Q: Celebrant or Registrar? What’s the difference?
A: A Celebrant writes and delivers a bespoke wedding service. A Registrar provides the legal marriage.
Q: Is it a legal marriage?
A: In England, Celebrants cannot legally marry you. But we hope that will change some day.
Q: What will you allow in the ceremony?
A: Anything you want – as long as you don’t hurt me :)
Q: Where can we have the ceremony?
A: This is the beauty of using a Celebrant – you can have your service wherever and whenever you want! Well, as long as I am free of course!
Q: Do I need a Vicar or Priest too?
A: No, you don’t have to use a Vicar or Priest if you’d like to have a non-religious service.
Q: Where can we have the service?
A: You can have the service or memorial wherever you want as long as you have permission. But you will need to have a cremation or burial at some point.
Q: How long will the service be?
A: Typically, a cremation service is about 30 minutes long, but if you want a service or memorial at home, or somewhere other than a public Crematorium, then the service can be as long as you want it to be.
Q: Can you visit me at home?
A: Oh yes. I always like to see families and couples at home, although I am happy to Skype for ease.
Q: Can I have a copy of the ceremony afterwards?
A: Yes of course!
Q: Can we talk about changes?
A: Absolutely. I’ll always allow for at least one revision of the ceremony whilst we’re refining it.
Q: Can you just help me to put something together?
A: I can. Happily. I’ll be the calm in the craziness and help you to put some structure into the ceremony you create, if you want me too.
Q: What about our dress code?
A: I love a bit of dress up. Just give me a little warning though please so I can make sure I do you proud.
Q: What about poetry and readings – have you any ideas?
A: I have some great resources, and I can help with music ideas too if you need them.
Q: Are you a Humanist?
A: No – I’m not. I am a totally independent, professional celebrant and anything you want in your service works for me. Hymns, poems, prayers or even Christmas Carols. Whatever you want!