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!
How to Choose your Venue

How to Choose your Venue

Even in these troubling times, it’s well worth choosing your venue with care. Even if it’s a micro-wedding, you’re going to want the vibes to be right. That means seriously considering where you hold your ceremony. Don’t leave it to the last moment! Not least because...

How do I choose a Wedding Supplier?

How do I choose a Wedding Supplier?

Whether or not you are planning a micro-wedding or still hoping for a bigger one, you are likely to be looking for a supplier or two. Simple examples would be a photographer, florist or a civil celebrant. How do you know they’ll be any good, and what do you need to...

Planning a Successful Wedding

Planning a Successful Wedding

Wedding planning is a very delicate balancing act. First and foremost, bride and groom must see eye-to-eye. Secondly, other people may well be involved, and their feelings and opinions may not correspond to the couple’s. Thirdly, there is social distancing and all...

Marrying a Snowman?!

Marrying a Snowman?!

It could be that lockdownitis is getting the better of me, I realise ... The fact is that I went for a stroll on Sunday and a snowman caught my attention. One thought led to another, and I began comparing the snowman to a wedding. As one does. Well, I warned you! But...

How to select a Celebrant

How to select a Celebrant

When you choose a celebrant, you know you’re going to be paying anything from a few hundred pounds to a four-figure sum. Whether you ultimately receive the value of that expenditure, or not, it’s still a significant amount of money to spend. It therefore pays to do...

New Year Prospects

New Year Prospects

For most of us 2020 was a dismal year. A few people prospered, and good luck to them. Most of us suffered. Very often, it was health or financial issues. Or both. More relevant to me, as a celebrant, brides and grooms (and suppliers!) had to put up with plans...

Happy Days?

Happy Days?

Ordinarily, a year ending and the prospect of a new one fills me with optimism. You too? There are bank holidays to look forward to, and it should be a time for exchanging presents and over-indulging (food, drink and TV). Maybe even family reunions (not necessarily...

Why a Wedding Planner?

Why a Wedding Planner?

There seems to be an upturn of interest in weddings now, as the year wends its weary way to a welcome close. Naturally, a lot of people are looking at micro-weddings. However, there may still be a need for other suppliers. Suppliers If couples want a personalised...

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...