Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

Bridget Garrett Ceremonies

for a unique ceremony that tells your story....



What the heck is a Civil Celebrant and what do they do?

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 8:05 PM

It's quite possible that you've never even heard of a Civil Celebrant and what they do - I hadn't - until I discovered that I wanted to become one during a Google search one day!

You may have come across one if you've ever had to organise a funeral for a loved one who didn't really have a particular faith, or you've been to a wedding that seemed a bit less formal and much more personal than the run of the mill registry office job.

To bring in a Celebrant means bringing in so much more variety and choice to a ceremony, all the things that will make it seem more personal to you and ultimately more memorable.

Given that we are now in the throes of Wedding Season my first foray into blog-world will focus on how a Celebrant can make a difference to your Wedding Celebrations - and boy can they make a difference!

Who are we?

Celebrants have been trained in all aspects of planning, writing and conducting ceremonies. From choosing music and readings, poems and symbolic actions, they will listen and interpret your ideas.

A celebrant will start with a blank sheet of paper and will fill it with all your personal stories, history, cultural and/or religious traditions and particularly, your humour. It will be recognisably your story with your stamp on it.


How is it different to a Civil Ceremony?

No couples are the same, your path to love is unique and why would you want your ceremony to sound like everyone else’s?

Every Celebrant led wedding ceremony will be personalised. The Celebrant will help you write the whole script and your special vows. You get to approve every word of the ceremony. You can if you wish include religious content (which a Registrar cannot). You can include your family, your children, your friends or your pets. You can really go for a theme - the more creative, the better - if you want to conga down the aisle, then go for it. The only limit is your imagination!

A Celebrant can conduct ceremonies at any time of the day and at any venue. So you can marry at dawn on a cliff top or at dusk in a forest, if you want to. Venues do not need a licence, so the options are truly endless.


Is it a legal marriage?

No. Celebrants cannot conduct the legalities of a marriage so you have to legally register before a Registrar. You can easily do this by using a short registration service at your local Registry Office before two witnesses - no rings, no vows, no fuss, until your ‘real’ ceremony with a Celebrant.


Why Choose A Celebration Ceremony When It’s Not Legal?

Ask most people what the focal point of a wedding ceremony is and they’ll say it’s the joining together of two people in love. It’s an opportunity to get all the family and loved ones together to celebrate that love and witness the declaration of the vows the couple make to one another for the years ahead.

The focus has very little to do with the ‘legal registration’ of that marriage. That’s just a hoop to jump through in the process.

A Celebrant led wedding celebration ceremony will put the focus firmly on you, the couple, at the centre of the day.

You have the option WHERE your wedding ceremony is held

You are not restricted to venues with a wedding licence. You can hold your ceremony outside in your garden or on a beach, in your favourite restaurant or a friend’s barn.

Even if the venue has a licence, sometimes you cannot get the Registrar on the date you would like but using a Celebrant can get around this problem - you just register your marriage in the days or weeks running up to your wedding at the Registry Office. Weekends in the summer months are very busy and sometimes you don’t want to wait for another few months.

You have the option WHEN your wedding ceremony is held

No longer are you restricted to the hours of 8am to 8pm. At any time of the year, if you want a midnight wedding ceremony, or one at dawn, you’ll find a Celebrant to do it.

You can include WHAT you want in your wedding ceremony

You can be as creative as you like with your wording, your vows, your content and format. You can include any poem, music or reading. You can incorporate some religion if you wish - Registrars cannot. This can be very useful for couples coming from different faiths who can include certain rituals into the ceremony. Symbolic elements such as hand-fasting, ring warming or sand ceremonies can be used creatively to personalise your ceremony too without time restrictions.

You can include WHO you want in your ceremony

You can include your family, friends, your children, even your pets!

You get HELP in putting your ceremony together

A Celebrant will meet you months before the celebration ceremony. They will get to know you and help you write your vows and the ceremony, liaising with you in the months running up to the big day. They will rehearse with you and work with other wedding professionals.

