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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 a very special 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 really can 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 helped me stay calm on my special day, and enjoy every second.  We will never forget you."
Debbie and Leigh
The Norfolk Arms, Arundel

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As your wedding Celebrant, I work with you to create a personal and unique

wedding ceremony.

In a nutshell, the process looks like this:

Our first chat is usually via a 30-minute, no-obligation consultation via a video-call (WhatsApp or FaceTime), or a telephone call if you prefer.

 

Once you have chosen and booked your preferred package (see below), we will have a further chat, where you can tell me your plans and ideas for the sort of wedding ceremony you would like.  Don't worry if you have no idea at this stage - that's where I come in!

I'll send you a questionnaire to give me all those little nuggets of information that I can use to create your perfect ceremony, as well as the practical details to make sure that the choreography goes completely smoothly on the day.  You'll also have access to a private, client space on my website where you'll find lots of ideas for your ceremony.

You'll receive a first draft of your bespoke ceremony 4-8 weeks before your big day!  You'll be completely free to make as many changes as you like until you are sure that it is perfect for you or, of course, approve it as it is.  The ceremony that we create together will be personal, sincere, joyful and fizzing with love and happiness.

Once you've approved the ceremony, we will talk through the choreography if you wish, from the arrival of your guests to your leading them off to celebrate afterwards, and any specific details (such as ensuring seating for a particular member of the family, etc.), so you will be completely reassured that everything is in safe hands.

I only ever book one ceremony on any given date, so you can be sure that you will have my full attention on your special day.

 

On the day, I will arrive at least an hour before the ceremony to liaise with the venue, photographer, wedding party, key participants (eg: those giving a reading, musicians, etc.) and, of course, to check-in with both of you!      

             

         

Please click below for details of packages and prices for weddings in 2022 / 2023:

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Perhaps you would like me to create your personal ceremony, but I am unavailable to deliver it on your chosen date.  

Or, maybe you would like a member of your family or one of your friends to deliver your ceremony, but don't want to give them the added pressure of writing it, too!

That's where the Ceremony Script Only option could be the right choice for you.  We will chat about what you would and wouldn't like included in your ceremony, and I'll write a bespoke script just for you.  The fee includes:

  • a consultation with you and your chosen officiant to discuss the format and content of your ceremony, along with any specific requirements, such as any symbolic elements 

  • the first draft of the script will be sent to you, and your officiant, so that you all have the opportunity to review it and make any changes to ensure that they will be completely comfortable with the delivery

  • the final version of the script for your officiant will include 'Stage Directions' to assist in the choreography of the ceremony

  • a one-hour coaching session with your officiant to help them feel comfortable, relaxed and well-prepared for your big day​

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The Classic Ceremony Package provides everything you need to make your bespoke wedding ceremony extra special and includes:

  • confirmation that your wedding is the only booking I will take on your chosen date

  • unlimited contact by phone/video chat or email, and up to two in-person meetings, dependent on distance from Sussex* (excluding a walk-through rehearsal)

  • as much, or as little, advice and guidance on writing your own vows as you require

  • assistance with choosing appropriate readings for your ceremony, if you wish

  • advice and guidance during the planning process on the logistics and choreography of your ceremony

  • a beautiful, bespoke, professionally-written ceremony

  • handmade booklets for your vows and readings, made to match your theme and colour-scheme

  • option to include one of the following symbolic elements:  

 

  • hand tying, including up to three cords and charm​, chosen to match your theme and colour-scheme

  • unity candle ceremony, including two taper candles and unity candle, all personalised with your names and date of your wedding

  • sand ceremony, including up to three colours of sand (chosen by you), and appropriate vessel

 

  • a walk-through rehearsal with key participants the day before your ceremony (dependent on distance from Sussex*, or by arrangement)​

  • on the day, I will arrive at least an hour before the ceremony to liaise with the venue, photographer, and any participants (readers, musicians etc.)

  • professional delivery of your bespoke ceremony

  • commemorative wedding certificate, which may also be signed by up to four witnesses if you wish

  • beautiful, professionally bound, soft back copy of your wedding ceremony script, and two further copies for you to give to your parents / witnesses etc.

*travel within 11/2 hours' travel from my home (as indicated by Google maps).  Further travel charged at   0.45p per mile, and final cost agreed at the time of booking.  Any reasonable overnight accommodation costs will be notified and agreed at the time of booking, as appropriate.

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For the ultimate in luxury wedding ceremonies, the Deluxe Ceremony Package includes everything in the Classic Ceremony Package, plus:

  • additional meetings via video call, or in person, as required

  • option of Celtic 12-strand hand tying cord in colours to match your theme and colour-scheme

  • two additional beautiful, professionally-bound, soft back copies of your ceremony script, making five copies in total

  • after the ceremony, I will stay on to act as MC during the wedding breakfast and until the first dance, including:

 

  • liaising with photographer to help marshal guests for group photographs​

  • advising guests when to make their way in to the wedding breakfast, and working with the venue to ensure everyone is seated in good time

  • announcing the arrival of the newly-weds

  • introducing the speeches

  • announcing the cutting of the cake and first dance

  • includes all travel expenses and overnight accommodation (in the UK)

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