Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Life-Cycle Celebrant? (top)
Celebrants are trained professionals who design creative, personalized wedding ceremonies for couples and perform unique personalized ceremonies for individuals and families to celebrate the milestones of life. The Celebrant Foundation and Institute is committed to excellence in training and developing certified Life-Cycle Celebrants.
How is a Celebrant ceremony created? (top)
Your celebrant will meet with you for a no-obligation sit down to talk about your needs and desires. Tools such as a questionnaire and a ceremony draft are used to craft your original ceremony that uses your love story as the centerpiece of the ceremony. A give-and-take of ideas on wedding ceremony rituals, readings and vows assists in rounding out the ceremony.
Can I write my own vows? (top)
Absolutely! And I am happy to assist you with key phrases or ideas to get you started. I can also offer you vow selections that may be just what you're looking for.
Can I make changes to the ceremony after it is written? (top)
Yes you may! This is your ceremony and you special day. And you will have the ceremony your way!
How are Celebrant ceremonies different from ceremonies performed by religious ministers or judges? (top)
The biggest difference is choice! You choose the readings, the music, the vows, even the way you are announced to your guests once you are married! Additionally, a Celebrant ceremony is personalized and your love story is told as an integral part of the ceremony. Dates and times are often more flexible with Celebrants.
My partner and I are not religious. Can we have a secular wedding? (top)
The beauty of a Celebrant wedding is that YOU choose each and every element of the ceremony. Beautiful, love filled ceremonies, consisting of universal symbols and rituals are available to you without invoking any deity.
My partner are of different faiths and we want elements of each in our wedding ceremony. Can a Celebrant marry us? (top)
Interfaith and multicultural couples are well served by Celebrants. Professionally trained to find similarities in all religions and to interpret rituals and symbols to provide inclusion is a hallmark of the Celebrant movement.