Planning your dream wedding ceremony has never been easier! Whether you’ve got your heart set on an unusual venue or want to personalise your vows, a Wedding Celebrant could be the perfect choice for you…
Couples who are in the throes of wedding planning are constantly looking for inspiration, be it from weddings they have attended, from celebrities and, now primarily from social media feeds like Instagram and Pinterest. In some cases, the pressure felt to create the ultimate celebration is now detracting from the actual ceremony, with a large percentage of couples opting for ease over individuality.
The ceremony has become so under-prioritised with so much emphasis placed on the material aspects of the day; the styling, the venue, the dress etc. And with so much time and effort being spent on having the most memorable party, what does this mean for what should be the most important part of the day… the ceremony?
A fabulous alternative to a registrar
A registrar is, and should be, an option for some but why is it that so many couples are not aware of the possibility there might be very real and special alternative?
One way to create a truly personal and memorable ceremony is to hire a Wedding Celebrant. Frances Cave, from Devon, has conducted celebrant ceremonies for many couples across the county. “This is a very real alternative and it is important that couples are aware that they can have a proper input into the content of their ceremony. It is the element of the day that should be invested in as much, if not more, than all the other aspects of the day; personally and emotionally, as well as financially.”
A celebrant-led ceremony is not legally binding, which might be why so many couples are dismissing it as an option, choosing instead for something less personal but, on the surface, more straightforward. Frances explains just how easy the whole process can be. “Initially I meet up with the couple, I listen to their ideas and discuss how we can create a meaningful, bespoke ceremony. Then I draft their ceremony and send it to them for approval, liaising with the venue and the couple, to ensure everyone is completely happy and at ease.
“The ceremony is performed on the day with professionalism, vibrancy and personality, but what’s so lovely is that in every case so far, I have become and remained close friends with the couples I meet.”
Create a unique and personal ceremony
A Registrar can ONLY perform ceremonies in venues licensed for marriages using specified contractual wording to legalise it. A celebrant ceremony can be conducted absolutely anywhere you wish – your back garden, the beach, a hill top, a football pitch, anywhere that holds special significance to you as a couple. You will need to register your marriage in a Registry Office before or after your celebrant wedding ceremony in order to make it legally binding. This normally takes about 15 minutes with 2 witnesses and costs as little as £45.
Couples are becoming so consumed with how everything should look that they lose sight of the basic but very essential fact that the whole reason they are throwing such an awesome party is that they have chosen to spend the rest of their lives together and make sincere and important promises to one another in front of their families and friends.
Frances finishes by saying “A celebrant ceremony is bespoke because there is no one else on the planet who has experienced your personal love and relationship. This single fact is unique to you and should be celebrated. It is the most valuable and precious part of the day. It is the very essence of the day. And is the reason why all your friends, family and loved ones are gathered in one place, on that day.”
Six reason to choose a Wedding Celebrant
- You will have a completely personalised, unique ceremony, unlike anyone else
- You can hold your ceremony absolutely anywhere
- Your ceremony will be conducted by someone you have a connection with
- You can include additional ceremonies such as handfasting and involve as many loved ones, children, pets and special friends as you like
- With the celebrant’s help you can write your own vows
- There are no rules or regulations
For more information, inspiration and to check availability, visit fanfareceremonies.co.uk today and start planning your dream wedding ceremony!
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