You’ve chosen your outfits. You’ve selected flowers that you love. You’ve spent hours selecting your food and drinks and deciding what music to have at your reception. You’ve poured over your guest list making sure that all your nearest and dearest have a seat for the most important moment of your lives…but what about the all-important ceremony?
Your ceremony is the centrepiece of your wedding day – the time when you express your love for one another and take your vows in front of your friends and family. Many couples desire their ceremony to be personal and totally unique to them and can find the boundaries of a registry office or church service a bit too restrictive. For couples who are looking a for totally personal and meaningful ceremony in which they can really express themselves, using a Celebrant is the perfect choice.
Here are just four benefits of using an independent celebrant for your wedding ceremony:
1. There are no set scripts and no standard vows: Celebrants are not bound by any rules on the content of the ceremony or those all-important vows. Each ceremony is totally unique and created especially for you – the couple. You are free to use your creativity and express yourselves in ways that suit you best.
BUT don’t worry if you don’t feel particularly creative because…
2. Celebrants are full of great ideas and advice on how to create the perfect ceremony. Your celebrant will help you choose poems, readings, music and special elements (such as handfasting or unity rituals) that will make your ceremony flow perfectly. She will suggest ways to involve and entertain your guests, and, most importantly, will make sure that your ceremony reflects you as individuals and as a couple.
3. You can include any special elements you like such as hand fasting, ring warming, wine blending, jumping the broom, unity canvas, planting a tree – the list goes on! You can mix tradition with modernity and you can blend elements from different cultures. If something is meaningful to you, then you are free to incorporate it into your ceremony.
4. Professional and seamless delivery. Celebrants are experts in delivering a perfect ceremony. Whilst there is a lot of creativity within the ceremony itself, celebrants know how to put it all into a format and structure that will work seamlessly. Moreover, because they will have worked with you to come up with the perfect content, you can feel assured that they will deliver something heartfelt, meaningful, and totally right for you.
So, if you are looking for that once in a lifetime ceremony, working with a Celebrant might be the right choice for you.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or wish to know more about Celebrant-led ceremonies.