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Can we have a Wedding Ceremony outside?

Can we have a Wedding Ceremony outside?

What should I look for when choosing a wedding Celebrant?

What should I look for when choosing a wedding Celebrant?

Can we meet wedding Celebrants before deciding?

Can we meet wedding Celebrants before deciding?

How do I become a wedding Celebrant?

How do I become a wedding Celebrant?

Can we involve our guests in the ceremony?

Can we involve our guests in the ceremony?

What is the difference between a Humanist and a Celebrant?

What is the difference between a Humanist and a Celebrant?

Why would I choose a wedding Celebrant over a Registrar?

Why would I choose a wedding Celebrant over a Registrar?

We married abroad but would like a ceremony in my home town, can this be done?

We married abroad but would like a ceremony in my home town, can this be done?

Is a Celebrant led wedding ceremony legally binding?

Is a Celebrant led wedding ceremony legally binding?

In which way are Celebrant led ceremonies personalised?

In which way are Celebrant led ceremonies personalised?

Should I have a Pagan Wedding Ceremony?

Should I have a Pagan Wedding Ceremony?

What happens during a Celebrant led wedding?

What happens during a Celebrant led wedding?

What is a Wedding Celebrant?

What is a Wedding Celebrant?

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrant Led Weddings

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrant Led Weddings

The Ultimate Guide to Handfasting

The Ultimate Guide to Handfasting

What should I look for when choosing a wedding Celebrant?

You want the perfect wedding, right? It won’t come as a surprise that you’ll also need to find the perfect celebrant.

The wonderful thing about having a wedding Celebrant is that you get to handpick who will lead your wedding. And while this may seem like a daunting task, there are loads of tools available to make your decision easier, including The Celebrant Directory. It’s just another way that you get to take control of your wedding and ensure that your ceremony is everything you hope for (…and more!).

But don’t fear! We’re here to guide you through the top things to look for when choosing a wedding Celebrant.

How do I choose my celebrant?

Of course, there are a few things you’ll want to think about before hiring your celebrant.

You should feel comfortable with your celebrant and confident that they will deliver the ceremony you want. They will all have different styles – some will be more humorous, others more serious, while many will opt for a symbolic approach to their ceremonies – and it’s important that you find a style that works for you.

You need to connect with your Celebrant; after all, you’re putting a lot of trust in them! Whatever their style, you need to feel confident that they will deliver a ceremony that fits in with your vision.

You always have the option of contacting a few of your favourites to get to know them more. They will understand and appreciate how big of a decision this is for you! We always encourage people to meet their Celebrant face to face, whenever possible, to help aid that big decision.

However, whatever style feels right for you, it’s worth making sure your celebrant:

  • Is a strong communicator – both written and verbal
  • Is confident and has an engaging demeanour
  • Do they listen to you? Do you think they will take on board your thoughts and needs?
  • Has positive reviews

You can tell a lot about a person from your first meeting; remember that those first impressions count, and this could be both a practical and emotional decision.

Why not take the first step towards discovering your perfect match by browning our Celebrant directory? Take a look and explore the many different Celebrants ready to lead your perfect day.