Create a truly personal and unique wedding ceremony?
There’s nothing better than a specially-designed wedding ceremony to reflect you as a couple. To achieve something that’s both unique and personal to you, as individuals, it’s really worth talking to an experienced wedding Celebrant.
A good wedding Celebrant is a bit like a fairy-godmother…you tell them all your wishes and they make them come true!
Well, okay, maybe not all of them, but they can certainly help you create a very special ceremony that can be as wacky and zany, as private and intimate, or as loud and large as you like.
Getting to know you…
The starting point for a good Celebrant is spending time getting to know you as a couple. Finding out what makes you tick, what drives you nuts about one another, and what each of your visions are for your Big Day.
This may come as a surprise, (well not really!), but couples who are getting married don’t always see eye to eye about what should and shouldn’t be included on the day of their wedding.
One wants a romantic reading, the other wants lyrics from their favourite Led Zeppelin track. One wants to be played in with a three-string quartet, the other wants bagpipes. One wants to read their vows in the style of a Shakespearian actor, and the other would prefer not to have to say anything, except ‘I do’.
Well this is where a Celebrant can come in really handy to help navigate through these differing perspectives, to create a shared concept that everyone can be delighted with.
Need wedding ceremony inspiration?
Check out the Gallery for some wedding inspiration…. wedding ceremonies in the woods of East Sussex, the fields of Wiltshire to stately homes in Surrey, back gardens in Kent and pubs in Brighton! Or, how about… Boho, to Vintage, to Classic?
I have worked with lots of super couples have all done it in style – THEIR style.
Involving key people in the ceremony…
There are many ways to make your wedding guests feel part of the wedding ceremony. A Celebrant can guide you through different options for including members of your bridal party, (Best Men, Best Women, Groomsmen, Chief Bridesmaid/Woman, Flower Girls, Paige Boys, All-Round Brilliant People etc), as well as your wider friends and family.
If you have children you may like to have them involved through a Sand Ceremony, Candle Ceremony, or a Handfasting. Please contact me for more information about these, or come back and check out my future blogs.
Aside from making promises to one another as part of your wedding vows, maybe you’d like to make some to your wedding guests? Or them to you?!
Group sing song plus other ideas!
Perhaps you’d like a group sing-song, maybe someone your partner would like to declare their love for you via the medium of contemporary dance? Whatever floats your boat; a good wedding celebrant will be able to turn your ideas into reality.
And if you’re looking for some awesome alternatives to regular names for the Bridal Party the Off Beat Bride website has some great suggestions. Henchmen and Tribesmaids are amongst my favourite!
Helping you manage the relatives!
Planning your Big Day takes time and energy. So, whilst help from those around you can be a real plus-point, occasionally this tips over into something that feels more like interference. If this is something you’re experiencing, don’t worry, you’re not alone!
A wedding celebrant can help give you lots of tips and advice of how to get family members involved and on-board with your plans, whatever they might be!
Wedding ceremony… think big, be bold, be brave and do it your way
Oh, and find a good Celebrant to help you get it right!
Just a quick email to thank you for such a wonderful day that we had. It was perfect it really was and our friends were absolutely gobsmacked. Needless to say we consumed lots of alcohol and danced the night away. Everyone said how lovely you were, and that you were brilliant. Once again thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
C & S, June 2017
Wedding & Civil Partnership Celebrant
Hannah Osmond is a professional Celebrant working with couple across South East England (London, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Essex) and South West England.
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