Sonal Dave

Sonal Dave

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Sonal-Dave

Available for

Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Asian Rituals and Symbolic Ceremonies, Sand Ceremony and Live Music

Affiliations

Member of The English Toastmasters Association, The Celebrant Directory, The Association of independant Celebrants, Equity and Spotlight

Languages

English & Gujarati with some basic Hindi

Hi, I'm Sonal

AWARD WINNING CEREMONIES CELEBRANT
One of few Asian Female Celebrants who can include symbolic asian rituals, sing some mantras and give explanations to ensure understanding. I am really looking forward to working with you to create unique ceremonies for you, in beautiful locations, ensuring your special day is celebrated in style. I speak English, Gujarati and Basic Hindi. As your Celebrant I will give you the freedom to celebrate & remember without restriction. Whether you require a celebrant for a wedding, renewal of vows ceremony, naming ceremony or funeral service, we can work together to create the perfect celebration or memorial.

To find out more about me and the ceremonies I conduct, please do have a look at:

Celebrant

I look forward to hearing from you and having the opportunity to conduct your ceremony or service.

Regards

Sonal
sonal@sonadave.com
www.sonaldave.com

What's my ceremony style?

I am one of few asian female ceremonies celebrant with knowledge and experience of ceremonies including the asian cultures and symbolic ceremonies. I can include these as part of a ceremony including appropriate live music and speaking in English, Gujarati and basic Hindi.

Prices From

please do check my website - prices are in sterling

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Winter Discount

If you are planning a wedding, renewal of vows or naming ceremony during the winter months then the price will be reduced by £50 (months are December – February

£50 off

Why choose Sonal?

I love putting together unique personalised events.

People sometimes think that because they are of one faith or not religious they cannot include symbolic ceremonies but this is not true. As your celebrant I am able to include what you would like to include.
I myself am in a multi-faith marriage. I understand what this brings to the thinking process as well as some of the mediation that may be required. My husband is a guitarist playing music of all genres and when I get to include him in the ceremony it enhances the whole event.

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

I am an experienced Celebrant and Toastmaster having been trained by The English Toastmasters Association. I am a member of The Association of Independent Celebrants and The Celebrant Directory. I am fully insured and professionalism is at the heart of all that I do.

A celebrant-led ceremony allows you the freedom to celebrate in exactly the way you want, in the location you want and with all the special details that make you unique. I have built a global reputation for officiating luxury and bespoke weddings. So whether you long for a small intimate gathering or a large and lavish affair, your ceremony will be exceptional, memorable and most important of all, reflect who you are as a couple.

AWARD WINNING CEREMONIES CELEBRANT
One of few Asian Female Celebrants who is experienced in multi-faith ceremonies and can include Asian rituals, sing some mantras and give explanations to you and your guests. I am really looking forward to working with you to create a unique ceremony, in a beautiful location, ensuring your special day is celebrated in style. I speak English, Gujarati and Basic Hindi. As your Celebrant I will give you the freedom to celebrate & remember without restriction. We will work together to create your personalised ceremony.

There are so many things that we can include in your ceremony but here are a few that are very popular:
Rings
Personalised Vows
Readings / Poems
Milni
Garlands
Mangalsutra – necklace
Sindoor – red powder
Fera (4 rounds)
Jaan

Prices From

£650 upwards - please do check my website as well

Why choose Sonal for your wedding?

I am a peoples person and love putting together unique personalised events. I understand the complexity of creating ceremonies, the emotional roller coaster, the expectations, pressures and the numerous tasks that never seem to end. I can help you with all of that and much more. Let me take away the stress from you and support you at each step as we create your ceremony.

If you have a vision of what you would like to have included in your ceremony then just ask me and we will find a way to make it happen.

Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

Babies represent togetherness; they represent a new beginning and a fresh perspective on life. They bring together family, friends and join a community. A Naming Ceremony is the perfect way to introduce this child into their new, exciting world and celebrate belonging.

A Naming Ceremony is the ideal alternative to a religious ceremony, expressing the love and wishes of the parents. It gives opportunity for readings, poems, symbolism and promises. Naming ceremonies are also a fantastic way to introduce an adopted child into the family unit, or the coming together of two families.

I create ceremonies with heart, and ceremonies that stand out from a typical service. I write ceremonies that are full of meaning and care, ceremonies that reflect your values and beliefs and most importantly, wishes for your child’s future.

An idea is to create a baby box or message book and this can be a lifetime memory for the child who will no doubt not remember what happened.

Prices From

£399 upwards - please do check my website as well

Why choose Sonal for your naming ceremony?

