What's the difference between a
Celebrant and a Registrar?
Registrar-led services involve standard wedding scripts, with limited choices.
You will not meet your registrar until the ceremony itself. The service is usually very short, and slotted in amongst many others during their busy day.
You are also restricted to having your service in a licensed wedding venue.
With a Celebrant, you will have a personalised service throughout. You will meet your Celebrant before, and be in contact throughout. You have the freedom to decide on the content, time and location of your service as well as a rehearsal beforehand.
On the day, your Celebrant will be there to fully support you, giving you complete flexibility with your ceremony.
Is it a legally binding ceremony?
A celebrant-led ceremony is separate to any legal formalities so you are free to fulfil your dream ceremony, creating personal memories that will last a lifetime.
To make it legally binding, you will attend the Registry Office before or after your ceremony to sign the licence. Most couples choose to do this the day before for a small cost of around £40.
Think of it like signing the birth certificate for you child and then having a huge a birthday party, or naming ceremony. The celebration is the day of the ceremony, not of the day you sign the forms.
There are lots more reasons to choose a wedding celebrant, to find out if it's the right choice for you and your ceremony please...
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