Today, it is not uncommon for children to participate in their parent’s wedding, be it a first marriage or a subsequent one. There are many ways children can be involved making them feel part of the ceremony and, should you be becoming step-parents, celebrating the formation of a new family.
Your wedding day is one of the most important of your life. It can be as fun and lively as you make it. You decide the format, select music that is special to you, choose to have family or friends participate by reading poems and most importantly, agree on the words you wish to use when making your vows and at the giving and receiving of rings.
My role as a wedding celebrant is to orchestrate and conduct your ceremony in accordance with your wishes. I would have an initial meeting with you to discuss your requirements and give guidance if requested. This would be followed by a longer meeting when I can find out more about you as a couple and about your relationship together. I would then write a personalised ceremony which will be sent to you for approval prior to the event. We would hold a rehearsal a few days before the wedding so everybody is ready for the big day.
I believe everybody is entitled to love with that one special person no matter what your sexuality. It is an honour to conduct same sex weddings or civil partnerships celebrating your commitment to each other.
By law there are just 3 statements that you must make to obtain a marriage licence and this can be done in a simple service at a registry office. Following this you can have the ceremony of your choice in a location of your preference; be it in your own back garden, on a village green or in a function room, or even somewhere less common such as on a steam train, next to the sea or in a woodland setting.
*Important Information – I am a celebrant not a registrar, therefore for your marriage to be legal and to receive an official wedding certificate you need to complete the legal formalities at a registry office prior to your ceremony. This is usually done the day before the wedding ceremony with only immediate family or just a few close friends attending.