What is a Celebrant?
A Celebrant is a person who performs and officiates over ceremonies. These are mostly Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies, although other ceremonies such as Renewal of Vows and Baby Naming can also be conducted.
Why would I choose a Celebrant?
If you are searching for that personal, exclusive and poignant event in your life, a Celebrant will tailor your day to create the ceremony of your dreams. Working in partnership with you from start to finish, a Celebrant is not restricted to the Declatory and Contractory wording that must be performed in a Registry Office or licensed venue.
Where can a Celebrant conduct a Ceremony?
Almost anywhere! There are very few restrictions and your imagination may be the only limiting factor.
What is the difference between a Celebrant and a Registrar?
The main difference between the two, is the legal aspect. Registrars are legally permitted to conduct a formal, 'no frills', legally binding civil ceremony; ie there is no religious content. The Registrar is the designated person who processes and approves a couple’s marriage licence.
A Celebrant on the other hand builds a connection to you both; listening to your experiences, aspirations, your wants and desires. The Celebrant will plan with you and oversee a far more bespoke ceremony once all the legal aspects have been taken care of by the Registrar.
How much does a Celebrant cost?
This varies. Please check my specific page for details and charges.