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Your checklist of questions for the perfect wedding ceremony

You want to get married, you want a celebrant led wedding ceremony but there is so much else you want to know! How do you even start writing a checklist...

Posted by Debbie Skyrme on Friday 21st June 2019
Real Celebrant Wedding: Ricky and Hope

Real Celebrant Wedding: Ricky and Hope

May is a wonderful month for weddings in southern Spain and one couple made the most of the hot spring sunshine by choosing a romantic castle wedding overlooking the sparkling...

Posted by Debbie Skyrme on Friday 14th June 2019
A bride's guide to winery weddings, vineyards and wine ceremonies

A bride's guide to winery weddings, vineyards and wine ceremonies

A winery can make an unforgettable wedding venue and here in Kent where I am lucky to live and work in the UK, we have plenty to choose from.

Posted by Debbie Skyrme on Friday 14th June 2019
5 top tips for guests at a gay wedding ceremony

5 top tips for guests at a gay wedding ceremony

You and I, would both agree on the joyous nature of our LGBT community and if you are someone, who is about to attend their first gay wedding, you are in...

Posted by Debbie Skyrme on Friday 7th June 2019
5 Top (Easy) Tips for a Tech Savvy Wedding

5 Top (Easy) Tips for a Tech Savvy Wedding

Whether you’re going with a festival style wedding with tipis and hay bales, or a fairytale woodland setting, or vintage Great Gatsby, or full on Game of Thrones themed wedding,...

Posted by Debbie Skyrme on Friday 24th May 2019
Help! Who should speak at our wedding?

Help! Who should speak at our wedding?

You are in the early stages of your wedding preparation. You have found the venue, the Celebrant you feel is right for you, the magical-eyed photographer.

Posted by Debbie Skyrme on Friday 17th May 2019
Olives, ouzo and pomegranates! Celebrant led weddings, Greece!

Olives, ouzo and pomegranates! Celebrant led weddings, Greece!

Are you looking through your destination wedding options on line? Are you looking at an array of beautiful sandy beaches, stunning blue waters, ancient columns standing majestically for thousands of...

Posted by Debbie Skyrme on Friday 10th May 2019
Bespoke rituals for bespoke weddings!

Bespoke rituals for bespoke weddings!

Having a Celebrant led wedding is all about choice and all about you! There are no rules, anything and everything goes, with the ultimate goal of creating something completely unique...

Posted by Claire on Saturday 20th April 2019
Ceremony music - make a song and dance about it!

Ceremony music - make a song and dance about it!

I’m a massive music fan. Particularly where romance and storytelling are concerned. Wedding ceremony music is so important to settle guests, for an emotional anticipation when walking down the aisle,...

Posted by Rachael Meyer on Saturday 20th April 2019
How to have a perfect wedding kiss

How to have a perfect wedding kiss

I have witnessed hundreds of couples first kisses! They have varied hugely from a full-on snog to a turned cheek! Equally embarrassing for all! A couples first kiss is said...

Posted by Glenda PROCTER on Sunday 24th March 2019
Why choose a Celebrant?

Why choose a Celebrant?

So, here we are just coming towards the end of the winter months… warmer days ahead and lots of planning to be getting on with for your wedding, whether it’s...

Posted by Susan Foxall on Saturday 23rd March 2019
Home is where the heart is; planning a garden wedding

Home is where the heart is; planning a garden wedding

Weddings at home are increasingly popular, and it’s no surprise as they fit with two key wedding trends; focussing the budget on what matters most to you rather than what’s...

Posted by Karen Faulkner on Saturday 16th March 2019
So you want to get married in Canada?

So you want to get married in Canada?

Canada is a wonderful place to get married. It has breathtaking scenery, from oceans, to lakes, to mountains, beaches, forests, Provincial and National Parks.

Posted by Catherine Kentridge on Sunday 3rd February 2019
Achieving a truly personalised wedding ceremony

Achieving a truly personalised wedding ceremony

Unique, bespoke, unusual weddings are terms we hear a lot – but when you think about it, do you want different for the sake of it, or is what we’re...

Posted by Karen Faulkner on Wednesday 30th January 2019
How to have the wedding you want

How to have the wedding you want

You’ve just got engaged and now you are very excited to be planning your dream wedding. The choices are overwhelming, in all directions.

