Celebrants and Weddings

As with other ceremonies, there are many reasons to use a celebrant in a wedding.
Perhaps the two of you:
•  Have different religious backgrounds
•  Are not affiliated with a particular faith or religion
•  Seek a unique and personalized ceremony
•  Want to have your wedding in a unique location
•  Plan to include your children in the ceremony


WHAT A CELEBRANT OFFERS

Celebrants write and conduct weddings that reflect the couple’s personalities, passions, and approach to life.  With an understanding of the structure, wording, and pace that make for meaningful ceremony, I listen and make suggestions.  I research rituals, readings, and symbols that fit the tone of the occasion and give you options.  I lead the ceremony and usher you and your family through the process with understanding and good cheer.  Incorporating both the joy and the significance of the occasion, we create a ceremony that strikes the perfect balance.


CEREMONY CONTENT

As we develop the ceremony that fits you, you can contribute as much (or as little) of the content as you choose.   In our first meeting, we’ll talk about your story and discuss your vision for the wedding. I encourage you to draw on any traditions – non-religious or religious – that are meaningful to you. Based on your interests, I’ll offer sample ceremonies, poems, and readings for your consideration.  You may use traditional vows or write your own, with or without my assistance.  After we combine these elements into your ceremony, you’ll have word-for-word approval and I’m available by phone or email for consultations or changes.


RELIGIOUS OR NON-RELIGIOUS?

The spiritual tone of your wedding is entirely up to you, and should reflect your beliefs and traditions. While I’m well-versed in non-religious services, I’m also comfortable creating nondenominational, spiritual, and multicultural ceremonies.  For more specific information on this topic, see Spiritual Content.


FEES FOR SERVICES

Please see the section on Fees.  All services and payments are in writing and agreed upon in advance.

 

 

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