You’ve just got engaged! Congratulations!
No doubt you’ll already have a mile-long to-do list and you’ll be keen to get going but before you do (and especially if you’ve never heard the word celebrant), please, PLEASE watch this video, as it could save you bucketloads of regret later:
If you’re on a train and you’ve forgotten your headphones, your fiancé(e) (squee!) is sleeping next to you, or there’s another reason you can’t/don’t want to watch 4.5 minutes of me chatting on, here’s a summary:
3 reasons you should consider using a celebrant before you book anything else:
You have a CHOICE. It’s not just church or registrar – you can have a celebrant to lead your ceremony. And here are some thoughts about why bearing that option in mind could be a jolly good thing indeed.
- You can have your ceremony anywhere you like – you’re not just limited to licensed venues. You can use a licensed venue if you want to, of course, but you don’t necessarily need to use the ceremony room there.
- You can be as creative with your ceremony as you are with the rest of your day. Your wedding day’s very purpose is you guys getting married, so shouldn’t the service reflect your personalities as much as the reception?
- You can include religious or spiritual elements such as prayers, readings or music into your ceremony, if you’d like to. You can’t have any of these things with a registrar, but you may feel that a church wedding is a little ‘too much’ for your taste. It doesn’t have to be either/or – your ceremony can fit your spiritual beliefs – or lack thereof – perfectly.
If this is all completely new to you and you want to know more, more, MORE, take a look at these links:
- What the heck is an independent celebrant?
- Creating Ceremony weddings
- About Claire Bradford
- Creating Ceremony Facebook page
Want to chat about the celebrant ‘thing’ and what’s possible? Drop me an email or give me a call – I just love to talk weddings!