Why should I consider using a Wedding Celebrant?
People choose celebrant ceremonies when they want something specially designed for them. Some people want a non-religious ceremony but also want something beyond the standard registry office service - or they want to perform their ceremony at a time or place that can't be done via Church or Registry Office. Sometimes a couple will be married overseas and want a special ceremony for family and friends in the UK.
Can we include elements of religion?
Yes you can. I have perfomed ceremonies that involved singing hymns and saying prayers. I am not a 'religious official', so I cannot perform recognised religious functions.
Are there really no restrictions as to what I can do?
We must adhere to legal and common decency standards but there is a lot of freedom on how you can have your ceremony. You might need permissions (use of land or location, for example) but, otherwise there are few limits. Tell me your idea and I'll give my opinion.
Are you prepared tp write a ceremony for someone else to perform?
Yes, I offer a 'write only' service. I'm also happy to meet with your 'deliverer' if you want me to.
How long are your ceremonies?
It depends what is involved: number of readings, how many songs, amount of music and other 'ritual activities' but typically 20 - 40 minutes.
How much will it cost?
Several factors influence this:the location, timing, number of meetings we have, possible rehearsal - and so on - but I'm very reasonable; I'm not in this business just for the money. Let's talk it through and I'll give a quotation. The best deal (my clients tell me) is when you combine my celebrant services for your ceremony with my toastmaster / MC services for your reception / party. I agree with that comment; you'll get an unbeatable deal.
Why should I use you?
I'm a member of the 'Fellowship of Professional Celebrants' and I've been trained to high standards. I have a lot of experience as both a celebrant and toastmaster - and also as a general master of ceremonies and event host. My clients tell me that I'm friendly and caring (I'm now starting to blush!). However, you must decide for yourself. We can meet and talk about what you want (or chat on the phone or via skype). I'll tell you how I can help and I won't push you for an instant decision. Look at my 'Comments' page to see what people have said.
Please feel free to contact me and ask any questions you have.
Thanks for your time.
Surrey Wedding Celebrants
Fellowship of Professional Celebrants
T: 020 8979-2710 M: 07718 914739
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