The registrar is fully booked. What can we do?

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After the chaos of the last year it’s no secret that registrar services are struggling to cope with the demand for weddings.

Many local councils have hired extra staff to try and cope with the backlog but there’s only so many members of staff available at 1pm on a Saturday.

Just this week I had a couple enquire about their August wedding as the Lancashire Register office was only able to offer them a 10am ceremony. Taking into account the 2 plus hours in hair and make up and other wedding day prep, that would likely mean a 4am wake up call. Ain’t nobody got time for that on their wedding day.

Understandably many couples are turning to google to ask “ What can we do if the registrar is fully booked?”

Well…. Fear not.

A celebrant like me could be the perfect solution.

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What’s a Celebrant?

A celebrant like myself is an alternative wedding officiant.

We are fully trained in writing and delivering bespoke ceremonies for all occasions, completely tailored to you as a couple or family.

Many celebrants perform weddings, namings and funerals.

Think of us like a Vicar, but without all the preachy religious stuff.

So can a celebrant lead my wedding ceremony instead of a registrar.

The simple answer is Yes.

A celebrant can write and deliver a wedding ceremony for you, on your chosen date, at any venue you so desire. We’ll get to know you as a couple, listen to all your stories about how you met, that first date, and how your love has changed over the years you’ve been together. We’ll help you with your music decisions, offer you readings or poems to include in the ceremony and even help you write your own heartfelt vows.

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