How Does It work?
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Tell me more...
I'm here to listen and to learn about your story. How you met, who you are now as a couple and where you want to be. As your celebrant I'll help you find a voice for what's important to you through readings, poetry, music or whatever works for you. If that's sci-fi, Game of Thrones, bad jokes or 80's vibes my role is to take all of those things, give them shape and form and create a completely bespoke wedding script and ceremony just for you.
Sounds fun? It is!
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What Do I Do For You?
I'm here to help guide the way.
As your celebrant my role is to help you realise what it is you really want to express through your ceremony and to give you options.
Want to write you own vows? Go for it!
Want to include a symbolic gesture? Love them :)
Want a doggie ring bearer? Yes let's do it!
Prefer not to speak out loud at all? That's perfect.
Want to have your ceremony in an unlicensed venue or outdoors? No problem.
Mine's a cup of builders, milk no sugar thanks.
So you've decided this sounds like it could be for you? Let's chat via Zoom. Yes, I know we are all zoomed out but this way distance and time are no barrier and it means you can get moving with your plans.
This is the next step where we can get to know each other better and we can discuss what you are hoping for, venue, timeline and of course cost (which is also posted below.
If all goes well we will put a contract of agreement in place and then make some magic.
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What Do You Get?
What Does It Cost?
The all important question.
My fee for 2024 is £695 for a wedding venue that is within an hours drive of my home.
All couples receive:
A planning meeting to discuss the ceremony & your needs in detail
A contract of agreement between us
Creation and editing of your personal script
Attendance at a rehearsal at your chosen venue (distance depending)
Delivery of the ceremony on the day itself
Peace of mind that with my accreditation I will provide a regulated service
Fun (honestly, this is such an enjoyable process)
Please note, I do not offer a simple/reduced ceremony. What I do is spend a lot of time and creativity to craft a complete ceremony that is brilliant for you and will be something that you will remember with glee throughout your marriage. The reason is because it's just not a simple undertaking for me and even something simple will see me spending hours and hours getting it right so, it's actually no less work.
In addition to this, I also can't do 'just the legal bit' because if I'm not overseeing the entire ceremony I can't be sure that it's a 'humanist' ceremony as I wont have oversight of the full script and the legality of your ceremony is reliant on this being the case.
As a result I've made the decision to just offer the full service.