Ceremony Menu (prices)



 
Marriage / Wedding Ceremony Services/ Renewal of Vows  from £350

 

·        Initial Interview (1-2 Hours)

·        Draft Ceremony (4-5 Hours)

·        Venue Liaison / Visit (1-2 Hours)

·        Draft Order of Ceremony (1-2 Hours)

·        Second Interview - Agree Order of Ceremony & Modify Draft (1-2 Hours)

·        Final Draft (2-3 Hours)

·        Final Interview & Practice (2-3 Hours)

·        Officiate Ceremony (2-3 Hours)

·        Presentation Folder

·        Available for Photographs as required.

 
Blessings- from £200

Couples who have married in a registry office or have their wedding far from home often like to have a blessing ceremony with friends and family, as a more spiritual celebration for all to share.

 

·        Initial Interview (1-2 Hours)

·        Draft Ceremony (4-5 Hours)

·        Venue Liaison / Visit (1-2 Hours)

·        Final Draft (2-3 Hours)

·        Officiate Ceremony (2-3 Hours)

·        Presentation Folder

·        Available for Photographs as required.

 

 
Commitment Ceremonies from £350

The purpose of the Commitment Ceremony is to make a public declaration of life-long commitment, love and dedication between two people. A Commitment Ceremony can be held at any time,

·        Initial Interview (1-2 Hours)

·        Draft Ceremony (4-5 Hours)

·        Venue Liaison / Visit (1-2 Hours)

·        Draft Order of Ceremony (1-2 Hours)

·        Second Interview –

·         Agree Order of Ceremony & Modify Draft (1-2 Hours)

·        Final Draft (2-3 Hours)

·        Final Interview & Practice (2-3 Hours)

·        Officiate Ceremony (2-3 Hours)

·        Presentation Folder

·        Available for Photographs as required.

 

 

Naming Ceremony   from £250

Initial Interview (1-2 Hours)

·        Draft Ceremony (4-5 Hours)

·        Venue Liaison / Visit (1-2 Hours)

·        Draft Order of Ceremony (1-2 Hours)

·        Second Interview - Agree Order of Ceremony & Modify Draft (1-2 Hours)

·        Final Draft (2-3 Hours)

·        Coach family with their readings if required

·        Officiate Ceremony (2-3 Hours)

·        Presentation Folder

 

Ceremony of Life/ Funeral/ Memorial   from £200


N.B. The cost of my services is usually covered by the Funeral Directors as part of the cost of the funeral. You will only pay me the £200 if you are organising your own ceremony (as in a later memorial ceremony).
You may request me as a celebrant, even if there is a funeral plan.
Funeral Directors are happy for a family to choose their own celebrant.

I do not charge in the tragic circumstances of the loss of a child.

 
Initial Interview (1-4 Hours)


·        A list of specially selected poems/ musical choices sent to the family


·        Liaising with Funeral Directors/ Crematorium/ Woodland Burial site

·        Order of Service (1-2 Hours)         

·        24 hour contact with family offered, with coaching of readers if needed

·        Officiate Ceremony (2-3 Hours)

·        Presentation Folder
 

A Funeral for your Pet   from £100

Initial Interview (1-2 Hours)




·        A list of specially selected poems/ musical choices sent to you



·        Liaising with Veterinary surgery/ pet cemetery if required


·        Order of Service (1-2 Hours)         


·        Memorial plant for your garden


·        Officiate Ceremony (2-3 Hours)


·        Presentation Folder
 


Below is a selection of additional ceremonies that can also be part of your Ceremony. They are based on old traditions, often with a quirky twist  and can help add to the unique style of your wedding.
 
Handfasting   from £75

 Originally this is the historical term for wedding or betrothal.  In this beautiful ceremony, the wrists of the couple are tied together with ribbons, each symbolising a special good wish or promise.. Members of the family may join in and it is a wonderful way of enhancing the joining of two families together.
Many people are turning to this ceremony in place of a full legal marriage, when they wish to celebrate their love and commitment with family and friends. I will supply ribbons, lace and braids and give suggestions for readings and wishes.

Ring Warming from £35

I will commission the making of a beautiful little pillow that suits the colour and style of your wedding. On your wedding day, just before you take your vows the rings will be tied to the pillow and handed around all your guests. They will send loving thoughts, prayers and good wishes into the rings, until they are returned 'warmed' by all the loving attention. This is a lovely way of including everyone and is a happy and moving part of a wedding ceremony.

Unity Sand Ceremony  from £60
This ceremony is ideal at any wedding and is especially relevant when families with step-children are coming together. A glass bottle is filled with different layers of coloured sand, each representing a person and the creation of one family from many individuals. I can source a selection of beautiful bottles both modern and antique.

 Memory Box   from £55
The couple write a love letter to each other, sealed in envelopes, choose a favourite bottle of wine and memorabilia from the wedding and put these all into the box, which is then sealed, only to be opened on a special anniversary.
I have a collection of unique vintage boxes, or I can arrange for a box to be hand painted and decorated to suit.

 Breaking of Glass Ceremony  from £40

Two champagne flutes (safely within a bespoke bag) are stomped upon and smashed. It’s a suitably dramatic way to celebrate the end of the formal ceremony and the beginning of the celebrations. 

 Wine Ceremony or Loving Cup Ceremony from £30
These are ceremonies which can involve the couple or, if there is a small gathering, everybody can be involved. The couple can mix red and white wine to create a blush, and drink a glass each, or both drink from one special cup. A large two handled cup can be passed around everybody as they drink the couple’s health.
I have a selection of beautiful and unusual glasses which can be kept after the ceremony to use on special anniversaries

 
Rose Ceremony, Rosemary Ceremony  from £30

Rosemary is said to bring good luck and good health and in the past it was carried by the bride and groom at weddings. It is also traditional to plant a Rosemary bush close to the door of your new home. The Rose Ceremony and The Rosemary ceremony can be combined. The Mother’s receive a rose from the bride and groom as a thanks for the love and care they have received and the Mother’s present a Rosemary bush each, to bring good fortune and happiness to the married home.

 Unity Candle   from £60
Lighting a candle has been part of important ceremonies since ancient times. In weddings it symbolises the couple joining in marriage as well as the joining of two families. The Mother’s each light a smaller candle; the couple then use these to light the single large candle.
I can source either large ‘church’ or pure beeswax candles

 
Ceremonial Bread  from £35
A specially decorated loaf of bread is baked for the wedding. The Bride and Groom each take a bite, everybody joins in with an ancient blessing, ensuring food will always be on their table and they will be happy to share it. The bread is then shared by all the close family at the ‘top table’ at the reception.

 
Broom Jumping Ceremony – from £75

 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. It’s a lively and visually impressive ceremony, especially if the broom is decorated to match the Wedding’s theme colours. I can source and decorate a broom for you.


Family Heirloom Books   from £50
In the past family Bibles were used to record weddings and births. Couples choose a favourite book, maybe a novel or poetry. This can have the date and details of the Wedding hand written inside and be signed by the couple during the ceremony.
I can find First Editions, leather Bindings and all sorts of unique and beautiful books.