Wedding Ceremony information and prices
The basic cost of your wedding ceremony is £450 and includes a home visit (distance dependant), telephone/skype contact with you, a draft ceremony for checking, order of ceremony agreed, friendly support, liaison with your venue, walk through prior to ceremony, professional delivery of your ceremony in the venue of your choice, and your own keepsake written copy of your ceremony. I also include a ceremony certificate that will be signed by yourselves and up to two witnesses.
Excludes travel to and from to the venue, overnight accommodation if so required and any special ceremony elements.
A deposit will be taken of 50% of the total cost.
Additional ceremony elements can be interwoven through your ceremony, if you choose and prices of these are available on request.
Below are a number of the most popular special elements and rituals.
Unity Sand Ceremony
The unity sand ceremony is ideal for any wedding. This ceremony option symbolises the joining of the couple. Family celebrants often suggest this ritual when there are young children involved and the couple is looking for a ritual to involve the children. Wine Box / Love Letter.
The couple will write love letters to each other before the wedding which they will seal in an envelope. They will choose their favourite bottle of wine or drink of choice and place these and any other memorabilia in the wine box. If clients choose this ceremony option during the wedding ceremony, they will seal the box and vow not to open the box until an anniversary of their choice.
In the wine ceremony the couple can either choose to pour one white glass and one red glass into another glass, to create a blush that they will both drink from, or there can be a pouring of one glass that they both will drink from.
Broom Jumping Ceremony
The broom jumping ceremony is based upon tradition which symbolises the clearing away of negativity with a sweep of the broom and creating a threshold for the couple to cross over into their new life together.
In the rose ceremony the couple can choose to present roses to the parents or grandparents as a way of showing appreciation for their support. The roses can also be presented as the first gifts that the couple will give to each other.
Hand Wrapping Ceremony / Hand Fasting
The origin of ‘tying the knot’. A Pagan / Celtic tradition where the hands are tied with ribbons or cloth in the shape of the infinity symbol to symbolise the bringing together of the two hearts in a marriage of strength and unity forever.
This ritual has long been used in faith weddings although preceded by Pagans, but as a traditional ceremony option it also holds a universal meaning. It symbolises the joining of the couple in marriage, as well as the joining of their two original families. The couple’s parents can light their individual candles for them as a symbol to show that they are moving on from their family to create a new family together.
First Kiss Last Kiss
This is a ceremony option that involves the parents of both the bride and the groom. They are called upon to join the bride and groom near the end of the ceremony. The parents gave their children their first kiss when they came into the world and they will give their last kiss as single individuals before sending them
on their new journey as husband, wife, or life partner.