Unique, bespoke, unusual weddings are terms we hear a lot – but when you think about it, do you want different for the sake of it, or is what we’re really talking about personalisation; making one of the biggest days of your life as personal and meaningful to you as a couple, reflecting and telling your own love story rather than following an established way of doing things. It’s one of the main reasons couples choose a celebrant-led wedding; a civil or church wedding offers very limited opportunity to bespoke any element other than choosing your readings or music, and of course a celebrant-led wedding means you can hold it when and where you want! The first step for you…

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You’ve just got engaged and now you are very excited to be planning your dream wedding. The choices are overwhelming, in all directions. Everyone you know wants a say in shaping that dream. How do you keep everyone (including yourself) happy? 1. Focus on the most important elements of your wedding Once you have answered the question of what matters most, everything else will start to fall into place. Every couple will have a different response, there is no right or wrong answer. Go with what feels perfect for you. Have you own general idea of what you want the wedding to be. Make sure there’s lots of flexibility within the framework, for good ideas to find their place and for…

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As we enter prime engagement season between Christmas and Valentine’s Day, one husband and wife team of Celebrants takes a look at what to consider when planning your wedding. Step one is getting engaged Congratulations, you are engaged! Well done, you’ve already taken the first step towards your wedding day. It is not always an easy journey planning your big day, and it’s possible that you may need to make a few tough decisions along the way, so let’s consider some of your options. Work within your wedding budget To avoid stress, work within an affordable wedding budget. Rather than having a celebrity show-stopping wedding, opt for decisions that reflect your personalities. Your wedding finances may not stretch to include…

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