Weddings/ vow renewal / celebration of partnerships / anniversary
Wedding ceremonies presented by Civil Celebrants can also be know as Humanist Weddings or Alternative Weddings, whatever the name, as a Civil Celebrant I will deliver the personal ceremony you as a couple wish to achieve for your special day.
The focus of any wedding is the exchange of vows ceremony. The words that you deliver before each other, your family and witnesses are the most special you may ever declare out loud! I will assist you in finding the sentiment, each of you wish to convey. For your wedding, I will work with, yourselves, the registrar, or your venue manager, to provide you with a day to remember.
A wedding commitment or civil ceremony needs to be registered at a Registrar’s Office, or have a Registrant in attendance for the partnership to be considered legal and therefore attract any legal or financial tax benefits. This legal aspect can be performed inexpensively, prior, to your celebration with your family and friends.
Many of the couples I work with have already made the legal declaration, and so we are able to put together a ceremony specifically made to their requirements.
With respect to renewals, partnerships celebrations or anniversary, I can assist with the format of the celebration, which can take a structured plan of declarations, remembrances, poetry/song readings, or more relaxed pre- planned tributes by family members.
Garden celebrations are becoming increasingly popular. To have your wedding in the garden of a family home, where you have so many memories, what could be better? I can assist with the set up and seating plan to enhance your occasion, and the New Kid on the Block (showing my age) are WILDWEDDINGS, see the links below!
Amy and Mike allowed me to be their master of ceremony for their 50th wedding anniversary celebrations. The highlight of which was a song and dance routine provided by their grandchildren, who ranged in ages from 3 years upwards and was a wonderful collaboration between the various family members. Everyone was a star and had a special part to play in Grandma’s and Granddad’s day.
Contact me : firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceremonies include text for Order of Ceremony and seating plans
To help with your plans I can also assist with sourcing:
*New Idea* : Afternoon Tea supplied to your house/garden, the perfect way to celebrate if you have guests who need to sit for a while.
Venues in Essex:
Prested Hall, CO5 9EE, www.prested.co.uk
High House Weddings, Althorne, CM3 6EW, www.highhouseweddings.com
Crabbs Farm, Kelvedon, CO5 9AX, www.crabsbarn.co.uk
That Amazing Place, CM17 0NH, www.thatamazingplace.co.uk
Initial preliminary discussion whether via e-mail or phone – free of charge
Initial first face to face discussion, if required, – I will charge expenses – travel costs.
On your instructions I will draw up a plan of preparation, including draft order of ceremony and seating plan, with costs you are then able to decide what elements best suit your budget and we can take it from there. At this point a deposit for my services will be required.
Depending on the complexity and location, charges can range between £250 – £500
Will be special, crafted specifically for the people involved
Will be focused on the occasion
Will be focused on the people involved
Will have no rules structure
Will ensure the occasion is exactly what you and your family specifically require