What is a Wedding Celebrant?

Once upon a time, there was only one way to get married. But times have changed, and couples now seek a more personal way to say vows and declare their love and commitment to each other.

With so many hidden gems, stunning private estates, beautiful outdoor locations, unlicensed and alternative venues out there, did you know you can have your wedding ceremony in a place that suits your style and taste?

And not only that, but you can decide how you’d like your love story told. Either traditional or unique, you now have the freedom to completely personalise your wedding ceremony. After all, no two couples are the same.

So let our Wedding Celebrant tell your love story in a way that means something to you, and in a location that suits your style. Have the ceremony you’ve always dreamt of, have it tailor made.

What’s the difference between a Celebrant and a registrar?

Registrar-led services involve standard wedding scripts, with limited choices. They can be very short, are slotted in amongst many others during your day, and you are unlikely to meet your registrar before your ceremony takes place. You are also restricted to having your service in a licensed wedding venue.

With a Celebrant, you will have a personalised service throughout. You will meet your Celebrant before, and be in contact throughout. You have the freedom to decide on the content, time and location of your service as well as a rehearsal beforehand. On the day, your Celebrant will be there to fully support you, giving you complete flexibility with your ceremony.

Is it a legally binding ceremony?

A celebrant-led ceremony is separate to any legal formalities so you are free to fulfil your dream ceremony, creating personal memories that will last a lifetime. To make it legally binding, you will attend the Registry Office before or after your ceremony to sign the licence.

There are lots more reasons to choose a wedding celebrant, find out if it’s right for you.

Find out more about the Registry Office process on the Wedding Legalities page.