As a Celebrant I can help to make your ceremony truly personal and to do this I always like to meet couples in person before your ceremony to discuss what you want . I try to get an idea of who you are as people and what you mean to each other. I can also work to make the ceremony inclusive of your guests. For example did your Grandma set the two of you up? If so, I’ll make sure she gets credit on the day. If you don’t live in or near London, or if you are just too swamped planning your event, I am also happy to discuss your needs over the phone or by email so there are really no restrictions to creating your dream ceremony.
As a Celebrant I cannot legally marry you so for the legal part of your ceremony (which consists of two sentences) you can just attend your registry office before or after the wedding to say your 'Ds & Cs' and sign the register. However I will discuss this with you closer to the time so don't let this restrict you in your dreams for your ceremony.
I would always advise that you book your celebrant as soon as you have a date picked out but sometimes life is not that simple so don’t panic if the date’s getting closer and you have yet to book. I am happy to do short notice ceremonies if I am not already committed to another ceremony on that day. So give me a call or send me an email and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
This is a question that comes up often so I have listed the differences below which should hopefully clear up any confusion.
Well first you won't be alone. When I was planning my wedding I didn't even know there were options beyond a church or registry office. I didn't know you could have readings, songs or rituals like hand fasting.
Based on my experience I can offer a selection of readings that may reveal the perfect one for you, or just inspire you and get your creative ideas flowing. I can also offer advice on music, venues and I can show you examples of other ceremonies that may help you to rule out or rule in what you want for your day.