Wedding vows are beautiful and have their own place in tradition but with a celebrant-led wedding, you have that chance to think about what you really want to promise each other for the rest of your married lives. Guest blogger Gwen Rule offers this simple guide on how to have a unique ceremony with a wedding celebrant.
Church ceremonies, register offices and even licensed venues that use a registrar all have restrictions. By choosing a wedding celebrant to conduct your ceremony you are able to have a ceremony that is completely personal to you without restrictions on venue or timing and with your own choice of vows, readings and music.
Your celebrant will ask you to complete a questionnaire to consider exactly how you would like your wedding ceremony to be; these three steps are designed to help you with this:
1.Think and Plan
Choose a quiet afternoon or a day when you and your fiancé can think what you would like to include in the ceremony. Do you have a message to pass on to your guests? Do you want to include your family and/or guests in your ceremony? Think about a lesson you’ve learnt together, or a beautiful memory that describes what you mean to each other.
You already know why you’re getting married and what your relationship symbolises, so feel free to share it with others. Some of those things you’ll be able to share in the questionnaire, e.g. how you met and what do you love about each other. The additional ideas that you may want to include you can discuss personally with your celebrant.
There is no shame in using examples from other people’s weddings, if they express the same thing that you want to achieve. Check how other couples have personalised their ceremonies, or take ideas from different cultures and countries and draw inspiration from these whilst developing your own personalised ceremony.
3. Be Creative
When you meet your celebrant, discuss your ideas. Together with your celebrant you can create new ways of making your wedding ceremony very special.
About Unique Ceremony
Gwen Rule is an independent wedding celebrant based in London who provides a personal service to help brides and grooms have their dream wedding exactly they way they want it. Find out more at Unique Ceremony.