Why use a wedding celebrant?
Updated: Oct 16, 2019
Here are a few of the many reasons that couples use a Celebrant for their ceremony, feel free to comment with any more
Venue of your choice – it does not need to be a licensed venue, so it can be anywhere. A beach, a wood, your garden, the venue is completely of your choice.
Bespoke and individual ceremony – all other aspects of your wedding are unique to you, and so should your ceremony. From your love of cheesy 80’s hits, musicals or Star Wars, anything and everything can be incorporated. Your imagination is your limit.
Create your own vows – if you want to promise you’ll never watch a box set without them, or that you’ll always bake a chocolate sponge cake on their birthday, you can. Personal vows create a wonderful ceremony, and they can be fun, heartfelt and meaningful. Saying these vows to one another actually means something to you and your partner.
Incorporate your family and guests – as few, or as many as you’d like. If you want all your bridesmaids to read a poem, they can. If you would like your Dad, Grandad, Uncle, Brother, or anyone else, to do a song, they can. You might want a musical interlude from your choir, or band. You may want a dance. You may want a unity ceremony. Whatever you want, it can be incorporated.
Unity ceremony – these are another way to incorporate family and guests. They can involve ceremonies such as ring warming, candle, flower, tree planting, sand, pass the heartbeat, to name a few. There are also ceremonies that the couple only perform, such as foot washing and handfasting.
Blend religions – in many religious ceremonies you can’t have a mix of more than one religion but in a celebrant led ceremony you can have whatever mix you’d like. You may want readings that represent a mix of religions or cultures. Within a Registrar led ceremony, you can’t have any mention of religion, and although this suits some people, it may not suit you. You may like a nod to your family beliefs and would like to include a prayer or a particular song.
Meet officiant before the ceremony – as a part of your day it is nice to of built up a relationship with the person who will be such a big part of it. As a celebrant will spend time with you, as a couple, they will get to hear about how you met, your love story, who has played a part in your life as a couple, and understand your sense of humour, likes and dislikes.
So, if you would like a beautiful, bespoke and truly memorable wedding you know who to call!