Thats usually the first question I'm asked...
So what is an Independent Civil Celebrant? Well, I work with couples and families to design and deliver a personal, unique ceremony for any of your life events. Having a Diploma in Family & Funeral Celebrancy means I can lead a wedding, vow renewal, naming ceremony or funeral.
Being independent means I am free to design and conduct any type of ceremony. This can include religious content or none. I am not a Humanist celebrant. A Humanist celebrant can not include any form of religion or reference to faith. I am also not a Registrar so you will need to register your marriage with the registry office. This is a very short process which involves just 41 words plus your names and needs to be witnessed. There is no legal requirement to exchange rings at the legal process so this can be left and included in your wedding ceremony which can then be held in any venue you choose - not just a licensed one.
So if you want a truly unique celebration to mark a life event, get in touch with me today.