Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Celebrant?

A celebrant is someone who is able to provide you with a custom-made ceremony which is unique and personal to you. Unlike a registrar, there is no legal limitation or restriction as to what you can include in a Celebrant Ceremony. You as the client have the freedom to create a ceremony which is appropriate to you and your way of life and can Read more..

What's the difference between a Registrar and a Celebrant?

List of differences between a registrar and a celebrant

Oh I think I’ve heard about this. Is a celebrant the same as a Humanist then?

No, a celebrant is different to a humanist.

It is not something I know too much about, however according to BBC Bitesize. It says:

Humanists do not believe in a god. They believe it is possible to live a good and fulfilling life without following a traditional religion. They do not follow a holy book either. Instead, Humanists Read more..

Are Celebrants qualified?

Is there an official qualification taken to become a celebrant/ then no. Anyone could be a celebrant if they wished. However, I did attend a training course with the fellowship of professional celebrants and paid and completed their training sessions. I then completed their wedding training sessions too.

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Can anyone use a celebrant?

Any couple wishing to celebrate their commitment in a way which is more memorable, unique, Symbolic, and personal to them. Any couple wishing to include a symbolic ceremony such as a Hand Fasting, a Sand Ceremony, a Dove Release, or any other symbolic, religious, or cultural tradition which more meaningful to them.

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Are Celebrant services restricted?

Celebrant ceremonies are unrestricted and can take place anywhere indoors or outdoors, regardless as to whether or not, your venue holds a marriage license. All that is needed is the permission of the chosen venue.

Like I tell families..

It’s your day so, why not have it your way?

Can a celebrant conduct a wedding then?

Yes, is the answer however, the certificate I give you is NOT a legally binding certificate of marriage.

I want our marriage to be legal though?

A celebrant ceremony is NOT a legally binding ceremony. For a couple to legalise their marriage, they MUST book an appointment to visit their local registry office to register their marriage. The couple will not need to say their vows or exchange their wedding rings when signing the marriage register. There is NO LEGAL REQUIREMENT for the Read more..