There is a growing need for a new kind of ceremony and ritual in this country. More and more people are not affiliated with a particular religious community. They want their ceremonies to reflect their lives and their values. There are also a growing number of couples and families who want to combine differing religious and cultural traditions. This is where I as a celebrant can help. I tailor my services to reflect your dreams.
I research and write the ceremony with you. I depend on your input. I ask questions, make suggestions and give you many opportunities for feedback before the final ceremony is performed. I can help with vows, readings, music, special rituals, and presentation.
I prepare a props list so you won’t forget an important item. I can even provide some myself.
I direct the rehearsal. I truly believe rehearsals are important to prepare participants and put them at ease. I “choreograph” the performance. I think it’s very important that guests can see and hear everything that goes on. I can even give pointers in public speaking.
I provide a PA system for large ceremonies.
On the day of the ceremony, I coordinate everyone involved in it from the musicians to the participants. I even let the videographers know what the highlights and cues are going to be. Of course I officiate and help you through the ceremonial part of your special day. I am also prepared to handle unforeseen circumstances like a sudden illness or change in weather. I also act as MC so guests know how to find the reception area or the receiving line.
I also provide you with a lovely keepsake copy of your ceremony after the event.
If you wish to have a special family member perform your ceremony, I can write and research it and consult with you on the presentation.
My charges are determined by the size and complexity of the ceremony to be performed.
Please contact me for a free, no obligation consultation. I’d love to help you make your special day truly memorable.
Contact me to set up a consultation.