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Vivien Ride marriage celebrant



What is a civil marriage celebrant?

A civil marriage celebrant is someone authorised by the government to perform legally binding marriage ceremonies.

A civil celebrant is not affiliated with any religious group.

What does a civil marriage celebrant do?

I help a couple put together a ceremony for their wedding day that reflects them as a couple, their beliefs and their vision.

As celebrant, I take care of the legal documentation and I am in charge of conducting the ceremony on the day to ensure all goes smoothly.

Why choose a civil ceremony?

Religious ceremonies may be structured and the wording cannot be changed. In a civil ceremony you have the freedom to include any readings that you think fit you as a couple. Your vows can include more (or less!) than the traditional vows and if you want to exchange vows in a hot air balloon you can!

Civil ceremonies need not be secular; however if you wish to include religious blessings or prayers you can - remember, it's your ceremony.

Can I really have anything I desire?

There is a very small amount of legal wording that needs to be included in your ceremony. If you are uncomfortable in front of crowds or don't feel the need to have a ceremony with all the 'bells and whistles' I can prepare a ceremony for you that will take you from being single to married in just five minutes. If you want a ceremony that runs an hour with a brace of people to help you get your personal message across, I can do that too.