Choosing a Celebrant-led ceremony gives a couple 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, at an unusual venue or outdoors - a Celebrant-led ceremony would be ideal. Possibly, you would like to hold your ceremony as the sun rises, or weave together two different cultural or religious heritages. All things are possible.
As a Celebrant, each ceremony I create is unique. The starting point for all the ceremonies I create is a conversation. If it is possible I prefer to meet people face to face or via a video call. During our conversation we can discuss your ideas, I can make suggestions and we can get to know each other.
Using all of this I then create a draft script. The script may go through a number of revisions until it is exactly right. I consider it to be very important that not only the words are right but also the flow and that the ceremony speaks of all those present.
There are many elements which can be blended to make the perfect ceremony and these include
If I can help you with your ceremony then please contact me via my website.
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.