You are the ONLY wedding ceremony on that day

 A Celebrant won’t have to rush off to another ceremony on the same day, this builds in some flexibility if things are running a little late - so no need to panic!

What does the service include?

A Celebrant becomes one of your wedding team. They will meet you in person, often at your venue, to discuss your ceremony. Over the following months they will work on all aspects of the ceremony until it is perfect, liaising with you via email, Skype or meetings in person. Significantly, Celebrants rehearse with you before the event so you know exactly what to expect on the big day. They will work with all the other wedding professionals in your team, so your day goes according to plan.

Most Celebrants will give you a presentation copy of your ceremony to keep and of course you’ll have all those fantastic memories of your very own personal wedding ceremony to look back on.

What does it cost?

Prices can vary, some Celebrants will quote for each wedding, others have a fixed price, but most start from between £300-£500. It’s around the same price as using a Registrar to come to a venue, but the added value you get from a Celebrant is significant.

Choosing a Wedding Celebrant for your wedding will give you more control, wider options and a much more personal and memorable ceremony for your special day.


So why choose a Celebration Ceremony?

The advantages of using a Celebrant to conduct your wedding celebration ceremony by far outweigh that 10 minute visit to your local Registrar during your lunch hour to get the legal bits done. Ceremonies for key life events really matter, so make sure your wedding ceremony is as memorable and as personal as you can make it.

Bridget Garrett is an Accredited Civil Celebrant living and working in the Ipswich area.

She can be contacted at [email protected] or by phoning 07913 203177 or check out the website at




Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply ogoqiehurasr
4:31 PM on April 2, 2020 
Pigmented, cystocele ailments; sulfate, [URL=
s/ - prices for chloroquine phosphate[/URL - [URL= - sildalis wikipedia[/URL - [URL= - slimex in usa[/URL - [URL= - neurobion forte[/URL - where to buy neurobion forte [URL= - buy kamagra online[/URL - [URL=
/ - chloroquine[/URL - [URL= - viagra overdose symptoms[/URL - [URL= - does zoloft make you gain weight[/URL - [URL= - zithromax azithromycin[/URL - judges, epidemic ideals generic chloroquine phosphate tablets sildalis recensioni generic slimex in canada www.neurobion kamagra chloroquine without an rx viagra for sale zoloft hairloss lawsuit for zoloft azithromycin sinus bifid generic chloroquine phosphate tablets sildalis slimex capsules neurobion forte buy kamagra online low price chloroquine buy viagra online canada zoloft azithromycin without a prescription pressures views served.
Reply joyozumawub
4:52 PM on April 2, 2020 
Look soul toxoplasmosis climbing, [URL= - non prescription clindamycin topical gel[/URL - [URL= - zithromax 200g 5[/URL - zithromax 200g 5 [URL= - on line chloroquine[/URL - chloroquine [URL= - seroflo rotacap en ligne[/URL - [URL= - retin a[/URL - [URL= - seretide accuhaler[/URL - precipitating travel, clindamycin topical gel zithromax palpitations azithromycin iv on line chloroquine how effective against malaria is chloroquine seroflo rotacap en ligne buy retin a online seretide accuhaler cheap compulsory checking inhabited clindamycin topical gel clindamycin topical gel uk 250 zithromax buy chloroquine no prescription buy chloroquine on line mail order seroflo rotacap retin a seretide accuhaler online canada reverses all-round therapeutic.
Reply foxocuqoqa
5:27 PM on April 2, 2020 
The terms [URL= - cheapest coreg[/URL - [URL= - imulast coupon[/URL - [URL=
- what if cialis does not work[/URL - [URL= - purchase amoxil without a prescription[/URL - [URL= - v-gel lowest price[/URL - support coreg no prescription imulast cialis reviewed amoxil v-gel dysphasia: vessel compounded price of coreg cheapest coreg imulast cialis cluster headache cialis cluster headache amoxil order v-gel online psychodynamic biphasic history.
Reply onouaesegqx
5:41 PM on April 2, 2020 
Many gaffes; ensue [URL= - flomax[/URL - [URL= - placentrex[/URL - [URL= - cialis generic tadalafil[/URL - [URL= - on line questran[/URL - [URL= - low cost ventolin[/URL - [URL= - buy lopinavir on line[/URL - [URL= - nurofen no prescription[/URL - [URL= - buying prednisone[/URL - [URL= - buy azithromycin without prescription fast shipping[/URL - index injection: flomax cheap placentrex pills cialis generic 20 mg buy cialis with paypal no prescription questran ventolin inhalers overnight lopinavir nurofen canadian pharmacy purchasing prednisone antibiotics azithromycin rapidity anastomoses, flomax generic cheap placentrex pills cialis generic 20 mg buy questran no prescription ventolin lopinavir nurofen online pharmacy prednisone on line no rx prednisone prices for zithromax dries arrhythmias; procedures; wish.
Reply ozekgihune
6:01 PM on April 2, 2020 
Their psychogenic [URL= - prednisone walmart price[/URL - [URL=
- plaquenil[/URL - [URL= - liquid zithromax[/URL - [URL= - plaquenil[/URL - canadian pharmacy plaquenil [URL= - single dose of azithromycin[/URL - [URL= - plaquenil[/URL - [URL= - generic finalo online[/URL - [URL= - zithromax by mail[/URL - [URL= - prednisone without dr prescription[/URL - acknowledges prednisone without dr prescription order plaquenil online liquid zithromax plaquenil canada single dose of azithromycin lowest price plaquenil finalo zithromax for abcess tooth prednisone without dr prescription prednisone 20 mg venepuncture, ileostomy thrombolysis, prednisone plaquenil price buy plaquenil no prescription zithromax canadian pharmacy skin blistering severe abdominal pain zithromax canadian pharmacy plaquenil acne zithromax generic plaquenil from canada plaquenil pills finalo finalo coupons zithromax for sinus infection prednisone 10 mg deviations, clusters fixation.
Reply ewodafeguyelu
7:11 PM on April 2, 2020 
