What is a Celebrant?
A celebrant is a relatively new concept to people. Some people have never even heard of a celebrant, let alone knowing that they can use the services of a celebrant to conduct events such as: Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Funerals, Civil Ceremonies and Naming Ceremonies are to name but a few.
What is a Celebrant?
A celebrant is someone who is trained 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 celebrate in a more meaningful way with a bespoke ceremony which encapsulates your love, style, and personality.
What are the benefits of using a Celebrant?
A celebrant will work with you and your family or as a couple, to personally to create a ceremony which is unique to you, or in the case of a funeral your loved one.
Just as no two couples or loved ones are the same, no two ceremonies are the same.
The ceremony of a celebrant is non-restrictive, so you can freely incorporate different aspects of religion, symbolism, or cultural tradition if desired. It is not compulsory.
It’s your day so, why not have it your way?
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.
Who might prefer to use a Celebrant?
Any couple wishing to celebrate their commitment in a way which is more memorable, unique and personal to them.
Symbolic 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.
Any couple wishing to marry in a beautiful area or a venue which is currently not licensed for legal marriage.
IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 registrar to attend the couple’s wedding venue or be present at Celebrant Ceremonies.
For more information on how to legalise your marriage’ please visit https://www.gov.uk/marriages-civil-partnerships/what-you-need-to-do