C E L E B R A N T
Let's get married!
Initial meeting with you both to discuss ideas and make a plan
Information on legalities
Help with writing vows
Choosing whether to include rituals,.. hand fasting, wine pouring etc.
A copy of your bespoke written service prior to the day for your approval
Greg delivering the service and running the ceremony on the day
A ‘Promise’ certificate for you to sign on the day
A copy of the service to keep afterwards
And of course, Greg will be easily contactable to help put any restless minds at ease
Why choose a celebrant?
This is your wedding day, so why be limited to certain venues or time slots?
Using a Celebrant you can get married anywhere at anytime.
Want to get married at dawn on the beach? Or in the woods at midnight?
The sky’s the limit.. why not even in a Hot Air Balloon at sunset? Or maybe in your Grandma’s back garden where you used to run around as a kid?
The possibilities are endless!
There are no time slots to work around. If you book Greg in, then the only thing happening that day is your wedding, and the timing of that will be the most important thing.
You’re not restricted by content. You can have elements of any religion or none at all.
A registrar wedding is State run and not permitted to have any religious content or references (even in songs) whereas a Church wedding may require you to be a part of their congregation and disregard any secular references.
Let the two of you be the focus of the day and not the rules
We can include Rituals (hand fasting, sand ceremony etc) or keep it simple. We can include the things that mean the most to you. Greg will even sing to you as you walk down the isle if you want.
No restrictions on who can marry.
I believe that any two people who love each other should be allowed the right to marry, regardless of gender, culture, or religion.
Personal Bespoke Experience
Greg will get to know you and, together with you, create a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony.
There’s no ‘insert name here’. What you will get is a unique service that reflects the two of you, your senses of humour, and the things that are most important to you.
Let’s not forget the most important factor, and that is that you enjoy your day!
We’ll take our time to get it right so that on the day the only thing you have to worry about taking it all in, and forming memories that’ll last a life time.
WHY CHOOSE GREG?:
Greg loves people, getting to know them, and hearing their stories.
And with over 3,000 gigs under his belt, he’s definitely not afraid of talking to an audience!
There’s so much more to being an entertainer than playing songs, it’s the connection you make with your audience that makes the experience work. Every audience is different, and so every experience is different. You never play the same gig twice.. or have the same conversation twice, so why give the same Wedding Service twice?
Greg will get to know you, help you imagine the best day possible, and work with you to make it happen.
The Nitty Gritty
So there are two things you need to do to be legally married in the UK
Give ‘Notice Of Marriage’
This needs to be done at a register office within the district you’ve lived in for at least the last 7 days. You’ll need to provide details of your identity, nationality, residency, and freedom to marry.
Your names with the venue you’re going to be married in will be displayed for 28 days and if no one formally objects then you’ll be granted a 12 month Marriage Authority.
Attend a Statutory Ceremony
Here you’ll say the Declaratory Words and Contractual Vows in front of two witnesses and sign the marriage register.
There is very little ceremony involved in this Ceremony, as certain offices only hold them between certain times on certain days and it’s generally frowned upon to bring your own band and a hundred of your mates.
The Declaratory Words in the UK are:
I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I [awesome person 1] may not be joined in matrimony to [awesome person 2]
Or by replying I am to the question:
Are you [awesome person 1] free lawfully to marry [awesome person 2]?
The Contractual Vows in the UK are:
I call upon these persons here present to witness that I, [awesome person 1] do take thee [awesome person 2] to be my lawful wedded wife (husband)
I [awesome person 1] take you/thee [awesome person 2] to be my wedded wife (husband)