What Our Couples Love
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- Baby naming services
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- Handfasting, Unity Candle, Rose Ceremony, Loving Cup
- Wedding Script for the DIY wedding
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- Outdoor Weddings
- Speech Writing Service
- Anglo-French Weddings
Frequently asked questions
What’s the difference between a celebrant and a registrar?
A Registrar is the person who will legally register your marriage. A Celebrant can do all the ceremonial elements -from personalised vows, to exchanging your wedding rings, to making your personal wedding vows to one another. A Registrar cannot include religion, and can only marry you under a fixed roof in a building licensed for the purpose of marriage. There are no such restrictions on a Celebrant.
What’s the difference between a celebrant ceremony and humanist ceremony?
In England and Wales, there is actually very little difference between a celebrant ceremony and a humanist ceremony (it is different in Scotland and NI). Both will design and deliver beautiful, personalised ceremonies at a location of your choice. However, because of their belief system, a humanist generally will not include religion or religious references. TIP! You only need to google 'celebrant' rather than 'humanist' and then you get ALL celebrants coming up in your search!
Will you write the service for me?
Of course! Words are my thing! I will take your story, your words about each other, and craft it into a ceremony that is unique enough that it couldn't be anyone else's ceremony, but traditional enough that you and your guests will be in no doubt it is your wedding celebration ceremony!
Can we write our own ceremony or vows?
Absolutely you can. I will be involved as much or as little as you wish. I encourage all couples to write their own vows - after all it is you and your beloved who will have to keep to those promises for the rest of your marriage, so it is better that you have a hand in creating them! I can, however, give you as much guidance and as many examples as you need
Is there anything that has to be included in a service?
In a celebrant ceremony? No, you can have it as short as you wish, or as long as we agree it can be, and preferably before your guests start to wonder when the bar will open! The content can be exactly as you want it to be. You don't want to make your vows public? Then don't! You don't want to exchange wedding rings? Fine! We can discuss all possibilities!
Do you cater for LGBTQ+ weddings?
I certainly do, and I am a staunch defender of love - we should all grab it with both hands and hold on to it, for it is a precious gift. I have been a supporter of Warwickshire Pride for some years now, and I welcome enquiries from couples from the LGBTQ+ community
Do you cater for multi-faith weddings?
Yes I do - and I love working with couples to create a fusion of their heritage, faiths and cultures to blend them into their marriage. Catholic-Hindu; Agnostic - Sikh; CofE-Goth ; Buddhist-Catholic - I've lost count of the multi-faith weddings I have done - and I am also happy to work with priests, imams or any other faith leaders if you wish.
Do you need to meet us before the wedding day?
Not necessarily in person, but I do like to see you both at least via Skype, Zoom or whatever - then you can see me, too to ensure that I am the right celebrant for you!
What do your prices start at?
My fees start from £495 for an elopement ceremony (just the two of you) and go up to £700+ The typical fee is around £550 (at 2020 rates)
How far in advance should I book you?
I would say around 18 months to a month before - if I am available , you can save the date! I won't start writing your ceremony until about 6 months before as I don't want your lovely script to be stale by the Big Day!
About Cherish Ceremonies
Judy Mansfield - international Award Winning Wedding Celebrant based in Warwickshire. Judy will meet with you, then design and deliver your Wedding Ceremony as you want it. Personalised wedding vows to give your special day the Wow factor.
There are special events in all our lives when we would like to mark the occasion with a unique and personalised ceremony.
Such an occasion may be a wedding,a renewal of wedding vows or even a baby naming ceremony
Whatever the occasion, you can be assured that Judy Mansfield, a n experienced Celebrant, will lead your ceremony to leave you and your guests with beautiful memories of a special event. Talk to her about what it is you want: she will listen to you and provide it for you.
Judy can include any readings and poetry, chosen by you, or suggested to you by Judy. She will provide you with a wonderful ceremony, and you will be given a beautifully printed copy of the script of your ceremony as a keepsake.
Make sure your ceremony is meaningful and unique: For the Ceremony of your Life - it has to be Cherish!
Judy is the recommended supplier at many venues:
Compton Verney, Warwick
Eynsham Hall, nr Witney, Oxfordshire
Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire
Great Barn, Aynho, Banbury
Lord Leycester Hospice, Warwick
Ettington Park, Oxon
Welcombe Hotel & Spa, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Whately Hall, Banbury
Warwick House, Southam
Bordesley Park, Worcs
Flaxbourne Gardens, Beds
and many others...
Judy's awards include:
"Most Popular Celebrant Worldwide' 2014 & 2015, Wedding Industry Experts.
Gold Standard Supplier rating by Best for Weddings,
Regional Finalist 2015-16: The Wedding Industry Awards.
Shortlisted in 2015, WINNER in 2016: Guides for Brides