Did you say ‘yes’ on Valentine’s Day?

Recently engaged?

Then read on and find out how working with a Wedding Celebrant can make your wedding dreams come true.  

According to ChilliSauce.com’s 2016 Marriage Proposal Survey, Valentine’s Day is the 4th most popular day of the year to propose.

Bride Magazine thinks Valentine’s Day 2018 will have been awash with newly engaged couples too. This source suggested that ‘1,260,000 men could have proposed yesterday.

(Let’s hope that figure includes women too!)


14th February is popular for a reason too.

For one thing, it’s a sure-fire way to beat those January blues…

We’ve just battled through a dark, wet and windy January, and suddenly the snowdrops and crocuses are appearing.

Life is literally springing back into action. And, after a month of post-Christmas come-down, February feels full of possibility, hope and LOVE!

And, once you’re loved ones says ‘I do’ the real fun begins…

 It’s time to start looking ahead to your Big Day. And this bit can be really fun too, I promise.


Good wedding planning is key.

One way to combat any pre-wedding stress is to have a plan. As the months start ticking down pull together a ‘to-do’ list, allocate tasks, and keep a track on progress.

There’s no surer way to break out in a sweat than remembering 5 days before the wedding that no-one ordered the flowers. Or, you didn’t pay the deposit for the band.

Don’t let it become too onerous.  Have fun with it. And remember, good planning can make all the difference.

After all, the build-up to your big day should be fun too.


Get the wedding ceremony right, and the rest will follow…

The wedding ceremony is THE moment, so ensure that sufficient attention is given to it in the run up to your wedding.

Don’t get so caught up in what colour the flowers are going to be, that you forget to consider what you want to say to your loved one.

If you’re working with a Wedding Celebrant, then they can steer you through the planning of the ceremony, and should be on hand every step of the way.

They will be able to support you with writing your vows and selecting suitable readings. They can also advise on how you might involve family and friends in the ceremony too. They can also provide a range of symbolic rituals such as a handfasting, if that’s something you ‘d like to include.

There is a Celebrant out there for everyone, so find the right match for you.

Take the time to choose a Celebrant that you feel can honour your wishes for the ceremony. Speak to them by phone or meet them in person before you book.

They are going to be an integral part of your wedding day, and you need to enjoy one another’s company.


If you want your wedding day to be unique to you, then working with a Civil Celebrant may be the perfect option for you.

If you are:

  • choosing your pet dog to be the ring bearer,
  • or having 9 tiny little flower girls in tow
  • or getting married on a windy hilltop
  • or anything else personal to you

then a Celebrant can help you turn that dream into reality.


Over the years, I have had the pleasure of marrying people:

  • on farms
  • in fields
  • amidst ancient woodland
  • in ruined castles
  • at stately homes
  • and even in people’s own back gardens

Read more about the services I offer for wedding ceremonies here.

Whether you’re planning a 2018, 2019 or 2020 wedding, it’s never too early to begin planning.

And a Wedding Celebrant is a good place to start. They can explain to you some of the different options available to you when you get married in the U.K.

A choice gaining huge popularity is for couples currently is to satisfy the legal requirements of their marriage at the local registry office. (Often with just immediate family as guests, or even just a couple of friends as witnesses.)

Then, the wedding day itself can take place at a non-licensed venue, which opens up a myriad of possibilities.

With the freedom of not being bound by any legalities, the couple can then have the wedding day of their desires.

The big draw with this option is the opportunity to have a unique ceremony, led by an independent Wedding Celebrant.

Working with a Celebrant allows for the ceremony to be entirely created with, and for, you. Nothing else could be more personal.


If you still have questions, please do get in touch…

If you have queries about any of the above, or would like to discuss any ideas you might have, please feel free to get in touch.

I shall shortly be launching a ‘writing-only’ service too, so even if you are outside of my ‘usual’ work area, I may still be able to help.

(I usually work in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Surrey & London – though I am happy to travel farther afield too).

Either way, I’m always happy to have an initial chat and share advice wherever I can.

You can contact me on 07780 708864 or email info@hannahosmondcelebrant.co.uk

Please include your phone number in your enquiry, so I can check my email response has reached you safely.

For testimonials about my work please see here.

Read more about the services I offer for wedding ceremonies here.


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