Finally! The Unrestricted Wedding
Weddings have long been a very formal affair with rules and regulations, especially where ceremonies are concerned. Couples designing their own personal wedding day face brick walls when it comes to the ceremony, finding that there is little flexibility with the traditional approach, but that is where celebrants come in.
Church or Registrar run weddings usually mean getting married at a certain time in a specific place (namely one surrounded by four walls and a roof), with strict rules on wording and phrases. However, anyone planning a destination wedding knows that the legal ceremony and your wedding ceremony are rarely the same thing, and it is becoming the norm for UK weddings too – that is where celebrants come in. With a celebrant-led wedding, you can design your personal ceremony wherever and whenever you want, without the rules and regulations. If a unique, personal ceremony appeals to you, check out these top tips for making the most of your unrestricted wedding.
1. Dare to be different
Every wedding is special, but why not take a risk or two to make your big day stand out from the crowd? Celebrant ceremonies are the perfect excuse to completely personalise your ceremony without having to worry about traditions and regulations. The sky really is the limit – want your dog to act as your witness? Not a problem for a celebrant wedding (we meant it when we said there were no rules).
2. Cut out the boring bits
Sick of wedding ceremonies that seem to last forever? With a celebrant-led ceremony, you can personalise the day so that your ceremony is exactly how you want it. Your celebrant will work with you to design the perfect ceremony that reflects you as a couple. And the best bit? Your ceremony can be as long, or short, as you want.
3. Don’t forget the legal stuff
One important thing to consider is that a celebrant-led wedding is not legally binding, so make sure you get yourself down to the registry office to officially tie the knot before the big day. Then you can sit back, relax and enjoy your personalised, unrestricted wedding day.
4. Make the most of unlimited venues
Dreaming of a barefoot, beach wedding? Done. An outdoor woodland wedding? No problem. Celebrant weddings can take place anywhere you choose. So, whether you want to tie the knot on a beach, in a castle, in your garden…you can! The only limit is your imagination.
5. Remember, it’s all about YOU!
When it comes to celebrant weddings, there’s plenty of room for customisation. It is the perfect opportunity to get that “this is so them” reaction from your guests. From unique readings to non-traditional songs, personalise your ceremony so that it completely reflects you and your partner.
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