Wedding Ceremony Elements | Step-by Step Guide | Unity Sand Ceremony

Weddings were once rather pre-prescribed affairs. In most cases that meant a bride, a groom, an officiant, some witnesses, and vows that were passed down through generations. You could, married or not, probably recite the ceremony by heart. As cultures and ethnicities have blended, though, the realm of the mainstream has expanded. Additions of “non-traditional” Read more…

Wedding Ceremony Elements | Top 3 Unity Candle Ceremonies

Unity Candle Ceremonies can be conducted in many, many ways, limited only by the imagination. One thing, however, that they all have in common is that they are symbolic of a union / unity for wedding, commitment, vow renewal, naming, reunion and even funeral ceremonies. Below are three samples of the most frequently used ceremonies. Read more…

Funeral Celebrants | Carry the coffin, it‚’ll help you carry on

Carry the coffin, it‚’ll help you carry on : I think one of the most important aspects of the coffin is that it can be carried. And I think we‚’re meant to carry each other, and I think carrying someone you love, committing them, is very important for us that we deal with death….

Funeral Celebrants | Arranging a Funeral / Wedding – Save ¬£000’s

Having recently read “R.I.P Off!: Or The British Way of Death” by Ken West, one may be able togleanwhy! A recent consumer report warned us all that dying now costs ¬£7,300+. Apparently shuffling off your mortal coil is a very expensive thing to do. The various costs ranging from funeral flowers to cremation have risen Read more…

A Naming Ceremony – A Few Thoughts.

Naming Ceremonies You want to call me what??? A naming ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the birth of a baby or welcome adopted or stepchildren into your wider family circle. A Civil Celebrant will work with you to design and deliver an alternative to a religious celebration, but it creates a special event Read more…

Funeral Planning (Part 1)

Creating A Funeral Ceremony If you want a religious funeral ceremony, you will want to put yourself in the hands of your faith leader and negotiate. A religious ceremony normally has a format, a liturgy, which you will be able to personalise only to a certain extent. Starting with a clean sheet If you do Read more…

Want to be a Funeral Celebrant?

A rewarding role in a dynamic world Serving families at a time of need A Dynamic World Throughout the 20th Century mortality rates across the developed world have been falling consistently. This is primarily due to improvements in healthcare, nutrition and education. An educated population (Less than 1% had a Degree in 1900 and more Read more…

Writing a Eulogy – Top 7 Tips

How to prepare a Funeral Speech / Eulogy It is one of the saddest things that we have to do. On top of all the grief that we suffer, we also have to deal with nerves and the fear of standing up in front of a large crowd. We have the worry that we may Read more…

Civil Celebrant? Have you got what it takes?

Thought of becoming a Civil Celebrant? Becoming an Civil Celebrant is not a career choice for everyone. If you have had experience speaking in public or at least have no reservations with the prospect of speaking in public, this could be a career option for you. If you have access to and you are confident Read more…

Civil Celebrant Training – Course Materials

This item is being posted due to a number of enquiries being received regarding what Course Materials a Trainee Celebrant will receive. By way of illustration, we have listed the materials that are received by trainee celebrants on our Family & Funeral Celebrancy Distance Learning Diploma Course. 1. Nominated Tutor / Mentor Interview & Welcome Read more…