This blog post asks an important question. Is it okay for celebrants to give in to emotion and cry during a ceremony?
A civil funeral respects who the person was. You are the person who decides what that ceremony will be. You may be arranging a funeral for a loved one or even planning it for yourself. Either way, if you’re planning a civil funeral, you’re in charge.
As we come out of COVID restrictions, funeral sizes are increasing and more venues are opening up. And people who were forced to say goodbye to their loved ones during the height of restrictions will begin to look at ways of remembering them the way they deserve to be remembered. If you’ve lost a loved […]
In this blog post, I’m going to tell you what made my small wedding mighty, to encourage you to make the leap and plan a small, intimate wedding day. I hope this will soften the blows for couples who are having smaller weddings than they originally planned.
I’m glad I completed my celebrant training training. I feel I’m equipped to deal with my clients and to cope with whatever glitches arise. The fact that I’ve invested time and money to become a better celebrant builds trust. And I can show people that I have the skills to deliver the ceremony of their dreams.
Nothing could be better than your wedding day, could it? The day you and your beloved tell each other, and the world, that you will be together for life. But there is another day that can be just as good – in fact, it can even be better. That’s the day of your vow renewal.
When you see a celebrant deliver a wedding ceremony, you just see what you do on the day. But a lot of planning goes into that ceremony. Last week’s chat with the couple was just a chance to get to know each other, but it’s pretty clear that they’ll be a delightful couple to work with.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about family ceremonies. There was a method to my madness. I was secretly planning a family ceremony, for the lovely Healy family in West Cork, in the deep south of Ireland. The ceremony happened yesterday, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Since the family seemed to enjoy […]
Way back when I was planning my first-ever baby naming, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that you could have vows at a baby naming, like you do at a traditional christening. With a christening, the vows are shaped by the Christian tradition, but with a baby naming, you’re freer to write your own rules. […]
This blog post gives you a format for organising your own family ceremony, which will help you celebrate your bonds as a family.