Tips & Advice
It’s hard to disagree that children can be a delight at weddings; they look adorable, they make the best natural photos and bring a lot of joy to the occasion.
Canada is a wonderful place to get married. It has breathtaking scenery, from oceans, to lakes, to mountains, beaches, forests, Provincial and National Parks.
You’ve just got engaged and now you are very excited to be planning your dream wedding. The choices are overwhelming, in all directions.
Church wedding? Register office wedding and ceremony? Or register office and a bespoke Celebrant-led ceremony? Choosing a Celebrant-led wedding gives you the option to include religious elements, blend multi-faith traditions,...
If you’re not getting married in a church, synagogue, mosque or temple, UK law is adamant that you can’t invite God to your wedding.
Planning a wedding isn’t a piece of cake (wedding cake that is); it takes time and plenty of money.
You just got engaged and you’re ready to start the wedding planning. You and your fiancé have talked budget and how many people you want to invite.
Weddings are both special and exciting days, but they can come with their fair share of stress! Nerves and wedding day jitters are common, so here are some tips to...
There are so many Funeral Directors out there these days that finding the right one can seem daunting.
You’ve planned your ceremony and you’ve decided to have a unity ritual. Adding a wine ceremony is a great way to symbolise the unity of your two lives together.
Renewal of Vows ceremonies are a fantastic way to show ongoing love, or even overcoming obstacles with your love intact.
You’ve met that special someone, asked ‘that’ question or said that ‘Yes’, and now it’s time to start the exciting task of planning your perfect wedding! When organising your special...
Throughout this change the Celebrant was founded in Australia thanks to Lionel Murphy, in July 1973 when he appointed the first civil marriage Celebrant.
This is the last in our series with Celebrants telling us all about Naming Ceremonies - but definitely not least!
Every wedding is different. Some brides follow every wedding tradition and others find many different ways to make their wedding unique.
Well no. Wedding rituals, symbolic or not, have been with us for ever and a year. Weddings themselves are a ritual, a rite of passage, a culturally or religiously defined act.
Celebrants love to help you celebrate love! Renewal of Vows ceremonies are a great way to show your ongoing love or to renew your vows after a difficult time or a...
Naming Ceremonies are a wonderful reason to celebrate, and our Celebrant's love being asked to take part!
As a Celebrant we see lots of amazing ceremonies as part of our job. For Celebrants who officiate weddings in particular, there are often professional photographers at these ceremonies.
As the mother of the bride, you’re naturally excited about your daughter’s big day and keen to look your best.
If you are joining the millions of men or women faced with the pressure of finding the right ring to pop the big question, you may be unsure where to start.
Renewal of Vows Ceremonies are a great way for couples to celebrate their ongoing love, and show their devotion to each other once again.
We have been asking our amazing Celebrants to tell us all about their experiences with Naming Ceremonies.
Couples always tell me they want their guests to feel joyful, captivated, to feel the love, experience the passion in their relationship, and generally have a heartfelt experience from their wedding.
Funeral ceremonies can serve different purposes for those involved. One function of a ceremony is to contain (accept and help to manage) distress and insecurity, and to signal a change. But,...
So, you are renewing your weddings vows – that’s great! A fantastic way to re-cement your love or mark a significant marriage milestone, Renewal of Vows Ceremonies are becoming more...
Everyone tackles grief in different ways so there is no right or wrong answer to this as what feels right for one person will often not feel right for the next.
Renewing your vows is a beautiful way to show how much love you and your partner have for one another.
We asked some top Celebrant’s to tell us all about their thoughts on Naming ceremonies.
Ok so this is a question we often get asked, and it has a very simple answer, hell no!
Here is a step-by-step guide to what happens at a Celebrant-led funeral. This is a typical funeral at a crematorium.
2017 was such an exciting year for Celebrants! We surveyed 100 UK Wedding Celebrants about their wedding ceremonies and role as a Celebrant in 2017 and just look at the...
Wedding music reveals a lot about the couple getting married - and has been an eye-opener for some of our Celebrants!
It’s a question parents often ask me as a funeral celebrant. In this article, I will explain why attending a funeral can be a healthy, healing and positive experience for children.
Christmas is a time for reflection and jubilation. It's a time for family get-togethers and traditions, big dinners and carols by the fire.
As Celebrants, we hear a lot of wedding vows from the traditional 'to have and to hold' to the outrageous promises to walk across America together (yes that's been done!).
In this article, Ellen shares her thoughts and perspectives about a very sensitive topic, in a thoughtfully written piece about how Celebrants manage emotions during a funeral service all while...
We are so excited to announce our new TCD Resident Celebrant Bloggers!
Traditions and laws around the world, in relation to the giving and taking of a forename and a surname, are so varied and indeed complicated that it is fair to...
Life is made up of special moments. From the first time you saw each other to your lives being joined in matrimony, you have shared adventures and experiences only you...
The importance of selecting the right Funeral Celebrant for your loved one's celebration of life cannot be underestimated.
A Naming Ceremony or Baby Naming as it is sometimes referred to is the perfect opportunity to bring your friends and family together, show off your new little one and...
For some people, getting your wedding vows down on paper can be a daunting task. How do you put all of your thoughts, feelings, memories and hopes for the future...
Want to know how to legally marry when having a Celebrant-led wedding in the UK?
Choosing the perfect Wedding Celebrant is an important task. Just picture this scenario, you’re walking down the aisle, waiting for your partner to spot you.
You’re engaged! Congratulations! It’s a really exciting time in your life. There are so many wonderful things to organise when planning your big day, including the most important part, the...
All too often when we plan our ‘big day’ it’s very easy to get sidetracked with the smaller details; the catering, the style and theme, personalised favours and evening entertainment....