5 Reasons to consider a Celebrant

Updated: Aug 14, 2020

It feels like forever ago that I wrote my last blog, and since March the whole world has changed thanks to that bitch 'Rona! Hopefully you've managed to come out the other side with your sanity still in tact and only an extra stone or two added to your waistline.


With wedding restrictions now slowly being lifted my inbox is bursting with couples looking to make their wedding day more personal and fun by using a celebrant to officiate their wedding.


Times are changing and there's a whole host of reasons why you might consider a Celebrant.


1 - The registrar is booked.


Let's be realistic here! Last year most couples who approached me wanted a Celebrant wedding as their first choice, and that's FANTASTIC. I know I'm biased but I can sing and dance all day about how a Celebrant led ceremony is a thousand times better than a traditional civil service, but not everyone chooses a Celebrant as their first choice and that's totally OK.


These past few weeks I've been inundated with couples who have reschuled their wedding date only to find the local registrar is booked / unavailable / or not currently taking any bookings. Their venue have suggested looking into a Celebrant and they want something that resembles a traditional service, but with a few added benefits.


If you are that couple, welcome! Welcome to the house of fun. You're going to fall in love with a Celebrant led wedding ceremony and become one of those annoying couples who tells everyone else about this great new secret you discovered!





2 - Freedom


One of the best things about a Celebrant is that we are free to create beautiful weddings in any location and anytime.


If you want to get married at midnight under the stars in the middle of a field, you need a Celebrant.


Always wanted to get married on the beach as the sun rises ? You need a Celebrant.


I work with some totally awesome local venues who are not licensed to perform legal ceremonies. For a venue to gain a wedding license they have to jump through lots of hoops and meet very specific criteria. Often venues choose to remain unlicensed and offer Celebrant ceremonies as a great alternative.





Local Unlicensed venues I love to work at are ;


Simply Fields


https://simplyfieldsweddingsandevents.co.uk


The Tipis at Riley Green


https://www.thetipis.co.uk


It's easy to see why couples would choose these venues for their dream wedding celebration and they come with the added benefit of a completely bespoke ceremony.


3 - You want something PERSONAL.


Getting married is a legal process. A wedding is a day of fun, love, and celebration and should be all about you as a couple.