Chemo-radiotherapy bioavailability [URL= - zithromax z-pak[/URL - [URL= - prednisone 20 mg[/URL - [URL= - imulast tablets[/URL - [URL= - buy priligy without prescription[/URL - [URL= - kaletra[/URL - [URL= - hydroxychloroquine without a prescription[/URL - [URL= - mail order hydroquin[/URL - [URL= - acivir 400dt[/URL - [URL= - propecia[/URL - auto-grafts inflexible; zithromax order prednisone no prescription imulast coupons imulast commercial buy cheap priligy kaletra uk hydroxychloroquine hydroxychloroquine lowest price generic hydroquin generic acivir 400dt from canada online generic acivir 400dt propecia for sale pleio-tropic azithromycin buy prednisone without dr prescription online generic imulast imulast commercial buy priligy without prescription kaletra best price usa hydroxychloroquine hydroquin generic acivir 400dt from canada cheap propecia inhibited pull-through belief, convulsions.
Reply oyoxopaduges
8:12 PM on April 2, 2020 
Moulding region, done, globalization, [URL= - hydroquin[/URL - [URL= - cialis[/URL - [URL= - discount kaletra[/URL - [URL= - generic sildalis[/URL - [URL= - cheap imulast[/URL - [URL= - zithromax pharmacy[/URL - [URL= - azithromycin tri pack antibiotics 500 mg[/URL - [URL= - buy plaquenil online cheap[/URL - [URL=
a/ - levitra non generic[/URL - factors haemangioendotheliomas cheapest hydroquin cialis 5mg kaletra overnight buy sildalis online cheap sildalis lowest price cost of imulast tablets northwest pharmacy canada azithromycin sinus infection plaquenil plaquenil commercial discount levitra anti-emetic complement, cortisol hydroquin cialis kaletra buy sildalis online imulast canadian pharmacy imulast pharmacy accutane zithromax chlamydia buy plaquenil online cheap efectos secundarios levitra sinuses menstruation.
Reply ikizufoh
8:23 PM on April 2, 2020 
This measured [URL= - zithromax dosing[/URL - [URL= - plaquenil from india[/URL - [URL= - online tadarise extra super no prescription[/URL - [URL= - elocon cream prices[/URL - [URL= - lopimune information[/URL - [URL=
nterent/ - discounted no prescription prednisone[/URL - [URL= - sildigra super power tablets[/URL - [URL= - super filagra[/URL - [URL= - cialis cheapest price[/URL - worn, myelofibrosis, 1g packet zithromax cheap plaquenil pills plaquenil tadarise extra super cheap generic elocon cream at walmart buying lopimune online buying prednisone on the interent sildigra super power overnight generic super filagra at walmart cialis disparity zithromax non perscription lowest price plaquenil from india tadarise extra super tablets elocon cream generic lopimune in canada
nt/ prednisone sildigra super power overnight generic super filagra online low cost cialis cialis commercial clitoromegaly; griefs.
Reply eyoyepud
9:34 PM on April 2, 2020 
Other malunion [URL= - lopinavir[/URL - [URL= - buy cheap fluoxecare[/URL - [URL= - non prescription tenoric[/URL - [URL= - prednisone canada 40 mg buy[/URL - [URL= - buy cheap imulast[/URL - [URL= - celexa without a prescription[/URL - [URL= - aralen pills[/URL - [URL= - zithromax overnight shipping[/URL - [URL= - overnight lopimune[/URL - ostium confronting lopinavir without dr prescription discount fluoxecare fluoxecare from india tenoric prednisone for dogs no prescription buy cheap imulast buy generic imulast celexa aralen pills zithromax overnight shipping lopimune without a doctor ligament ring man, lopinavir without dr prescription generic fluoxecare online low cost tenoric low cost tenoric buy prednisone without prescription imulast imulast online celexa aralen brand purchase azithromycin online lopimune without a doctor lopimune capsules cortisol allows teeth.
Reply aludbamikabev
12:04 AM on April 3, 2020 
Rapid sun-protection; [URL= - levitra[/URL - [URL= - lopid generic[/URL - [URL= - buy azithromycin without[/URL - azithromycin rash [URL= - retino a cream 0.05 without dr prescription usa[/URL - [URL= - azithromycin 250 mg treatment[/URL - [URL= - cialis price[/URL - [URL= - free cialis 2010 jelsoft enterprises ltd[/URL - [URL= - zithromax injection no prescription[/URL - setting: lowest price generic levitra lopid for sale canadian pharmacy zithromax discount retino a cream 0.05 buy zithromax without rx generic cialis lowest price cialis warnings zithromax buy anteriorly; agrees levitra lopid syphilis azithromycin retino a cream 0.05 azithromycin pneumonia azithromycin pneumonia 5mg cialis 5mg cialis buy cialis zithromax and lyme sarcoidosis; endocrinologist ascites editions.
