When it comes to planning a wedding, couples are faced with a huge “to do” list, definitely not for the faint-hearted. And alongside the endless list of choices and decisions to be made, there is also the cost factor !!

So when it comes to choosing a Solemniser /Celebrant to legally marry you there can be a misconception that we get paid a lot of money for what seems like 20 minutes!”

I would like to put that thought to bed.

I have invested a huge amount of time, money and effort into my craft. Celebrant Training, CPD, workshops, books, courses, materials… and not just as one-off events. I am continuously growing and developing my skills and style. That is not to mention laptops, websites, social media, insurance, car maintenance, mileage…..

…. And when a couple does book a ceremony with me, they don’t just get 30 minutes. They get meetings, telephone calls, face to face meetings. They get to sit with me and plan their ceremony from complete scratch. Not a template, not a hastily put together generic ceremony that could apply to anyone but a bespoke ceremony that is shaped around you and your partner. They get me planning and preparing for weeks and months before their ceremony. They get drafts and re-drafts until we get it right. They get unity candles, sand or handfasting ceremonies and other ceremony enhancements. They get the benefit of my 15 years of experience creating Ceremonies and access to resources that I have built up over the years. They get a ceremony that looks effortless but has taken years of honing my skills, and hours of my time to get right.

So if you are planning on booking a Solemniser / Celebrant, please don’t just think, “You charge how much????” Instead, engage with me, talk to me about your ceremony, find out more about me and then I know you will say “Wow this is the Solemniser that I want to legally marry me as she has really invested in her craft” 😊 www.weddingandfamilycelebrant.ie