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A wedding celebrant is someone who creates your personal wedding ceremony and afficiates on your wedding day at your chosen wedding venue whenever that may be,
however there is still a requirement to give notice and do your declarations via your registration office for your wedding to be legally recognised.

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Local celebrant, Claire Mountain gives us her top tips for choosing a celebrant

Choosing a celebrant to officiate at your wedding blessing, renewal of vows, or any other commitment ceremony will not disappoint you. Celebrants have the luxury of being able to conduct bespoke ceremonies wherever and whenever they like. We are an award- winning company here in Wales that help couples from all walks of life to achieve their dream day their way. Here are some of my top tips for finding the perfect celebrant: Are they trained, and if so, who was their training provider? You can ask for proof of a diploma from the NOCN, which is the only nationally recognised qualification.

Posted: 11 November 2021

The rise of humanist weddings

Neil Dutta at Angelic Diamonds, a UK wedding jewellery specialist, explores why humanist weddings have seen an increase in popularity in recent years. With official guidance looking to change in the not too distant future, giving celebrants more legal power to actually marry couples - removing the need for a pre- or post-blessing registry office date - here at County Wedding Magazine HQ we think this is a trend that will continue to soar.

Posted: 5 November 2021

Top tips for choosing a wedding celebrant

A celebrant offers additional choices for those of you who may want to move away from a traditional church or registrar ceremony. It allows you to create a bespoke wedding that captures your style and approach. Be sure to have an initial discussion before making your final decision. It's important that you connect and are comfortable that the supplier represents you both. f possible, choose a local celebrant as this will make it easier for you both to keep in touch.

Posted: 27 October 2021

Why celebrants are perfect for intimate weddings

As a result of COVID-19, many couples have decided to opt for a small intimate wedding. Given the freedom that a celebrant wedding ceremony offers, it's the ideal option for a small and personal service. Before deciding on a celebrant, think about what you want. Small and intimate can mean different things to different people, so make some decisions or if you're not sure, discuss options with your celebrant. They will want to create a bespoke ceremony for you, so the more information you can provide the better. When choosing your celebrant, it's important that you connect. I always suggest an initial face-to-face or virtual meeting for this reason.

Posted: 10 September 2021

How to make your ceremony fun and memorable

Your wedding ceremony is typically the first time you will be in front of all your family and friends, so it's important that it feels like the most authentic representation of who you are as a couple. One way to do this is through your music choices. For example, if you're into rock or rap, incorporating these genres into your service can show off some of the things that make you both special. There are many ways to incorporate fun elements into your big day, from dramatic entrances to games and activities for guests during the cocktail hour.

Posted: 21 July 2021

The role and benefits of a celebrant

A celebrant is someone who has the skills and experience to create a bespoke wedding ceremony, just for you and you alone. Unlike more traditional approaches, celebrants focus on what is special to you, with no restrictions on things such as location, content or timing. They are not a legal registrar, and couples tend to do the legal bit a day or two beforehand, freeing them up to have their ceremony whenever and wherever they wish. If you're attracted by a once in a lifetime experience that reflects what is important to you, then you should book a celebrant.

Posted: 16 June 2021

Carol Gunter, a celebrant based in Penarth, is offering an exclusive 20 per cent discount

Carol Gunter, a celebrant based in Penarth, is offering an exclusive 20% discount on bookings made before 1st April, 2022. To claim this fab offer, email Carol at with the code 'YSWW'. "I become a celebrant as I wanted to work with couples to make sure their wedding was the very best it could be," says Carol. "I work with couples to create a bespoke and personalised ceremony. I capture the essence of who they are and their preferred style and approach. Choices are endless, ranging from informal and themed to quirky or traditional.

Posted: 11 March 2021

Questions to ask before hiring a celebrant

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and deciding on a type of ceremony is an essential part of this. A celebrant led service will give you freedom of choice, and most suppliers will be delighted to accommodate your wishes and preferences. Consider the following: Make sure they have availability on your chosen date and will travel to your area. Always meet your celebrant face-to-face to make sure that you connect and feel confident that they understand your style and approach.

Posted: 24 February 2021