I am a HSE Registered, Ordained Interfaith Minister, Wedding Solemniser and Family Celebrant https://www.weddingandfamilycelebrant.ie/wedding-ceremonies 📞 00353 87 2318324
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the Interfaith Wedding Ceremonies I create
What is an Interfaith Wedding Ceremony?
An Interfaith Wedding Ceremony is a legal Wedding Ceremony for persons of all beliefs or none. As a Wedding Solemniser and Family Celebrant I am registered with the HSE to Legally Solemnise marriage in Ireland and I have taken a vow of inclusivity, welcome diversity of belief, gender, orientation, colour, nationality, ability and culture within the bounds of Irish law.
As your Celebrant I will guide you through the process of creating a Ceremony written just for you that expresses your love and commitment in a unique, personalised and meaningful way.
1. State Notice
For a legal marriage in Ireland, all couples must Register an Intent to Marry with the HSE at least 3 months prior to their wedding date and a fee of €200 is payable to the state registrar for notification of intention to marry.
Full details of the registration process are available on the HSE Website. and as your Celebrant I will guide you further on this when we meet.
2. The Celebrant
As an Interfaith Minister I am registered with the HSE to legally Solemnise marriage in Ireland and for administration purposes I am registered under the Religious heading as I hold non religious and religious ceremony, honouring and serving people of all beliefs and none.
I have been have been professionally trained in the creation of bespoke legal ceremony, I am independent, booked directly not centrally and I provide a personalised service to you.
3. The Venue
In choosing your venue remember that for legal solemnising your venue must be a building or be attached to a building, have an identifiable address and be open to the public. Your venue can be outdoors providing it meets this criteria.
4. The Ceremony
As an a Wedding Solemniser and Family Celebrant I will create bespoke ceremony with you, ensuring that it reflects your beliefs and wishes, personal stories, philosophy of life, and personality. I will help make the planning through to delivery of your ceremony as stress-free and simple as possible.
As your Celebrant I will provide you with ample sample reflections, affirmations/ blessings and vows. I have the freedom to create your ceremony, your way and have no requirement to speak about any parent organisation during your ceremony.
The length of the ceremony will depend on the number of reflections, or the music you include.
Your Ceremony can include bespoke elements including Hand Wrapping/ Hand Fasting, Secret Box, Sand, Stone, Unity Candle and many more.
5. Time & Day
I can hold your Ceremony on any day of the year at any time.
6. Fee
My all inclusive fee for meetings, creating your ceremony, materials for 2 enhancements and officiating at your legal wedding is €595 which includes a non refundable booking deposit of €200 payable when the booking is confirmed. This safeguards both of us, as once booked, I ringfence your date.
Generally Wedding Solemniser & Family Celebrant’s fees will be in and around €600/€700, as celebrants all work independently, this may vary. Some Celebrants also charge travel expenses if your venue is a distance away from their base and for ceremony enhancements.
Contact: Rev Brenda O’Grady Interfaith Minister, Wedding Solemniser and Family Celebrant at https://www.weddingandfamilycelebrant.ie/wedding-ceremonies 📞 00353 87 2318324
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