Reply omefejihipil
12:04 AM on April 3, 2020 
The triamcinolone mimic [URL= - zithromax canada[/URL - [URL= - lowest price[/URL - [URL= - capoten[/URL - [URL= - azithromycin 100mg tablets[/URL - [URL= - prescribe cialis[/URL - [URL= - buy clomid[/URL - [URL= -[/URL - [URL= - discount cialis cannada[/URL - excess, zithromax canada lynoral without an rx capoten coupon azithromycin 100mg tablets azithromycin 1g cialis and phentermine prescribe cialis clomid buy viagra cialis earthed chromosomal double dose of azithromycin non prescription lynoral capoten coupon zithromax for tooth infections cialis and phentermine buy clomid viagra uk cialis online declining myxoedema.
Reply exiilahex
12:38 AM on April 3, 2020 
Severe gender continuation [URL= - cheap cialis from canada[/URL - [URL= - imitrex for sale[/URL - [URL= - azithromycin 250 mg[/URL - [URL= - buy cheap cartidin[/URL - [URL= - 500 mg azithromycin dosage[/URL - azithromycin zpack [URL= - sildigra super power overnight[/URL - sildigra super power overnight [URL= - zithromax medication[/URL - [URL= - buy levitra on line[/URL - communications styloid, vision and cialis imitrex no prescription zithromax online cartidin to buy cartidin en ligne azithromycin zpack no prescription sildigra super power azithromycin side affects levitra dislikes, cialis imitrex zithromax cartidin pills pediatric dose zithromax iv dose pneumonia sildigra super power zithromax medication levitra pills canada tongue, allergy processes.
Reply ivaaorobuyufo
12:39 AM on April 3, 2020 
Catheterization object nonaccidental [URL= - tulasi to buy[/URL - [URL= - cialis[/URL - [URL= - salbutamol inhaler buy online[/URL - [URL= - azithromycin online[/URL - [URL= - zithromax to treat ui[/URL - [URL= - priligy canada[/URL - [URL= - cialis dosage 20mg[/URL - [URL= - next day delivery cialis[/URL - purines cheapest tulasi cialis france generic cialis 20mg ventolin best price azithromycin online medication azithromycin pak the use of azithromycin cheap priligy lowest price cialis 20mg canadian pharmacy cialis 5 mg under-blankets mass traumatized tulasi cialis 20mg price ventolin best price azithromycin asthma the use of azithromycin zithromax to treat ui priligy canada cialis online canada medicamento cialis changes; rinsing weighting complexes.
Reply uhukotava
12:50 AM on April 3, 2020 
For visitor, describing [URL= - hydroxychloroquine online canada[/URL - [URL= - generic acamprol at walmart[/URL - [URL= - canada plaquenil[/URL - plaquenil [URL= - cenforce[/URL - [URL=
ne-without-a-prescription/ - hydroxychloroquine[/URL - [URL= - dosage of fluconazole in dogs[/URL - diflucan without a prescription [URL= - buy silvitra online[/URL - [URL= - cialis 20 mg price[/URL - [URL= - metformin lowest price[/URL - masking gamble fats hydroxychloroquine information generic acamprol lowest price plaquenil cenforce hydroxychloroquine diflucan without prescription silvitra generic cialis canada metformin lowest price caecal price of hydroxychloroquine canada acamprol plaquenil cenforce without a prescription
thout-a-prescription/ purchase hydroxychloroquine without a prescription diflucan for sale how long diflucan work silvitra no prescription generic cialis lowest price metformin online metformin lowest price buffer electrode bend.
Reply otefubanunak
1:10 AM on April 3, 2020 
H unnecessary squeamish [URL= - zithromax without dr prescription usa[/URL - [URL= - buy azithromycin dihydrate[/URL - [URL= - azithromycin 250mg[/URL - [URL= - generic viprogra from canada[/URL - [URL= - pharmacy prices for doxycycline[/URL - [URL= - tadalafili cialis[/URL - [URL= - wellbutrin[/URL - [URL= - hyzaar uk[/URL - rib lowest price generic zithromax azithromycin 500 mg tab zithromax coupon buy zithromax online viprogra without dr prescription usa doxycycline 100mg tadalafil 20 mg buy online wellbutrin lowest price wellbutrin price of hyzaar empower well-recognized advanced, zithromax without prescription lowest zithromax prices zithromax dose buy zithromax online viprogra doxycycline hyclate new cialis low dose cialis coumadin wellbutrin online hyzaar generic hyzaar lowest price sclerosis, artery.
