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Unique Wedding venue ideas to suit you!
Weddings are one of the most special and memorable days of your life, so there is no need to stick to the standard venues – let your imagination run wild!...
How to get legally married in Ireland
So what is the difference between a marriage and a wedding in Ireland? it can be confusing if you are trying to arrange your wedding in the gorgeous country of...
Your checklist of questions for the perfect wedding ceremony
How do I start a checklist for my wedding? You want to get married, you want a celebrant led wedding ceremony but there is so much else you want to...
How do I include my children in my wedding ceremony?
When a couple has children, either from their relationship or from previous relationships, I ask how they envision including the children in the ceremony. Sometimes they consider a traditional wedding...
Handling the heat 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...
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...
Why choose a Celebrant?
So, here we are just coming towards the end of the winter months… warmer days ahead and lots of planning to be getting on with for your wedding, whether it’s...
Help! Who should speak at our wedding?
5 top tips for who should speak at your ceremony You are in the early stages of your wedding preparation. You have found the venue, the Celebrant you feel is...
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 choose your ideal wedding venue
Want to create a unique wedding day, but worried about the cost? No wonder! According to Brides Magazine, the average wedding in this county is currently costing a staggering £30,000,...
Secrets of involving guests at a wedding ceremony
Audience participation at your wedding ceremony They’ve come all this way and dressed their best – your fabulous friends and family all coming together at your wedding ceremony is one...
How 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...
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. ...
Looking at the pros and cons of a wedding ceremony abroad
You are engaged! Yay! Now you are thinking ahead to your Big Day and weighing up the different options.  Church wedding? Register office wedding and ceremony? Or register office and...
How to reschedule your wedding with ease
Organising your wedding is one thing, but having to change the date of your wedding is one event no couple is prepared for. We are here to help you plan...
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...
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...
Breaking the rules: Who will walk down the aisle first?
It's time to make your processional, progressional! Who walks down the aisle first and why? One of the logistical questions I ask all my couples as a Celebrant is: ‘Do...
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...
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...
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...
Wedding traditions and where they come from
The story behind the traditions... When you’re planning for your wedding, you probably find yourself automatically planning for things such as wedding rings, a white dress, bridesmaids or groomsmen. But...
Why include crowns in your Greek destination wedding?
Greece is an amazing destination for your wedding.  You are practically guaranteed sunshine, gorgeous scenery and it’s easy to get to from almost anywhere in the world.  All of Greek...
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...
How to modernise traditional wedding rituals
So, ceremony rituals are a new thing right? Well no. Wedding rituals, symbolic or not, have been with us for ever and a year. Weddings themselves are a ritual, a...
6 ways to have a destination wedding on a budget
With many couples deciding to contract their marriage in their home country then escape to the sunshine for a destination wedding, here our our top tips for a destination wedding...
Proposing on Valentine’s Day? Read this!
Love it or loathe it, there’s no escaping the fact that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whilst the exact origins of this day of celebration are hard to...
How to get legally married by a Celebrant in Australia
Getting legally married by a Celebrant in Australia is easy! Every celebrant says they absolutely love their job, but it’s true! It’s the most amazing feeling and privilege to facilitate...
The secrets to a successful elopement
Celebrants are accustomed to responding to the warmth, energy and loving emotion of close family and invited guests surrounding their wedding couple. So how do you create the right atmosphere...
Who should influence your wedding ceremony?
When it comes to planning the perfect wedding ceremony, there can be a lot to think about. Where should you hold it? What kind of dress will you wear? Who...
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...
Top tips for planning your 2018 wedding
Getting married this year? Then here’s some useful advice on how to make your big day go with a bang… Remember, no matter what all those wedding and lifestyle magazines...
Wedding Planning – Who Does What?
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...
Pros and cons of leap year proposals
Are leap year proposals outdated? The four-year wait is over and February 29 is fast approaching giving, traditionally, the female population the opportunity to propose to their other halves. Are...
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...
Inspired by a hearing impaired wedding
A Real Celebrant Wedding with a twist - working with hearing impaired couples Experiencing a hearing impaired wedding, one Celebrant was inspired to write this Real Ceremony experience as a...
5 Top (Easy) Tips for a Tech Savvy Wedding
How to easily have a modern tech savvy wedding with 5 top tipsWhether you’re going with a festival style wedding with tipis and hay bales, or a fairytale woodland setting,...
How to elope to Australia!
Top advice for eloping to Australia Elopements are intensely romantic and beautifully personal. If getting married is on your mind, this is absolutely the most fun way to do it...
How to legally marry with a UK Celebrant
Want to know how to legally marry when having a Celebrant-led wedding in the UK? The Celebrant Directory have teamed up with the lovely Jenny Knight, from Knight Ceremonies 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....

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