What's the difference between a registrar and a celebrant?
Posted on 23rd February 2021 at 15:42
Registrar v Celebrant
What are the differences?
Can a celebrant legally marry you?
The answer to this is no. Instead you can have statutory ceremony at a register office to obtain your marriage certificate. A simple ceremony with just two witnesses is the cheapest way to go for this. You may choose to do this either before or after your wedding ceremony with a celebrant.
Will our guests know that the ceremony is not legally binding?
Some couples choose not to tell their guests. You can have a signing of a certificate still in your celebrant ceremony if you wish
What are the benefits of a celebrant ceremony?
Content - The format and content of a registrar ceremony is restricted by legislation and no religious or spiritual content may be included. Registrar-led ceremonies follow a fixed pattern and have generic wording and vows. They are not permitted to deviate from the official script?
A Celebrant is self-employed and will take time to get to know you and work with you to craft a beautiful, bespoke, non-legally binding ceremony that reflects your ideas, values and personalities. By separating the legal aspect of marriage, your ceremony can be about love, not legalities.
Your wedding can be as traditional or alternative as you like.
A celebrant can put in religious or spiritual elements if you wish.
Rituals such as a sand ceremony or hand fasting are a unique way to mark your unity
Venue – as there is no legal aspect to a celebrant ceremony, you can get married wherever you wish and not just at a licensed venue. It can be a hotel, or how about a beach, a woodland or a garden? You can go wherever your imagination takes you
How do you choose a wedding celebrant?
It is always best to meet a celebrant prior to booking and to ensure that they are right for you. Ask them what training they have had and experience
I hope this information helps, please contact me if you have any further questions. Take care and stay safe.
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