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Celebrants vs. Registrars: A Modern Approach to Your Special Day

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

A bride smiling at her groom while tash the celebrant reads the groom is smiling at Tash

Hey there, it's me – your friendly, open-minded Independent Celebrant. Now, you might be wondering, "What's the deal with celebrants?" Well, let me break it down for you in my own words.

You see, a celebrant is someone who specialises in crafting and conducting ceremonies of all kinds. Think of us as the artists of your special moments – from weddings to vow renewals and everything in between. But here's the cool part: we're not bound by any specific faith or religion.

Now, there are a couple of types of celebrants out there. You've got your Humanist Celebrants, who operate under the principles of humanism. And then, there's me – the Independent Celebrant. What sets me apart is my commitment to inclusivity. I'm all about embracing different faiths, beliefs, and traditions. Your uniqueness is my canvas. Here's why you should seriously consider teaming up with a celebrant like me:

🔸 We Get to Know YOU: Unlike a one-size-fits-all approach, we take the time to build a genuine relationship with you. We want to know your story, your quirks, and your dreams. Why? Because we create a ceremony that's a perfect reflection of who you are.

A groom waiting to get married while a celebrant talks to the guests.

🔸 Location, Location, Location: Ever dreamt of saying your vows in a picturesque meadow, on a tranquil beach, or right in your own front garden? With a celebrant, your options are wide open. No need for a registered building – we're all about making your dream location a reality.

🔸 Unlock Unique Traditions: Of course you can exchange rings, repeat after me vows and sign a certificate BUT there are so many more awesome traditions we can include - think broom jumping, plate smashinhg, hand fasting, unique vows, a game of 'never have I', wine boxing, tree planting, pets as witnesses... the possibilities are endless!

A bride and groom at the alter with a celebrant in the background

🔸 No Time Limits: Unlike registrars, we won't rush through your ceremony. Your special day can be as long, as creative, and as inclusive as you want it to be. It's your moment, after all! Now, here's the one thing to keep in mind: as much as we'd love to, celebrants can't perform the legally binding part of a wedding. That's where the registry office and your trusty witnesses come in. But hey, that's a small step compared to the incredible journey we'll take together. So, if you're curious or just want to chat about your options, don't hesitate to reach out. I'm here to make your day uniquely YOU. 🙌🏽

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