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Top Celebrants Reveal their Best and Worst in Wedding Ceremony Music
Wedding music reveals a lot about the couple getting married - and has been an eye-opener for some of our Celebrants! I spent some time last year quizzing some top Wedding...
5 top tips for guests at a gay wedding ceremony
Guest etiquette at a same-sex wedding ceremony You and I, would both agree on the joyous nature of our LGBT community and if you are someone, who is about to attend...
How to renew your vows on a budget
So, you are renewing your weddings vows – that’s great! A fantastic way to re-cement your love or mark a significant marriage milestone, Renewal of Vows Ceremonies are becoming more...
Planning an outdoor Wedding? Read this!
So, you are planning an outdoor wedding. Amazing, nothing like the bright blue sky, warmth on your back and sweet sounds of a light breeze in the air. Well, that’s...
Getting married second time around. I do, take two!
Well here’s the thing, I marry people in love and I celebrate whatever your love is. I am a writer and a Celebrant and I love my craft. I was...
What is a Green funeral?
With the increasing popularity of finding new ways we can care for our earth, environmentally friendly burials and funerals help preserve our planet when our loved ones pass on. These...
20 of the most romantic vow renewal spots around the world
Vow renewals are becoming increasingly popular. They can be small and intimate or grand and luxurious. You can invite as many people as you would like, or you can celebrate...
16 Unique & Alternative Wedding Readings
Want a reading with a difference for your wedding ceremony? Whilst some love traditional poems, they don't suit every couple. And what are we all about here at The Celebrant...
How to keep your wedding within budget
Planning a wedding isn’t a piece of cake (wedding cake that is); it takes time and plenty of money. This is why the first step in your planning schedule should...
Celebrant interview: How to get through the day of the funeral
‘No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.’ - C S Lewis Interview with David Linaker, a former Anglican priest who, having moved outside of the formal...
Wedding Traditions: The low down on Ring Bearers
Here at The Celebrant Directory we are constantly on the look-out for different ways we can change up tradition, adding that extra sparkle when it comes to your wedding day. ...
Florist interview: What flower options do I have for a funeral?
In this , we talk to the absolutely fantastic, Bristol-based, florist Fiona Lafon of Emerald and Jade. Fiona has been producing beautiful floral displays for all ceremonies from weddings to...
Secrets to a successful outdoor ceremony
Top tips for planning an outdoor ceremony The dream wedding ceremony…? A great big gathering outdoors on a gorgeous, blue sky, summer’s day. Obvs. For some this is the absolute...
How to Renew your Wedding Vows
Life is made up of special moments. From the first time you saw each other to your lives being joined in matrimony, you have shared adventures and experiences only you...
Choosing a Wedding Celebrant
Choosing the perfect Wedding Celebrant is an important task. Just picture this scenario, you’re walking down the aisle, waiting for your partner to spot you. They turn and see you...
4 Fashion Tips for the Mother of the Bride
As the mother of the bride, you’re naturally excited about your daughter’s big day and keen to look your best. After all, after the bride and groom, all eyes are...
5 Unforeseen Wedding Expenses to look out for
You’ve met that special someone, asked ‘that’ question or said that ‘Yes’, and now it’s time to start the exciting task of planning your perfect wedding! When organising your special...
How to Choose an Engagement Ring
If you are joining the millions of men or women faced with the pressure of finding the right ring to pop the big question, you may be unsure where to...
Should I invite children to my wedding?
It’s hard to disagree that children can be a delight at weddings; they look adorable, they make the best natural photos and bring a lot of joy to the occasion....
Organising a Naming Ceremony
A Naming Ceremony or Baby Naming as it is sometimes referred to is the perfect opportunity to bring your friends and family together, show off your new little one and...
What is a Micro Wedding and is it right for you?
So, what are micro weddings and why are they so popular? Micro weddings are weddings on a smaller scale – yes pretty much exactly what they say on the tin!...
Celebrants reveal their favourite Naming Ceremony moments-Take 2!
We have been asking our amazing Celebrants to tell us all about their experiences with Naming Ceremonies. They have been revealing their best moments and thoughts on why you should...
Selecting the right Funeral Celebrant
The importance of selecting the right Funeral Celebrant for your loved one's celebration of life cannot be underestimated. This is the one occasion when their life story is to be...
Wedding Planning – what are the roles and responsibilities?
Your fiancé has gotten down on one knee and asked you the most important question of your life. You (probably) cried and said yes! You’re so excited to spend the...
Celebrants reveal their favourite Naming Ceremony moments
We asked some top Celebrant’s to tell us all about their thoughts on Naming ceremonies. They just LOVE them and have revealed some of their favourite (and exciting!) moments from ceremonies...
How to write your Wedding Vows
For some people, getting your wedding vows down on paper can be a daunting task. How do you put all of your thoughts, feelings, memories and hopes for the future...
Handling the stress at your Wedding Ceremony
Weddings are both special and exciting days, but they can come with their fair share of stress! Nerves and wedding day jitters are common, so here are some tips to...
What is a Wine Ceremony and is it right for you?
You’ve planned your ceremony and you’ve decided to have a unity ritual. Adding a wine ceremony is a great way to symbolise the unity of your two lives together. Wine...
How using a Celebrant saved a Wedding Ceremony!
I recently had the honour of being asked to lead a wedding in the Worthing Dome. The Setting The Worthing Dome is a stunning example of Edwardian splendour with beautiful...
The 5 best blogs for naming ceremonies
Looking for an alternative to a christening, baptism or other religious ceremony to welcome your baby into the world? Have you got an older child who feels they missed out...
How to become a celebrant
Jennifer Claire, Founder of The Celebrant Directory and the newly launched Academy of Modern Celebrancy shares her tips on how to become a celebrant. In order to train as a...
Who should lead your wedding ceremony?
Friend or Celebrant? Why your mate may not be the perfect replacement. When it comes to your Wedding Day, it can be vital to manage the finances and make savings...
How funeral ‘celebrations’ allow the bereaved to tailor goodbyes
Mourn For Me, But Also Celebrate Up until the Nineties, relatives of a deceased person had to try to persuade a local church minister to lead the funeral service… because,...
Ask a Celebrant – Top Celebrants Reveal all on Wedding Vows
As Celebrants, we hear a lot of wedding vows from the traditional 'to have and to hold' to the outrageous promises to walk across America together (yes that's been done!). I...
The Art of Handfasting
What is Handfasting? Handfasting is a beautiful, symbolic marriage ceremony, or ritual, and is believed to span several cultures dating back thousands of years. However, it is widely accepted as...
When a loved one passes on, what do I do with their Social Media accounts?
Everyone tackles grief in different ways so there is no right or wrong answer to this as what feels right for one person will often not feel right for the...
Are same sex weddings any different to heterosexual weddings in the UK?
Ok so this is a question we often get asked, and it has a very simple answer, hell no! Bet you didn’t expect that…. ok so what we mean is...
Planning your Wedding Ceremony
You’re engaged! Congratulations! It’s a really exciting time in your life. There are so many wonderful things to organise when planning your big day, including the most important part, the...
5 Wedding rules that were made to be broken
Weddings come with a lot of traditions, but who says you have to stick by them? Whether you’re having a white wedding in a local church, or jetting off to...
Real Ceremony: Alice and Amy
Real Wedding Couple: Amy and Alice Date: 5th September 2015 Venue: Fernhill Farm Celebrant: Jennifer Constant Photographer: Unknown The Proposal Amy and Alice’s first date was enjoyed exploring Bristol’s famous...