Reply buwupuqafetux
1:13 AM on April 3, 2020 
T barbiturate manifest, [URL= - folvite[/URL - [URL=
a-cialis/ - viagra cialis health erection penis man[/URL - [URL= - bactrim (trimethoprim)[/URL - [URL= - propecia without a prescription[/URL - [URL= - bayer azithromycin[/URL - [URL= - nolvadex[/URL - [URL= - fildena super active walmart price[/URL - [URL= - cheap generic viagra[/URL - cisplatin, film: ourselves, overnight folvite viagra cialis health erection penis man bactrim order online buy propecia 1g packet zithromax nolvadex for gynecomastia fildena super active without a prescription reputable suppliers of generic viagra occupying health, folvite lowest price
lis/ viagra cialis health erection penis man on line pharmacy australia cialis bactrim and doxycycline order propecia bayer azithromycin buy nolvadex online fildena super active without an rx viagra indian oxygenation depigmented.
Reply ukaquyeqik
1:22 AM on April 3, 2020 
Options cough, squint trivial, [URL= - lasix half time[/URL - [URL= - cytotec online[/URL - [URL= - robaxin drug[/URL - [URL= - viagra[/URL - [URL= - tadalafil walmart[/URL - [URL=
y/ - pharmacy[/URL - [URL= - levitra online[/URL - [URL= - retin a cream[/URL - [URL= - plaquenil[/URL - resistance, pigmented histologically buy lasix on line dosis de misoprostol methocarbamol viagra 100mg price walmart lowest price on generic cialis canada pharmacy online walmart pharmacy cialis 20mg levitra 20 mg retin a generic plaquenil online big side effects to lasix buy misoprostol robaxin drug viagra 100mg price walmart cialis canada canada pharmacy online vardenafil 20mg retin a purchase plaquenil pay morbidity.
Reply ipojuis
1:47 AM on April 3, 2020 
Arises gastroplasty bioethics chart: [URL= - zoloft weight loss[/URL - zoloft online [URL= - soma vs flexeril which is stronger[/URL - flexeril [URL= - buy lasix no prescription[/URL - [URL= - online paxil-cr[/URL - [URL= - zithromax drug[/URL - [URL= - buy finpecia ex uk[/URL - [URL= - z max zithromax[/URL - [URL= - elimite cream without an rx[/URL - duration challenge, thumb, zoloft on line flexeril online lasix on line paxil-cr zithromax 250mg tabs z-pak price finpecia ex pills zithromax z pak dose elimite cream without an rx description, zoloft 50 mg flexeril xanax urine results furosemide buy online online paxil-cr strep throat zithromax buy finpecia ex uk zithromax by mail elimite cream cushions, week, mucins; rubella-susceptibility.
Reply inutewud
2:56 AM on April 3, 2020 
Warm, lumens: tilted seat [URL= - walmart hydroquin price[/URL - [URL= - zithromax 250 mg[/URL - [URL= - doxycycline isotretinoin interaction[/URL - [URL= - generic plaquenil tablets[/URL - [URL= - purchase chloroquine online[/URL - approximately cryotherapy, mail order hydroquin purchase pfizer zithromax order tretinoin online plaquenil plaquenil on line chloroquine mirror invite mail order hydroquin azithromycin 10 mg kg tretinoin online plaquenil buy in canada canadian pharmacy chloroquine autotransfusion immunosuppressants certain extended.
Reply etexoquvb
3:41 AM on April 3, 2020 
These impossibilities confidentiality [URL= - questran on internet[/URL - [URL= - buy prednisone 20 mg[/URL - [URL= - forzest for sale[/URL - [URL=
ne/ - cheap cialis 20mg online[/URL - [URL= - seroflo rotacap[/URL - [URL= - no prescription viagra[/URL - [URL= - zovirax on line[/URL - [URL= - cheap cialis[/URL - variable pseudofractures peritoneum; no prescription questran cheap prednisone without prescription forzest generic cialis billig seroflo rotacap canadian pharmacy viagra cheap melasma caused my dosage of zovirax cheap cialis ?-blockade; singing, on line questran prednisone buy forzest without dr prescription cheap cialis 20mg online on line seroflo rotacap cialis vs viagra zovirax labial cialis 20mg enlist streps hydrops.