Why Choose A Celebrant ?
Deciding who helps you say ‘I do‘ is an important decision to make when planning your wedding
When you’re planning a wedding, there are so many decisions to make, including who’s going to do your wedding ceremony.
There are a few choices you can choose from like the Registry office, a minister or priest and then there is a Wedding Celebrant.
Now, there is nothing wrong with wanting the simplicity of a registry office wedding or a traditional church wedding.
But some couples want a little more to their ceremony, which is why I’d like to explain why many couples choose to use a Celebrant for their ceremony.
Over time, couples’ choices on how they get married have evolved and Celebrants’ services are now a popular choice.
Modern weddings are not old fashioned or boring.
They are full of love, laughter and probably some happy tears, mine included.
Would you like a more personal ceremony?
Why do couples choose a wedding celebrant?
Well, mainly because our ceremony’s concentrate on the non-legal part of the ceremony, the fun part.
What’s more important on your wedding day, the legal registration or the vows, promises and celebration?
That’s the question you need to ask yourself when deciding what kind of wedding ceremony you want.
If completing the legal side separately isn’t that important, choose a celebrant and have the ceremony you want.
The Registry office takes care of the more formal, legal part of a marriage. You can find out more here about the legalities of getting married in Aberdeen.
What we concentrate on is your love for each other.
Twice the fun with a wedding celebrant.
Or how they say in it France – Deux Fois Plus De Plaisir
Have you ever been to, or seen, a French wedding?
They are something else—a true celebration of a couple in love.
French couples have two ceremonies—a Civil and Symbolic ceremony—over the course of two days.
And it has always been that way.
As little girls, we dream about fairy tale weddings, and over my lifetime I’ve seen a couple of princess weddings, one being Princess Grace of Monaco.
A fairy tale story that every girl loved.
She had the 2 part wedding all those years ago when she married her French prince.
But it’s not just prince and princesses that have had a two-day wedding,
There’s the famous too!
Couples like George Clooney & Amal; Brad & Angelina; and Guy Ritchie, to name a few, have gone the “French” route of getting married.
They all had a small legal declaration then celebrated in style, the way they wanted to, where they wanted to, with friends and family.
You can to
Want to feel like a princess and have a two-day celebration yourself?
Well, you can.
How? I hear you ask?
By using an Independent Wedding Celebrant like me, of course.
Using an Independent Wedding Celebrant, you can separate the legal aspects from the celebrations, and have your wedding ceremony wherever you want.
Do you want to be on the beach, in a forest, or on a mountain top when you marry the love of your life?
You can be anywhere you want for your ceremony with a wedding celebrant.
What’s running through your mind now when you know what you can have for your ceremony?
The Wedding Legalities
Currently, in Scotland, England and Wales, an Independent Celebrant does not have the power to legally marry couples.
Although humanist and church-based celebrants can officiate a legal ceremony in Scotland, England and Wales, we independents, unfortunately, cannot at this moment in time.
That is the function of the lovely people at the Registry office.
The Civil ceremony at the registry office, is where the legal documents are signed, making the marriage official.
This part requires you and two witnesses, although you can take along more people if you want.
It’s as easy as making your legal declaration with the Registrar (literally two questions) and signing the register, and hey presto, you’re legally married.
You don’t need to exchanges rings or say your vows, just do the legalities and leave everything else to your wedding celebration.
Often couples choose to have their civil ceremony the day before our celebration.
But you can do it after the celebration with me as well.
There are no set rules about which way you do it with a celebrant.
How do you choose a wedding celebrant?
One of the best bits about choosing to have a celebrant led wedding is that
You get to handpick your Celebrant.
We recommend that you chat with a couple of wedding celebrants when you are choosing one for your ceremony.
Gelling with your Celebrant is important.
Why is it important?
We are invited into your story, your life, so your celebrant needs to be someone that you can trust to take care of that story.
Having that trust is how relationships are formed.
And good relationships make for good wedding ceremonies.
There is nothing lucky dip about your wedding day with a celebrant.
You will know that person by the time it comes to your wedding day.
You will know:-
- their sense of humour
- their willingness to go that extra mile to make your ceremony exactly what you want.
You will know how they love to tell a story,
- how they can keep you calm as you race towards your ceremony.
- And how organised they are pulling it all together for you.
Is driven by you.
- Your excitement,
- and dreams
But more importantly, your beliefs and values.
Here’s what one couple said when they saw their script for the first time
Mary!! Oh my god it’s excellent, I’m chuffed to bits
Thank you so much for this amazing script, I definitely will not be able to hold it together on the day, will make sure I’ve got some hankies!!
Those ingredients are what make every ceremony unique.
Does that sound like what you want for your wedding day?
Where can I hold my wedding ceremony?
Where you have your ceremony is endless with a celebrant.
Many of my ceremonies have been outdoors in nature.
And I’ve been lucky enough to miss the rain at every ceremony, how lucky is that?
Us celebrants do ceremonies in any weather and any location.
You just tell us where to be, and we’ll be there.
It’s that simple.
Hopefully, this little insight will have given you a broader overview how a wedding celebrant works with you to create the right ceremony for you, and why you might want to choose a celebrant for your wedding day.
If you would like to see what my services include for your wedding please see here
Why not give me a wee call and we can chat about what we can do together to make your wedding ceremony extra special for you.
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