Valentine’s Day Weddings

Valentine’s day is a few weeks away, and it is the date of choice for many when having a wedding or a marriage. Associated with love, romance and gift giving, Valentine’s day weddings are very different to Valentine’s day marriage ceremonies.

Handfasting Ceremonies

Handfasting, probably the oldest wedding custom we have, is an important part of many weddings. In recent years, its popularity has increased, and celebrants are mainly responsible for creating and leading handfasting ceremonies for non-Pagan couples.   What is a handfasting ceremony? Originally a Pagan wedding custom, handfasting has been around for centuries. The name Read more…

How to Plan a Renewal of Vows Ceremony

With many people currently having small, legal weddings with a view to a bigger celebration in the future, one of the biggest questions these people might be asking is how they should plan a renewal of vows ceremony. From selecting the venue to deciding what’s going to be said in the ceremony, planning a renewal Read more…

5 Reasons Why Children Should Go to Funerals

In many families, when someone dies, there can be a tendency to protect younger members of the family from what has happened. Parents and role models often do this is several ways: by sugar-coating the description of what has happened; by introducing the idea that the child will see the person again in some kind Read more…

When is the Best Time for a Naming Ceremony?

According to a 2018 survey, religiosity in the UK is on the decline, with 52% of the public now saying they do not belong to any religion, a rise from 31% in 1983. As a result, naming ceremonies are becoming a popular way to welcome a new child into the world, working as a replacement Read more…

How Much Does a Celebrant Earn?

Whether you’re a budding celebrant wanting to know if celebrancy is a viable career, a newly-trained celebrant wanting to know where your price point should be, or even just a client wondering how much your chosen celebrant could cost you, questions that might be going through your head might be: “How much does a celebrant Read more…

Why a Renewal of Vows is a Perfect Idea Next Year

2020 has been a turbulent year, for one major reason – COVID-19. Every business has been affected in some way or another, mainly negatively with few exceptions, and the wedding industry is one which has been devastated by the restrictions imposed on social gatherings. As a result, couple after couple have chosen to postpone, delay, Read more…

What’s the Difference Between a Celebrant and a Registrar?

One of the most common questions a celebrant gets asked by brides-to-be and potential clients is: what is the difference between a celebrant and a registrar? It’s a common question because people are often bound by tradition, and for years the way of getting married has been to either do it in a church or Read more…

Why Micro-Weddings Could Be The Future

With all the chaos and madness going on at the moment thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, micro-weddings have almost been forced onto couples who would have otherwise had a big blowout party with a hundred or more guests. However, while this has not been a satisfactory outcome for some, others have enjoyed the intimacy of Read more…

Outdoor Weddings – What Do You Need to Consider? (Part 2 of 2)

Part 1 is here. With the news that people may able to have legal outdoor weddings in the not-so-distant future, the concept of an outdoor wedding is one which is starting to come to the forefront of couples’ minds when they start thinking about when, where, and how they want to get married. However, outdoor Read more…