What Our Couples Love
- friendly approach and prompt response and no hidden costs
Frequently asked questions
What’s the difference between a celebrant and a registrar?
A registrar legally marries you but a celebrant ceremony can be created in a very personal way telling your love story to all your family and friends. I can cater your ceremony to be exactly as you want it to be and can give you plenty of ideas for vows, readings, ring exchanging, symbolic actions. It's your ceremony and I will deliver write and deliver it exactly as you wish.
What’s the difference between a celebrant ceremony and humanist ceremony?
Generally a humanist ceremony may not include any religious content. I as a celebrant am open to adding religious prayers etc should you so wish.
Will you write the service for me?
Yes, I write the service for you and send you drafts so that you can approve everything before the big day.
Can we write our own ceremony or vows?
You can write your own vows ( in fact I encourage couples to do this because then they are so much more personal to you both. You can also write your own ceremony but I wouldn't be prepared to deliver a ceremony which I hadn't written.
Do you cater for LGBTQ+ weddings?
Yes absolutely. I am open to the idea of ceremonies for everyone.
Do you cater for multi-faith weddings?
Do you need to meet us before the wedding day?
I do prefer to meet couples to have an in-depth chat with them about their requirements ( all meetings are included in my pricing). and I also ask couples to complete a detailed questionnaire so that I have a clear idea about them as a couple. The only time I wouldn't meet a couple is if they are living overseas but I would then FaceTime or whats app them beforehand.
What do your prices start at?
Prices for a wedding start at approximately £450 but I often offer discounts throughout certain times of the year so it's always best to contact me and have an informal chat.
How far in advance should I book you?
As far ahead as you can. However, I tend not to take bookings which are more than 2 years ahead. Obviously the summer months - May - September are the busiest times of the year.
About Ruth Gwilliam Ceremonies
Hello, my name is Ruth and my aim is to help you be at ease in the planning of your wedding ceremony. There is so much to plan for your big day and the ceremony is the most important part of your big day. I want to help you create that ceremony
Why choose Ruth Gwilliam Ceremonies?
Do you want your wedding ceremony in a venue which isn’t licenced for marriage?
Are you not able to have the registrar conduct your legal wedding at the time to suit you?
Then you can legally marry beforehand and have a personal ceremony especially created for you at the time and place to suit you.
Do you want a commitment ceremony to show your love for each other without the legalities of a wedding?
Are you wanting a same sex marriage ceremony ?
If you can answer yes to any of the above, then a celebrant ceremony may be the answer to your wedding day.
I will spend as much as time as you wish to help you create your dream ceremony. There are no hidden costs. I always suggest a no obligation/no fee meeting to discuss everything in detail to ensure you are happy before you decide to proceed.
Your wedding ceremony is one of the most important parts of your big day, I can help you make it extra special by writing and delivering the wedding ceremony of your choice.
I tailor your ceremony to suit your exact requirements. It can be formal and traditional, it can include symbolic actions, religious content and even humour. I can help you choose relevant poems, readings and music.
Take a look at my website for further information and don't waste time. Give me a call today on 07736 039705 and let me help you create your special day and make it one which will be truly memorable for both you and your guests.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Spring has sprung! 10% discount on all weddings for 2020 booked before the end of 2019