Frequently asked questions
Can a celebrant legally marry us?
In England and Wales, the law states that a marriage must take place in a licensed, covered venue by a registrar or religious leader. Registrars have a limited selection of scripts and cannot make any religious references during the ceremony, so you have little control and room to make it your own.
By choosing to use a celebrant you will have the freedom to hold the ceremony in any location you wish, whether it is licensed or not and you will be able to create a ceremony very personal to you both.
If you would like a celebrant wedding ceremony, you will have to register your marriage at the registry office either before or after the ceremony, as this is the legal aspect of your partnership – just like registering a birth or a death.
What can we include in our ceremony?
The choice is yours! You can create personal vows for each other, or I can provide you with a selection of scripts to choose from. You can include readings, poems, songs or special ceremonies like handfasting or a sand ceremony. We can talk through the ideas you have, and I can provide some ideas based on the kind of ceremony feel you’d like.
How much does it cost?
The ceremony fees are £600 for a wedding ceremony within London and the M25, £400 for vow renewal and £300 for a baby naming or adoption ceremony. These costs don’t include travel outside of the M25 or the reasonable costs of additional ceremony elements such as Handfasting ribbons etc. We can chat about this all at our first catch up and I can answer any questions you may have!
To plan your own special ceremony, get in touch today