For a long time, British weddings were a religious affair. The couples woke up in separate homes, got ready, and headed to church. At the church, the ordained minister carried out the ceremony and gave the wedding blessings.

We’ve come a long way from those kinds of weddings, however. For one thing, we now have couples that are not affiliated with a particular religion. They still want and deserve a meaningful and personalised ceremony.

There is also the fact that sometimes church weddings can be restrictive. You may not be allowed to dress a certain way. There could also be restrictions on your hair, music, and wedding rituals. This is where a celebrant comes in.

Wedding celebrants are great at officiating personalised weddings. They can be sombre, laid back, witty, and fun, depending on what you want. There are also other reasons why you should go with a wedding celebrant for your wedding. I talk about some of them in the paragraphs below.


Choosing to go with a celebrant for your wedding gives you so much freedom. You can hold your wedding wherever you want and at whatever time you want. Do you want your wedding at a stunning private venue? How about a beautiful outdoor location?

With a wedding celebrant, you can hold your wedding at any place your heart desires. Your venue can be licensed or unlicensed; it does not matter. What matters is that the venue is what you and your partner want. I’ll show up and marry you both.

Making It Personal

As a celebrant, I’ll get to know you during your wedding planning. The connections that I make usually transcend the wedding. I become available to you from the day you contact me for advice and ideas. Getting to know you is one of the ways I get to learn how to personalise your ceremony. This will mean that your ceremony will be unique and made to fit your style.

Everyone who attends will attest to the fact that the ceremony does represent you. I am also open to your vision and wishes for your wedding. Do you want a light-hearted and fun ceremony? I can do that. If you’re the formal type or want something simple, I take that into account and deliver. It’s your special day, so your wish is basically my command.

There Are No Legal Limitations

A lot of rules bound many wedding officials here in the UK. Some wedding officials might not even be able to handle some kinds of ceremony. Locations and time could also limit them. A celebrant does not have such restrictions. You also can’t enjoy that personal relationship you would get with a celebrant with other officials. With a celebrant, you have no legal limitations when it comes to your wedding.


There are many reasons why working with a celebrant could be more affordable. One of those is that you are not restricted to a particular venue. You can go for a more affordable venue which your celebrant will have no problem coming to. Your favourite restaurant, farm, beach, and even your back garden are not off-limits. Do you want to hold your wedding where you first laid your eyes on each other? As long as you can secure it, your celebrant can marry you there.

Dress Code

The couple often decides on the dress code of a wedding. Sometimes, however, a venue will add their own restrictions. Traditional wedding venues like churches sometimes have a thing or two to add. A wedding celebrant has no problem with your wedding dressing. They have no problem working with unique couples and are open-minded. It’s in their job description! If you decide to show up dressed as your favourite Harry Potter characters, they won’t bat an eyelid. You can also have your hair however you wish. With a celebrant, the choice is entirely yours.

Faiths and Rituals

You can bring any spiritual element you want, or none, to your wedding with a celebrant. You won’t be able to do this at most traditional venues with their ministers. Most celebrants are not affiliated to any faith in particular either.

If you are from different faiths and want to combine elements of it at your wedding, go ahead. With a celebrant, you can do just that. You can also include wedding rituals like a sand ceremony, hand binding, and candle ceremony. If you’re not spiritual and don’t want any element of spirituality at your wedding, a celebrant can also work with that.

The long and short of this is that a celebrant will make your wedding special for you. From specialised wedding arrangements to quality time, you’ll be getting the best deal. So, what do you say?

If you’re looking for a wedding celebrant around North West or anywhere in the UK, you should reach out to me. Here at Fab Ceremonies I love weddings and meeting couples planning their wedding. Together, we can plan your wedding ceremony just the way you’ve always dreamed of. Contact me today!

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