FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where do you work?
I can be available to travel to different parts of the UK to perform your ceremony whether it is a funeral, wedding commitment or any other celebration that you are organising or planning. I can also make arrangements to travel further afield to perform your ceremony in a place that is special to you. I am based in the East Midlands and carry out the majority of my ceremonies in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.
What is an Independent Celebrant?
An Independent Celebrant is someone whose purpose is to meet the needs of individuals and families during a time of celebration and change whether it is a joyful occasion such as a wedding, naming ceremony, renewal of vows or a sadder occasion such as a funeral. An Independent celebrant offers a personalised ceremony that reflects the life, personality and culture of their client. An Independent Celebrant does not perform their ceremonies as a result of being affiliated with any religious denomination, yet has been specifically trained to embrace both religious and non-religious families and culture.
Why choose a Celebrant?
A Celebrant is willing to listen and is truly interested in your needs and wishes for your important event. They have specialised training in ceremony writing and performance and their training will focus exclusively on creating the right kind of service for you. In a Celebrant ceremony, you are empowered and nothing is imposed on you. No two Celebrant ceremonies are the same – each ceremony is personal, meaningful and unique to you
Is a Celebrant-led wedding ceremony a legally registered wedding?
No. For the legal aspects, you will still need to register your marriage completing all the legalities at your local registry office (most offer a short registration with 2 witnesses for a small fee). Most couples prefer to do this very casually some days in advance and don’t exchange rings until later on at the wedding ceremony. Some people find it helpful to see the legal part as registering their marriage with the ceremony celebrating the marriage with exchange of rings and vows in the presence of family and friends. This can be seen in the same way that a birth is registered with the registrar and celebrated later with a ceremony such as a naming or christening.
How can I feel confident in your preparation for the ceremony?
As a Celebrant I have considerable experience of leading ceremonies and have gathered a variety of resources available for readings, music, ceremonies, and personal touches and work alongside the family to assist, guide and plan the most meaningful and genuine service for them. Celebrants are bound by a Code of Ethics for complete confidentiality in all dealings with the family. You can see just a few examples of the responses I have received elsewhere on this site.
How can I contact you?
Get in touch by filling in our simple contact form or call me on 01636 650402 or on 07799 036209.