Sonal Dave - The Celebrant
I am a Member of The Celebrant Directory, based in Harrow, Middlesex but I do travel. I provide a number of services including:
Weddings & Renewal of Vows
Naming Ceremonies & Celebration of Adoptions
Funerals & Memorial Services
Wedding Celebrant. Nowadays, a wedding is not the strictly traditional affair it used to be. ... To be legally valid in the United Kingdom, a UK marriage ceremony must be performed by an authorised person (for example, a registrar, a vicar or a priest) and be witnessed by two people.
This means couples must choose between: an approved religious ceremony, a registry office ceremony, or a registrar who will attend the wedding at a licensed venue. The reality is that the ceremony is likely to be very quick, and with restrictions on readings, music, vows and sometimes even photographs. For example, civil ceremonies may not include anything that’s related to religion, such as hymns (even as quotes), Religious book references, or even songs that indirectly refer to religion. In some cases, churches will not allow photos to be taken during the ceremony, or they restrict the photographer’s access.
So in practical terms, using a Wedding Celebrant allows you all the flexibility you wish for. You will be able to have your wedding wherever you choose, at any time, and it will be entirely up to you how the whole occasion flows and reflects your personal beliefs and lifestyle. You will choose your own vows, readings, poems, music, decor and anything else you fancy, without restriction.
How to arrange a celebrant wedding?
You must arrange for an official registration of your marriage at an applicable registry office, where you will legally become a married couple. The costs for this are usually a fraction of what it costs for a registrant to attend at a licensed venue, or hiring the ceremony room at the registry office. There is usually a basic fee for filing the marriage application, then another small fee for a basic ceremony on a scheduled date with two witnesses. You should check with your local authorities for applicable requirements and costs.
Then, get in touch with me, meet with me and we will discuss your special day. I will help you to create the event of your dreams. I can h elp you decide how you want to enter the venue, the vows, readings, speeches, poems, music and order of service. We can even discuss releasing balloons, or involving your pets!
If you need support I can help you draft your vows. If you would like a rehearsal I can assist with scheduling a rehearsal. I am here to help you have the event that you always wanted.
To find out just how I can help you, do get in touch.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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