Weddings and Vow Renewal
Choose Your Celebrant
For such an important day in your life, it’s essential you are comfortable with your celebrant. Wherever possible I recommend that we talk on the phone or if you live locally to me we can meet up for a chat, before you decide if you would like to book. If distance or time is an issue, we could also chat via face time or skype.
The Planning Meeting
Some couples have a very clear idea of how they want their ceremony to be, whilst others have ideas but no planned structure in mind. It is also perfectly natural to know that you want to get married or renew your vow's, but have no idea what you would like at all. Wherever possible I like to have an initial planning meeting, followed by email and telephone contact prior to a rehearsal. The planning meeting can take place via video call or if you live locally it can take place in person.
Following the initial planning meeting, I take your ideas and produce a draft script.
I will be able to give you as much or as little input as is needed to help you make decisions about issues such as music, readings, involving guests, symbolic actions (e.g. hand fasting, the lighting of union candles) and writing of vows or promises.
I will keep you in touch with how the ceremony script is progressing.
After I put the first draft script together, it will be sent to you for any further suggestions and amendments. I will then return the amended draft to you for final approval.
Whilst a wedding rehearsal is not for everyone, they can be very useful.
It helps to relieve not only the nerves of the happy couple but the nerves of friends and family who may have key roles in the ceremony.
Importantly it gives an opportunity to spot any logistical issues you may not of considered.
The Big Day
I will arrive at the venue at least twenty minutes before the ceremony is due to commence.
In this time I will ensure I am available for any last minute enquiries you may have. I will also check that things are laid out as we had planned.