Get to know each other
I will sit with you and learn all about how you got to this stage in life. We will get to know each other. I will ask you the right questions to get the important information needed to create a powerful, meaningful and most importantly personal ceremony script.
Create the ceremony wording
We’ll create your own personal vows and ceremony wording. One of the greatest joys of planning your ceremony is putting into words the way you feel about each other. I understand that words do not always come easy to us, and so, I can provide you with a generous selection of phrases and paragraphs, from which you can be inspired.
Decide who else you would like to take part in your ceremony
Your ceremony may also be a big event for your family and friends. Is anyone willing to deliver a reading, make a speech, play music or make a symbolic gesture as a part of the ceremony? Take time to discuss with them what they might like to contribute. I can provide a huge range of ideas!
Select readings and poetry that are special to you
I have hundreds of suitable readings, but of course you might want to include your own favourites.
Decide on any symbolic gestures and cultural inclusions
You might like to exchange or re-dedicate your ring(s), light candles, release balloons, watch fireworks, blow bubbles or include one of the short special ceremonies, such as the Joining of Hands etc. Again, I am more than happy to make suggestions.
And finally choose your special music
Music evokes enormous emotion at all ceremonies and you can choose whatever music is special to you both whether it is pop, classical, folk, jazz or rock and roll. You choose! I have a verse and music booklet that lists hundreds of popular music choices. You can even have music with religious content if you wish. Live music is a popular choice, especially when musical guests agree to play!
*Please do be aware that these ceremonies are NOT legally binding. These ceremonies follow your legal marriage/partnership formalities, which need to be conducted either by a registrar or a religious minister. The wording required by law in a legal marriage/partnership ceremony are the only elements that cannot be used in the Wedding Celebration Ceremony, therefore there’s nothing that has to be said and done. You choose what to say and do, from the beginning right through to the end.