Posted by Catherine Kentridge on Sunday 13th January 2019
Looking at the pros and cons of a wedding ceremony abroad

Looking at the pros and cons of a wedding ceremony abroad

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,...

Posted by Debbie Skyrme on Saturday 12th January 2019
Real Celebrant Wedding - Tom and Jaclyn

Real Celebrant Wedding - Tom and Jaclyn

I didn’t expect to be Celebrant for this wedding. It was to be held at the stunning Woodhill hall, Otterburn, Northumberland.

Posted by Helen Williams on Friday 23rd November 2018
5 tips to prevent your wedding guest list from getting out of hand

5 tips to prevent your wedding guest list from getting out of hand

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.

Posted by Anna Matel on Saturday 22nd September 2018
Handling the heat at your Wedding Ceremony

Handling the heat at your Wedding Ceremony

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...

Posted by Hayley Muncey on Saturday 15th September 2018
What is a Wine Ceremony and is it right for you?

What is a Wine Ceremony and is it right for you?

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.

Posted by Anna Matel on Tuesday 11th September 2018
5 Unforeseen Wedding Expenses to look out for

5 Unforeseen Wedding Expenses to look out for

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...

Posted by Hayley Muncey on Sunday 2nd September 2018
The Celebrant and their Role in your Celebration

The Celebrant and their Role in your Celebration

Throughout this change the Celebrant was founded in Australia thanks to Lionel Murphy, in July 1973 when he appointed the first civil marriage Celebrant.

Posted by Margery Bambrick on Sunday 26th August 2018
Real Celebrant Wedding - Susanne and Jacob

Real Celebrant Wedding - Susanne and Jacob

Couple: Susanne and Jacob

Posted on Thursday 23rd August 2018
Wedding Planning – Who Does What?

Wedding Planning – Who Does What?

 Every wedding is different. Some brides follow every wedding tradition and others find many different ways to make their wedding unique.

Posted by Anna Matel on Wednesday 15th August 2018
How to modernise traditional wedding rituals

How to modernise traditional wedding rituals

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.

Posted by Deborah Page on Friday 10th August 2018
Real Celebrant Wedding - Emily and Sam

Real Celebrant Wedding - Emily and Sam

Couple: Emily and Sam

Posted on Thursday 9th August 2018
Unique Wedding venue ideas to suit you!

Unique Wedding venue ideas to suit you!

Weddings are one of the most special and memorable days of your life, so there is no need to stick to the standard venues – let your imagination run wild!...

Posted by Emily Hatton on Sunday 5th August 2018
5 Wedding rules that were made to be broken

5 Wedding rules that were made to be broken

Weddings come with a lot of traditions, but who says you have to stick by them?

Posted by Holly O'Rourke on Wednesday 25th July 2018
Real Celebrant Wedding - Mat and Rachel

Real Celebrant Wedding - Mat and Rachel

Couple: Mat and Rachel

Posted on Tuesday 24th July 2018
Wedding traditions and where they come from

Wedding traditions and where they come from

The story behind the traditions...

Posted by Hayley Muncey on Friday 20th July 2018
Why have a Destination Wedding?

Why have a Destination Wedding?

Planning your wedding is no mean feat.  It takes patience, stamina and for some quite a budget!  Every bride and groom who choses to have their ceremony on their home...

Posted by Nikki Kulin on Wednesday 4th July 2018
What is a Micro Wedding and is it right for you?

What is a Micro Wedding and is it right for you?

Micro weddings are weddings on a smaller scale – yes pretty much exactly what they say on the tin! They give the couple a chance to take the pressure off...

Posted by Lauren Balloch on Friday 27th April 2018
Are same sex weddings any different to heterosexual weddings in the UK?

Are same sex weddings any different to heterosexual weddings in the UK?

Ok so this is a question we often get asked, and it has a very simple answer, hell no!

Posted by Lauren Balloch on Thursday 19th April 2018
Wedding Traditions: The low down on Ring Bearers

Wedding Traditions: The low down on Ring Bearers

Here at The Celebrant Directory we are constantly on the look-out for different ways we can change up tradition, adding that extra sparkle when it comes to your wedding day. ...

Posted by Lauren Balloch on Tuesday 10th April 2018
Celebrant Feature: Who walks the bride down the aisle?

