Updated: Jun 24, 2020
OK let’s get one thing straight from the beginning; An Independent Celebrant CANNOT legally marry you. For your marriage to be recognised in law (England & Wales) you must complete the legalities. These only take about 10-15 minutes at your local Register Office (28 days’ notice required) You (the couple) plus two witnesses are all that’s required (no need to get dressed up, no need for rings or bouquets or guests).
Once you have gone through the legal bit you are FREE to choose ALL aspects of your Celebrant led WEDDING CELEBRATION – a TRULY bespoke ceremony
Yes, it’s all a matter of choice. You simply have more choices with a Celebrant led ceremony (and it can work out cheaper). To help you make your own decisions I have put together a table which gives you a few of the differences between a Civil Marriage conducted by a Registrar and a Celebrant led ceremony. You can find it here
Registrar versus Celebrant
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