As a Wedding Planner part of my role with any planning service is to guide and advise my couples through many of the decisions they will be making along their planning journey, whilst this can typically be anything from design colour schemes, catering choices to the minor but important logistics of delivering the day it can also sometimes be those bigger choices one of which may be the type of ceremony you wish to have.
One such choice that is gaining in popularity is the celebrant led wedding ceremony, so we asked Emily of The Celebrant Directory to give us and you her Top Ten reasons to choose a celebrant led ceremony.
This is what Emily had to say on the subject and her Top Ten reasons to consider a celebrant led ceremony;
Celebrant-led weddings are super popular now. They are personal, bespoke and offer you a world of venue choice. But why would you look at a Celebrant-led wedding as an option? Here are 10 reasons you should take a closer look…”
You can have your ceremony wherever you want
Choosing a Celebrant-led wedding means you really can tie the knot anywhere. You can choose the beach, a mountain, inside, outside, or even your own home! Just somewhere that is special to you both. All the important parts of the ceremony are done with your Celebrant, you just need to tick the legal element off in the registry office before or after your wedding.
You can get married whenever you want
Celebrants don’t limit you to a time. Want an evening ceremony so you can get on with partying the night away? Great! Planning an early morning wedding or elopement? That works too! You have the freedom of flexibility – no rushing off or eyes on the watch with Celebrants!
You can say what you want
Having a Celebrant led wedding means you are not restricted by traditional words or vows. Celebrant ceremonies are truly personalised and bespoke, and you can get as creative as you like with your own vows.
You can have your own unique ceremony
You may have been to a few weddings in the past and thought they seem a bit familiar. What is great about a Celebrant wedding is that you can tailor it to suit you and your personality. You may have your own ideas, or if you need some help your Celebrant with have plenty of ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. No one ceremony is the same with a Celebrant!
You can have whatever you want in the ceremony
That’s right! You can choose the music that suits you as a couple! If you’d like a cheeky hymn or a even a sing-a-long, you can!
You can involve all your loved ones on the day
Of course, a wedding is all about the two of you, but there might be some other loved ones you want to include as part of the ceremony such as children or parents. If you wish to make them feel special as well your Celebrant will work with you on ways to involve them in the ceremony.
You can include symbolic rituals
Celebrants are very knowledgeable about how to include other elements into your ceremony. Some great ones to consider include handfasting, sand ceremonies and unity candles – but there are many more to explore! We have fantastic resources on The Celebrant Directory to give you even more ideas!
You can choose your Celebrant
Unlike Registrars, you can choose who will officiate your ceremony. Your Celebrant will likely come and sit with you to discuss the ceremony and chat through ideas. Don’t be afraid to go prepared with questions and it is better to go through what you really want to make sure you get the best Celebrant for you.
You can get to know who marries you
Your Celebrant will meet with you a few times before the big day, so you will build a great relationship with them. Many say their Celebrants becomes a friend..so there you go, 2 for 1!
Your Celebrant is all about the love
You can’t get anyone who loves love more than a wedding Celebrant! They spend their career with couples getting them ready for their big day, and have plenty of inspiration and advice to share. They will be so committed to making the best day of your life that bit extra special!!
So there you have it, a quick snapshot of why you should choose a Celebrant led wedding for your ceremony. The ceremonies are bespoke, personalised and tailored to you and your style!
Head on over to The Celebrant Directory to find your ideal Celebrant.