Celebrant Feature: Who walks the bride down the aisle?

That is one of many lovely sentiments that a bride can offer her escort when they have been given the honour of walking a bride up the aisle on her...

Posted by Ellen Bower on Wednesday 4th April 2018
Sand Ceremonies – What’s it all about?

Sand Ceremonies – What’s it all about?

Sand ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular as couples are finding great ways to add a modern twist on a traditional ceremony.

Posted by Lauren Balloch on Monday 26th March 2018
Breaking the rules: Who will walk down the aisle first?

Breaking the rules: Who will walk down the aisle first?

One of the logistical questions I ask all my couples as a Celebrant is: ‘Do you want a traditional entrance with the groom waiting at the front with me and...

Posted by Elizabeth Cass-kanti on Sunday 25th March 2018
Real Celebrant Wedding - Valeria and Joeri

Real Celebrant Wedding - Valeria and Joeri

Couple: Valeria and Joeri

Posted by Clover Jean on Wednesday 28th February 2018
A Dutch wedding ceremony: 10 steps to the perfect order of events

A Dutch wedding ceremony: 10 steps to the perfect order of events

Good news. You’re getting married in the Netherlands. Congratulations! You will love the Dutch wedding ceremony. But first, before you plunge into the planning, let’s think about the order of events.

Posted by Clover Jean on Wednesday 28th February 2018
Add extra personality into your Wedding with a Unity Ceremony!

Add extra personality into your Wedding with a Unity Ceremony!

Unity ceremonies symbolise the joining of two people together as one, they offer magical moments within a wedding ceremony where two separate journeys come together onto a single pathway.

Posted on Monday 12th February 2018
Top Celebrants Reveal their Best and Worst in Wedding Ceremony Music

Top Celebrants Reveal their Best and Worst in Wedding Ceremony Music

Wedding music reveals a lot about the couple getting married - and has been an eye-opener for some of our Celebrants!

Posted by Emily Hatton on Tuesday 6th February 2018
Top tips for planning your 2018 wedding

Top tips for planning your 2018 wedding

Getting married this year? Then here’s some useful advice on how to make your big day go with a bang…

Posted by Hannah Osmond on Sunday 21st January 2018
How do I include my children in my wedding ceremony?

How do I include my children in my wedding ceremony?

When a couple has children, either from their relationship or from previous relationships, I ask how they envision including the children in the ceremony.

Posted by Ellen Bower on Sunday 21st January 2018
Real Celebrant Wedding - Chris and Kate

Real Celebrant Wedding - Chris and Kate

 

Posted by Samantha Kelsie on Thursday 4th January 2018
Real Celebrant Wedding - Kristine and Liam

Real Celebrant Wedding - Kristine and Liam

Norwegian Kristine met Canadian Liam in the library at Queen's University, Canada where they both were studying at the time.

Posted by Samantha Kelsie on Thursday 4th January 2018
Real Celebrant Led Wedding: Peter and Gloria

Real Celebrant Led Wedding: Peter and Gloria

Couple: Gloria and Peter Venue: Hedsor HouseDate: 13th August 2016

Posted by Samantha Kelsie on Saturday 16th December 2017
Walking down the aisle: Tradition v Modern Day

Walking down the aisle: Tradition v Modern Day

The opportunities for getting married in the 21st century have never been so abundant and choice so diverse.

Posted by Michelle Taylor on Sunday 8th October 2017
16 Unique & Alternative Wedding Readings

16 Unique & Alternative Wedding Readings

Want a reading with a difference for your wedding ceremony? Whilst some love traditional poems, they don't suit every couple.

Posted on Monday 14th August 2017
Real Ceremony: Robby and Saffa

Real Ceremony: Robby and Saffa

I met Saffa and Robby in Starbucks one winter evening in December 2015.  They were super excited to tell me that they were already married, and it was a pretty...

Posted by Jennifer Constant on Wednesday 9th August 2017
Real Ceremony: Lara and Ben

Real Ceremony: Lara and Ben

Lara and Ben met on social dating app Tinder in 2013. Lara was initially drawn to Ben's casual air of nonchalance, when she turned up to their first date and...

Posted by Samantha Kelsie on Tuesday 1st August 2017

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