“You’re a what?” Is often the first thing I hear when I proudly say, “I’m a celebrant.”
The truth is not that many people have heard of a celebrant or let alone considered a celebrant led ceremony for their wedding. It’s the best kept secret! It’s a shame really because a skilled celebrant has so much to offer. I can help you explore and decide on a ceremony that fits you as a couple. I meet and really get to know my couples to find out what’s important to them. We work together to create a ceremony that can include all the traditions, none of the traditions and everything in between.
One of my friends recently talked to me about her wedding day and shared; I really wish my ceremony was less formal we only started to relax after the ceremony. This makes me feel sad, that they didn’t enjoy what is the most meaningful part of the day.
If you want a relaxed and less formal feel, defiantly consider a celebrant they will help create the right ceremony. From discussing how you want to feel, to giving you options for your entrance and adding in some creative symbolism there are lots of ways to make it a ceremony that truly suits your personality. This can all be beautifully achieved without losing any of the importance of celebrating your love.
It was only by chance that I thought about a celebrant for my own wedding day. We wanted to marry late in the evening which wasn’t possible at the licensed venue we choose. The registrar couldn’t marry us after 4pm. Without wanting to comprise on the time we wanted to wed and our dream venue we looked at alternatives to being legally married onsite. This is when I first realised that a celebrant could give us everything we wished for, and luckily for me I happened to know one.
Barbara really held our hand through the whole thing helping us to really think about what we wanted and then making it happen. We did the legal marriage one week earlier at the register office with both of our Mam’s then had the most memorable wedding ceremony celebration in front of our closet family and friends.
If you want something more personal then I’d encourage you to explore alternatives for your ceremony. Give it a go and create a day that’s as unique as you are.