Celebrant or registrar? We asked Sussex-based supplier Rachael Thompson

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 one rather than using a registrar, wonder no more! We got the lowdown from Sussex celebrant, Rachael Thompson.

Celebrant or registrar? We asked Sussex-based supplier Rachael Thompson: Image 1 Simple! Celebrants will work alongside you to ensure your ceremony lives up to your dreams. There are no restrictions on venue, date, location or time. You can hold your “I dos” where you chose. The venue doesn’t have to be licensed, so that special place may be a beach at sunset, a woodland glade, or even your own garden. 

You’ll find that your celebrant will take the time to get to know you as a couple, so that they can create a loving and meaningful ceremony totally reflective of you. There’ll be no standard script, no rules, and no wondering how’s going to turn up on the day to perform your nuptials. You also have to option to include any symbolic rituals, or perhaps you prefer to keep the more traditional elements, it’s completely up to you. What’s more, my ceremonies are dog-friendly so your best buddy doesn’t have to miss out on the fun. 

It’s worth noting though, that celebrant-led ceremonies aren’t legally binding, but a quick visit to the registrar to complete the legalities is all that’s necessary.

Rachael Thompson | www.rachaelthompsoncelebrant.co.uk

 
Good things come in small packages with Mercure microweddings

Good things come in small packages with Mercure microweddings

2020 has been a year like no other for those planning their weddings with an estimated...

 
Wedding-dress shopping goes with a BOO at The Bride Shop this Halloween

Wedding-dress shopping goes with a BOO at The Bride Shop this Halloween

This Halloween Bud and Flower and Cath Adam @ The Bride Shop have...

 
Why Brighton Is the perfect wedding destination for the untraditional bride

Why Brighton Is the perfect wedding destination for the untraditional bride

Some brides aren't looking for a traditional wedding. They want a quirky...

 
How to create your own wedding perfume using flowers

How to create your own wedding perfume using flowers

Choosing the perfect wedding gift is difficult at the best of times; you want something truly...

Plan your big day with Your Sussex Wedding magazine!

Unlike a national magazine, Your Sussex Wedding is packed with area specific features, venues in your area, inspirational real weddings and regular features on bridal fashion, beauty, photography, cars, stationery, flowers, cakes, music, entertainment, catering, hair & beauty, etc.

So when you decide to look for local suppliers, wedding retailers and service providers, our magazines can really help you plan your wedding.

We also have regular exciting competitions and giveaways, expert question & answer pages and lots more. Quite simply, all the information you will ever need to get married in your area.

We have 19 wedding titles covering counties and regions throughout most of England and Wales. Your Sussex Wedding is available to download for free as a high quality eMagazine. Titles covering other areas are available here.