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Would you like your wedding ceremony to really be the heart of your day, and not just something to ‘get out of the way’?
Would you like your wedding ceremony to be traditional but also modern; sentimental but not cringe-worthy; classic but not stuffy; formal without the formality?
If this sounds like you, then let me create your individual ceremony, which will be full of warmth, love and good humour, and will help to make lasting memories of your big day.
We asked Stefan Field of Ceremonies by Stefan (www.ceremoniesbystefan.com) how to include close friends and family members in a wedding ceremony. Read on to find out what he had to say. There are many ways to include your friends and family such as having them enter with the bridal party, deliver a reading or poem, or even asking the talented amongst them to provide a musical element. For me, having them join in as part of a unity ceremony is the perfect way to bring families together and welcome each part of the couple into the fold of the other.... read more
Posted: 19 August 2021
Over the past year or so you'll no doubt have had the opportunity to reflect carefully on what's really important to you on you wedding day, and it's no surprise that for many their wedding ceremony is right up there. Whether you're planning a small wedding or something larger, the ceremony is at the heart of the whole day, so it's important to spend time on ensuring it's exactly as you want it. Tanya Jones, at Perfect Promises, is a wedding celebrant who believes passionately that you should enjoy your ceremony just as much as the rest of your day, and takes great pride in carefully creating bespoke nuptials to suit each couple.... read more
Posted: 20 July 2021
We asked celebrant Merie Brown of Orange Rose Ceremonies for her thoughts on how a couple can inject their personalities into their wedding ceremony, making it uniquely theirs. Read on to find out what she had to say. If you have church or register office ceremony, you'll know what to expect. It's all about the process that every couple needs to follow to make your union legal. You'll have a set service following rules and guidelines. I myself had a register office ceremony; it was lovely but filled with words set by a stranger.... read more
Posted: 11 March 2021
Six couples are taking their case to the High Court on 7-8 July to take a landmark challenge over the legal recognition of humanist marriages; their case is being supported by humanist celebrants. Siân Jackson a celebrant, based in Neath, Wales commented, "Humanist ceremonies bring meaning, personality and depth to a non-religious ceremony in a way which is just not possible within the construct of a civil ceremony. Why shouldn't non-religious couples have the right to celebrate their union in a way that is significant to them, as religious couples do?"... read more
Posted: 8 July 2020
Nikki Kulin is a professional wedding and funeral celebrant based between Sussex and Southern Spain. When it comes to wedding postponements due to the coronavirus pandemic, she has a wealth of advice for couples faced with difficult times ahead. We caught up with Nikki to find out more.... read more
Posted: 6 April 2020
No doubt you'll have heard the word "celebrant" at some point during your wedding planning. But if you're still left wondering about the benefits of enlisting the services of one rather than using a registrar, wonder no more! We got the lowdown from Sussex celebrant, Rachael Thompson.... read more
Posted: 2 April 2020