Weddings and Civil Partnerships
The Elegant Celebrant – at YOUR service.
Your ceremony is a moment which acknowledges a turning point in your lives – a choice to set off on a journey together with the experiences of the past to guide you into the future.
Where will you choose your venue to be – your private home, a park or garden, on the beach, in an historic building, an art gallery or your favourite roof top restaurant or lovely local deli….?
When will you choose it to happen – sunrise, sunset, daytime, night time….?
With whom will you choose to celebrate – close family and friends , a large group, a small group, family only, in fancy dress, with a colour theme….?
You may like to consider incorporating a symbolic element to add poignancy to your service – we can discuss the ideas and options together:
♡ The Unity Sand Ceremony
♡ The Wine Ceremony
♡ The Love Letter Ceremony
♡ The Unity Candle Ceremony
♡ The Hand Fasting Ceremony
♡ The Broom Jumping Ceremony
Creating Your Unique Ceremony
♡ introductory phone call – 1st meeting together (via audio-visual link or in person at a mutually convenient venue)
♡ deposit of £250 taken at time of booking to secure your date.
♡ gathering your story, a ceremony questionnaire, suggestions and ideas for readings, poems, vows and ring promises, symbolic elements.
♡ professional composing and scripting of your ceremony
♡ regular reviews and revision
♡ unlimited contact throughout the process
♡ 2nd meeting to rehearse your ceremony at your chosen venue with consultation of choreography of your ceremony and music, liaison with your photographer
♡ 3rd meeting is Your Wedding
♡ Ceremony officiated by The Elegant Celebrant with a keepsake of your unique ceremony plus your wedding certificate
The biggest day of your life is just around the corner and I know that you want to make a lifetime of memories to treasure shared with those whom you love.
Costs and Expenses
Your ceremony from £430.00 for weddings in 2021.
Your ceremony from £499.00 for weddings in 2022.
Costs to be agreed prior to the ceremony
♡ travel expenses – the first 10 miles of any return journey are complimentary – additional miles thereafter are charged at 50p per mile from home to the venue or client
♡ overnight accommodation, at cost, if required
♡ fancy dress, at cost, if required
♡ miscellaneous costs – as agreed
Getting Legally Married
For a wedding to be legally valid in the UK, legal formalities must be completed though the Registration service at your local registry office, costing between £45- £60.
Couples are required to give their Registrar notice of their Intention to Marry.
The legal part can then be booked to take place any time before The Elegant Celebrant conducts your bespoke ceremony.
The marriage at the registry office takes approximately 20 minutes and requires that you have two witnesses present under the Marriage Act.
Once you have your Marriage Certificate then you are legally married and can celebrate this wonderful event afterwards wherever and however you choose.