A Joyful, Meaningful and Personal Wedding Ceremony
Congratulations! I hope you're enjoying putting everything together - and I'd love to help you create your perfect wedding day.
Your ceremony is at the heart of your day, and I will put you at the heart of your dream ceremony. You'll be completely free to use any readings, music or anything else which is meaningful to you, with no restrictions on the content, timing or location of your wedding.
It's an amazing moment when you say your vows to each other in front of your nearest and dearest, and it's even more special when you've chosen every word of your ceremony yourself. No stumbling over awkward words and phrases here!
You can rely on my expertise to guide you through every aspect of your ideal wedding ceremony, and I'll be available to answer any questions you may have as we prepare for your big day. It's really important to me that you feel completely comfortable on your wedding day, so that you can just relax and enjoy your wedding ceremony just as much as the rest of your day.
Everyone is welcome - love is love - and whatever your ideal ceremony looks like, I can help you make it happen...
"From your first email, you made me stay calm on my special day, and enjoy every second. We will never forget you."
Debbie and Leigh
The Norfolk Arms, Arundel
As your wedding Celebrant, I work with you to create a personal and unique wedding ceremony.
My luxury package includes:
* An initial consultation to discuss your plans and to begin to get a feel for the right sort of ceremony for you.
* Confirmation that yours is the only ceremony I will conduct on your chosen date.
* A beautiful, bespoke ceremony, professionally written, just for you.
* Assistance with choosing appropriate readings, poems, songs etc. for your ceremony.
* Regular contact throughout the process.
* Option to include a symbolic ceremony, such as handfasting, unity candle, sand ceremony, ring-
warming - or anything else you would like.
* Advice and guidance on the logistics and choreography of your ceremony, so you can be assured that
everything will run smoothly.
* A meeting* closer to the date of the ceremony, if you wish.
* A rehearsal* with key members of your wedding party, if you wish.
* On the day, I will arrive at least an hour before the ceremony to liaise with the venue, photographer,
musicians and any other participants.
* Delivery of your unique ceremony.
* Commemorative wedding certificate.
* Beautiful keepsake copy of your ceremony script.
Total Cost (UK): £650
* meeting and rehearsal dependent on distance from Sussex
Price held for bookings made before 30 September 2021 for 2021/2022 weddings
Fully Booked for 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose a
A Celebrant can take the time to get to know you, and will write a bespoke ceremony to reflect your life together and your personal beliefs. You will be free to include anything you wish, whether that's religious or spiritual, traditional or modern, poems or prose, readings, song lyrics, live music - the sky's the limit!
Some couples choose to stick fairly closely to a traditional structure, while others opt for a completely different approach. The important thing is that you are comfortable with the ceremony.
Click here to read my blogpost "Top Reasons to Choose a Celebrant."
Is the ceremony
As the law currently stands, you must arrange the legal registration of your marriage in a short procedure at a Register Office.
During this process, you will both say the declaratory and contractual words, as required by law; sign the register in the presence of 2 witnesses, and receive your marriage certificate.
The whole thing last about 10 minutes, and currently costs around £50.
Click here to read my blogpost "How to do the Legal Stuff."
As with all things, it is completely up to you: the important thing here is to choose something you really like, and which has meaning for you - not something you think you ought to have!
And remember, music doesn't have to be just for the points of entrance and exit - some couples choose to have a song instead or (or as well as) a reading.
Or you may decide to invite your guests to join in and sing along with a song (or hymn) or your choice.
You can use live musicians or recorded music - whatever makes your ceremony your own.
Do we have to use particular
Not at all!
You can hold your ceremony anywhere: indoors or outside.
It could be a fairly traditional wedding venue, such as a hotel, country house or barn; or it could be a woodland or beach - or even your own garden!
Can we choose our own
You have the freedom to choose whatever you would like to include in your ceremony: funny, sentimental, religious, spiritual - anything at all, and as many as you like.
This can be a lovely way to include members of your family and friends.
If you're not sure what you'd like, I have a huge selection of all sorts of readings, poems etc. and can help you find something perfect for your individual ceremony.
Do you cover a particular
No. Although I'm based in Worthing, West Sussex, I'm happy to travel to your dream venue - wherever that may be!
My fee includes travel expenses within the UK and, usually overnight accommodation, too.
For ceremonies outside the UK, there will be an additional fee for travel and accommodation.
Any expenses will be agreed in advance, so that there are no unexpected costs.
How do we book
It couldn't be simpler!
I'll send you a booking form to complete and return, along with a non-refundable booking fee of £50 to secure the date in my diary, with the balance due 28 days before the wedding.
And that's all there is to it!
If you would like to have a no-obligation chat before you make your decision, then that's completely fine by me, too!
I have another
Whether you have one question or several - get in touch!
I'd be delighted to answer any queries, and with no obligation to you. It's important that you find the right Celebrant for you, so feel free to ask as much as you need - always very happy to talk ceremonies!