A celebrant officiates at ceremonies but isn’t constrained by any religion statute or doctrine meaning that each ceremony can be tailored exactly to the needs and wants of the individual clients.
A celebrant can officiate a ceremony at any location and not just one that holds a licence. There are no set words that need to be included and any type of music of your choosing can be included. The ceremony will be a true reflection of you and your personalities without having to follow rigid guidelines. Your ceremony will be bespoke and original and your celebrant will work closely with you each step of the way.
As a celebrant is not restricted by any religious or spiritual beliefs you can incorporate anything you wish into your day. You could include a hymn or a prayer, or not – the decision is entirely yours.
Humanist Celebrants offer secular/non-religious ceremonies only, believing that life is based on humanity and reason, and that moral values are founded on human nature and experience. As they have no-religious beliefs, they therefore do not include any religious acts of worship in their ceremonies. As an independent / civil celebrant works independently and is equally comfortable producing a religious or non religious ceremony (or a mix of the two) . They are able to make teh ceremony a perfect fit for the client rather than tailoring around any specific belief.
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Not yet!… In England, Celebrant led weddings are officiated separately to the legal signing of the register. This is usually done prior to the wedding ceremony and won’t affect your Celebrant Ceremony at all. Don’t worry though, its usually a very simple and affordable process to become ‘legally’ married, freeing you up to think about your amazing Celebrant led ceremony.
In order to become legally married in England, if you have a Celebrant ceremony, you will need to register your intent to marry with the registry office and book your appointment to sign the legal documents. The legal element of your marriage is just a short appointment that will involve signing the marriage licence and saying a few contracting words in front of 2 witnesses of your choice. It is not a legal requirement to exchange rings and vows, so these can be kept for your wedding ceremony with your Celebrant.
Prices will vary depending on exactly what you want. As a rough guide a funeral service is £220, a wedding from £550, baby naming or other ceremony from £300
Thankfully, at the moment, things are back to normal. If things have to change again, I will work with you to make sure you can have the very best ceremony possible whilst working within any current guidelines.