Welcome to my blog

This blog is a compilation of thoughts, musings and experiences of my life as a Civil Celebrant, mixed in with my reactions to relevant current events and news stories. There’s always lots to talk about!
Legal Stuff about Marriage

Legal Stuff about Marriage

Legal matters concerning marriage may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Indeed, the title possibly did not grab your attention. But you can’t marry without certain requirements being satisfied, so please read on. Exciting news There is every possibility that, in the...

Going for a Perfect Wedding

Going for a Perfect Wedding

Customer satisfaction should be any supplier’s bottom line. Under almost all circumstances. The minimum Things can, and do, go wrong. Most people understand this. It doesn't matter how careful you are. What matters so much is how you respond when something goes awry....

Where can I marry?

Where can I marry?

Where you marry may depend on the current governement regulations. As they are unpredictable, perhaps I can leave them out of the equation. The decision as to where you hold your wedding is likely to be vital. The atmosphere is going to matter to you both. So where...

Looking forward

Looking forward

It’s mid-November. Christmas adverts on TV are already the norm. It will soon be time for wall-to-wall carols on the radio. The New Year will be upon us sooner than we realise. A year ago, nobody could have foreseen the direction the new year would take. Without...

What can a Civil Celebrant do for me?

What can a Civil Celebrant do for me?

A Civil Celebrant can play an immense part in the success of a ceremony. But not everybody understands how to get the best from one. The first misconception is that a civil celebrant is the same as a wedding, or event, planner. No, it’s not! Wedding Planners The...

What does a Celebrant do on the Day?

What does a Celebrant do on the Day?

"Isn't that a lot of money for just an hour's work?" That's a question I sometimes hear when I've quoted for my services. It disappoints me. My work never lasts just one hour. Not even on the day. Preparation and Experience If you book me, you get the benefit of my...

Wedding Roles

Wedding Roles

I hesitate every time I sit down to pen a blog about weddings these days. Will it be relevant to you, my reader? And what COVID-19 regulation is going to spring up and invalidate my comment? To be fair, even before March, things had been evolving in the wedding world....

What do I get for my Money?

What do I get for my Money?

You usually know what benefits you will gain from a purchase. £2 may get you a newspaper. £50 may fill your car with petrol. It's easy enough to assess the value of these purchases. Differing sales results Sometimes, the relationship is not so clear. What if you buy a...

How to begin planning your wedding?

How to begin planning your wedding?

Planning your wedding is likely to be challenging at the best of times. And these cannot be said to be the best of times! However, it is an exciting and rewarding process. But what if you have no real idea where to begin? So here’s some guidance that may set you off...