Weddings

Independent Celebrant Warwickshire

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Independent Wedding Celebrant?

A Wedding Celebrant or civil Celebrant is a person who has received training to enable them to create and conduct beautiful, personalised ceremonies, they usually belong to a recognised organisation such as myself with The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, which in turn means they have professional indemnity and public liability insurance, you will be in safe hands!

It also means you will have a competent, professional person to support and guide you through the whole ceremony process, a friend and confidante, from learning all about your story, to getting to know your friends and family as well as visiting your chosen venue and meeting fellow suppliers, we love to be more than the person who stands at the front and speaks!!

What will make your day more special than the words you say to each other with your family and friends present, declaring your love with your own vows and promises – what more do you need?

Can Civil Celebrants do the legal bit?

Independent Celebrant’s in England and Wales are not able to legally register your marriage, but there are changes afoot, so watch this space!

I have included a section on the legalities of your ceremony – here – you can choose the cheapest day of the week, a Tuesday or Wednesday morning in most Registrars, and just complete the ‘legal’ part, no need to get dressed up or complete the vows, we will do all that on the day!

Think of it in the same way as a christening or funeral. You register the birth or death and then the baby-naming or funeral is purely symbolic but the most significant part of the process.

What will make your day more special than the words you say to each other with your family and friends present, declaring your love with your own vows and promises – what more do you need?

Why do so many couples choose to have a Celebrant Wedding?
Many couples choose a Celebrant wedding because they want a personalised, meaningful ceremony which reflects their beliefs and values, whether that be including children, pets or family traditions if they have differing cultural backgrounds. The venue choice is everything to some couples, it may be a family farm or a village hall where they grew up together or they may be looking for that festival vibe with all their friends present!

Choosing a Wedding Celebrant allows a couple to be creative and have the freedom to include rituals such as handfasting, unity candles or a rose ceremony.

Where can I have my ceremony?

A ceremony with a wedding celebrant be held both indoors and outdoors and with trends for outdoor weddings on the rise, a celebrant can often unlock a great venue for you, celebrant ceremonies are not required to take place underneath a permanent licensed structure. The vast majority of this type of wedding are outdoors (with marquees as a wet weather back up plan), and this provides couples with much more flexibility in terms of setting.

If you opt for an outdoor celebrant ceremony then you can position yourselves anywhere so long as the wedding venue has granted permission for you to do so. Why not take advantage of fantastic views at a venue, and have these as the backdrop to your day, and use the inside space for the wedding breakfast and evening reception? Explore all possibilities for ceremony settings at your venue and remember it does not need to be licensed if using Lauren as a celebrant – you really can have your dream location!

What time can I have the ceremony?

Where, when and what time a wedding celebrant ceremony can take place, depends on you, you can select the time YOU want, without restriction on time slots or indeed location.

Many couples will still opt for an early afternoon ceremony time but some couples prefer an altogether different plan for their celebrations and will perhaps have a roof terrace ceremony under the stars followed by cocktails and dinner for example.

More and more couples are thinking outside of the box and doing away with tradition, and indeed opt for something a little more ‘unexpected’ and unique to them.

Can I personalise my ceremony?
Guests are actively encouraged to be involved in the ceremony, I work with my couples and ensure that the content accurately reflects who they are, and that those doing readings are comfortable with everything on the day too.

I can talk you through various music options with you in advance. Why not walk down the aisle to your favourite song, or sign your certificate with your favourite band playing in the background? There are no restrictions when it comes to music during your celebrant ceremony at all and so you can opt for something that you both love, and not feel limited in your choices.

What do you need to be able to conduct the ceremony?

I can work anywhere!

A celebrant wedding ceremony offers couples complete flexibility! I can access a fully portable speaker system, operated by wi fi so no leads, be it in field, by a lake, on a cliff – your choice your venue!!

The length of the ceremony with a wedding celebrant varies, depending on the content of your ceremony. The vast majority are around half an hour and are created with a fantastic flow. My speaking parts are always creatively punctuated with guest readings or involvement in some other way so that the ceremony feels like everyone there has a role in the proceedings, and indeed in supporting the couple.

What does it cost

Pricing information is available here

Can I have a consultation
Of course! Please book your free consultationhere

Jess and Tom

It was such a fantastic day, we could not stop smiling from start to finish.
Thank you for everything!
Mr & Mrs B  – lol!!!
H & A
x

Amber and Jon Horsley 

Amber and Jon were going to ask a friend to conduct their outdoor ceremony – until Mum stepped in and suggest they ask a Celebrant, I became involved only three weeks prior to the day – this is Ambers’ feedback …
“No, thank you! Thank you for coming and helping us out! We would have chosen you if we had started looking early enough anyway! Thanks again Lauren, we couldn’t have chosen anyone better to come and help us and I thought it was perfect. Just the vibe I was going for. x”

Charlotte and Lee

“Thank you so much for delivering our wedding ceremony at Rugby School. We loved how personal the service was – so much better than just having a registrar! We had a wonderful day from starts to finish – even though I managed to pick the hottest Bank Holiday on record! Thanks again for all your help, Love, Charlotte and Lee”