The birth of a baby or adoption of a child is a huge momentous occasion. As your Celebrant, I will meet with you to discuss and agree how best to conduct the ceremony including any speeches, readings, music and any symbolic moments or promises. On the special day I will ensure that the day runs just the way you want it to; making it special, unique and memorable for you, your family and friends.

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Renewal of Vows

There is only one type of love and that is yours. No one else compares to the love that you two have and what better way of expressing your love for each other than by reconfirming it in front of your friends and family, the special people in your life that supported you through the years. You also have the option of doing this in an intimate way with the two of you and your children. A moment to treasure for you.

You may be celebrating a special anniversary or perhaps you’ve been through some significant changes in your life. Well these are the perfect reasons to renew those vows you took with each other during your marriage.

As part of your renewal of vows, we can include rings, readings, poems, personalised vows, your story, live music and so much more. If you would like to include any rituals just tell me and we will find a way to include them.

Prices From

£650 upwards - please do check my website as well

Why choose Sonal for your renewal of vows?

I will work with you to create your perfect celebration ceremony, one that respects your culture, ethnicity, heritage, identity, style and most importantly, one that reflects your journey together as a married couple.

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Funeral Celebrant

Funerals

I am a Funeral celebrant with knowledge and experience of funerals from childhood. I was born into a hindu brahmin family, where we were taught about life and death plus everything in between. I have an understanding of the religious aspects of death as well as the spiritual.

We will work together utilising the knowledge you have of your loved one and my experience to create a bespoke service.

As your Funeral celebrant I will create a funeral that you’d like to have based on your beliefs, not mine. The funerals I put together are created especially for you. They can include elements of religion such as prayers and hymns, if that’s what you want.

I can arrange to have live music to create an authentic atmosphere and include family and friends as part of the ceremony if you so wish. The Eulogy can be created together as you have all the knowledge or you can write this and I will include it in the ceremony.

Prices From

£399 upwards - please do check my website as well

Why choose Sonal for your funeral?

I create ceremonies that commemorate life and celebrate the life of your loved one. I write from the heart, listening to your stories and reliving your memories with you. There are many ways to personalise funeral ceremonies and I will talk you through the options available.

I speak English, Gujarati and basic Hindi and have knowledge of some mantras, prayers and hymns that can be part of an asian funeral.

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Reviews for Sonal Dave

Total Reviews: 12

Average Rating: 5

reviews (12)

Sonal is an exceptional and highly-experienced celebrant.

Sonal is an exceptional and highly-experienced celebrant.

5 Stars
Louise Winter

Funeral | 01/18/2020 | West Norwood Crematorium

Sonal is an exceptional and highly-experienced celebrant. I had the joy of working with her to put together a very special funeral earlier this year. She worked with the family to put together a highly bespoke ceremony and was able to accommodate all of their needs. Highly recommended.

Louise Winter
Funeral Director
Poetic Endings

Sonal – The Best Supplier

Sonal – The Best Supplier

5 Stars
Simran & Bishal

Wedding | 08/10/0019 | Dallas Burston Polo Club

Sonal was the best supplier we worked with for our wedding. She had multiple calls with us before our big day to understand our wants for the ceremony and once booked she helped us both compile our vows to one another. Her personality really made our ceremony what it was; she brought a lot of humour and energy to kick start the rest of our wedding day. We couldn’t recommend her enough. Sonal was amazing both throughout the journey on the run up to our wedding and on the actual wedding day.

Sonal, You were wonderful

Sonal, You were wonderful

5 Stars
Supreet & Francesco

Wedding | 11/02/2019 | Hylands Estate

Sonal was such a perfect celebrant for our wedding.When we decided we wanted to create our ceremony, we knew finding the right celebrant was a crucial task. When we came across Sonal’s profile – we had a feeling she would be great – and she really was.From our initial meeting we instantly liked Sonal and pretty much decided we wanted her on the spot. She instantly understood our values and what we stood for. She was non judgmental, friendly and incredibly warm – we felt she was truly open to our ideas and delivered exactly what we wanted.So many people complimented Sonal during and after our wedding celebrations – she blended the Western and Eastern parts of our wedding beautifully and really was the perfect glue that made our ceremony perfect. I was a bit unsure how the ‘older’ more traditional members of our family would receive a slightly different ceremony, but the elegance, friendly and professional manner in which Sonal carried out out ceremony made it perfect. She was on time and worked well with the other suppliers.Thank you so much, Sonal, for our beautiful wedding ceremony- I cant think of anyone who would have been more of a perfect fit – you were wonderful!

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