Have you heard of a celebrant before?

Before I get started on the benefits of using one, how about I tell you just what a celebrant is?

To be legally valid, a UK marriage ceremony must be performed by an authorised person. For example, a registrar, a vicar or a priest. It must also be witnessed by two people. This means couples must choose between

  • an approved religious ceremony,
  • a registry office ceremony,
  • or a registrar who will attend the wedding at a licensed venue.


A celebrant led ceremony means you won’t be legally married but you CAN personalise you service. For example, with your own vows, & elements such as hand fasting (tying yours & beloved hands together with ribbons), sand ceremony (couple mixes sands within a glass to symbolise unity), butterfly release…

You can also have your celebrant ceremony ANYWHERE! How about in the woods, on the beach, in the gardens of your childhood house… Your possibilities are really opened up, as you’re not tied to a legally recognised venue

There are SO many ways to create your own ceremony

A number of my couples opt to take 2 witnesses with them to the registry office, have a small, legal service & then have a celebrant led ceremony in front of their guests. To the untrained eye, you wouldn’t know this pretty ceremony wasn’t legal. Plus there are countless options available to you with a celebrant led ceremony.

I have worked with several celebrants over the years & would be happy to discuss options with you, so if this sounds like something you’d like for your own wedding day then please get in touch onĀ

Beckie xx


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