Full Wedding Ceremony incl Legal Solemnising:
So you’re planning your wedding? Congratulations!!!
Once you’ve decided to marry, you can begin to discuss your joint vision for your ceremony- what time of year, your location, indoors in a castle or a hotel or a chapel, or outdoors in a garden, on a beach or on top of a snowy mountain! We can hold your ceremony anywhere you wish, (Legal ceremonies must be held in a HSE approved venue, and we can facilitate that as part of your day)
Wherever you choose, I am happy to work with you to create a ceremony that is unique, reflects you both as individuals and as a couple (and a family, if children are involved!)
This includes everything you need for a fully bespoke, legal ceremony, crafted entirely just for you. I provide unlimited support and guidance in the lead-up to your ceremony, and will fully guide you towards the ceremony style that best reflects you both; as a couple, as individuals, and as a family.
As an Interfaith Minister, my ceremonies are non-denominational, and can contain as much or as little spirituality as you’d like. We can discuss this in more depth when we meet, but for now please know that it is my great joy to create a ceremony which is deeply meaningful and sacred to you, and so that your family and friends feel deeply connected and included during it. This might mean that you’d like it to be very lighthearted with touches of humour, or maybe you’re planning an intimate, candlelit affair in the presence of your nearest and dearest– you tell me what you’re aiming for and I will take it from there.
Every aspect of your ceremony is chosen by you, and I will question, guide and prompt you throughout the process, until I have gathered the information I need for your ceremony. Get ready!! I will ask about all sorts of nosy questions, such as: How you met? Who proposed; how, and where? What marriage means to you? Why this person, and why now? What are your hopes and expectations for marriage, as well as your fears- all those kinds of big and juicy questions 😉
Once we have established what is important for you to have acknowledged during the ceremony, I can then begin the process of weaving it all together- you don’t need to worry at this stage about how it all fits together, I’ll take care of that! We’ll then talk it though step by step when I present you with your draft ceremony.
It is of the utmost importance to me that you feel your ceremony reflects who you both are, and what your marriage means to you, so I offer unlimited revisions, and unlimited support and guidance in the lead-up to your ceremony.
For a legal marriage, you will need to Register your Intent to Marry with the HSE at least 3 months prior to your wedding date, and you will need to ensure that your venue is acceptable to the HSE. I will give you more guidance on this as we work together but the main thing for now is that for legal solemnising, it will need to have an identifiable address and be open to the public.
We will have at least two meet-ups prior to the ceremony, either in person or via Skype, and I will have your ceremony completed 2 weeks prior to your wedding date. (If you’d like it completed earlier, please just let me know- I’m happy to work with whatever framework is best for you!)
- Unlimited access to me via phone/Skype and email in the lead up to your ceremony.
- Full guidance on ceremony options (vows, readings, etc)
- Guidance and advice on Ceremony Enhancements (Unity candles/ handfasting/ sand ceremony) etc
- A completely bespoke and unique wedding ceremony script two weeks in advance of your wedding
- The most beautiful and memorable wedding ceremony on your big day!
My fee for this service is €600, plus 0.40c/km mileage for ceremonies outside the greater Dublin area.
Your next step is to CONTACT ME to check my availability on your date, and we can arrange to meet up to discuss your ceremony.
I can’t wait to meet you!
WRITE MY CEREMONY FOR ME!
Have you decided that you’d love to have a friend or family member officiate your wedding ceremony? Were you planning on writing your own ceremony, only to find it’s a lot more complex and challenging than you’d thought? Are you stuck for ideas, unsure of what will work best, and afraid to leave out huge chunks of important information?!
If so, you’ve come to the right place! I am an experienced Ceremony Writer- it’s what I LOVE to do. There is nothing bugs me more than a half-hearted, impersonal ceremony cobbled together from copy and paste wedding blogs and ‘write your own ceremony’ blogs (my own included!)
Your marriage ceremony is IMPORTANT, and ceremony writing is a skill! Don’t take a chance on Uncle Mick’s public speaking skills, have your ceremony professionally written by me, and I’ll coach Uncle Mick through it!
This means he’ll be forewarned of the possible ceremonial hiccups to look out for, and you can relax knowing that your ceremony (and Uncle Mick!) are in good hands.
My ceremony writing packages are for couples who want a personalised wedding ceremony, and are having a friend or family member officiate. I will Skype with both the couple and their celebrant at least twice prior to the ceremony, and you will receive a beautiful, bespoke ceremony that reflects your personalities and relationship, including any rituals or traditions you’d like to include, and practical guidance on how to perform them on the day.
The process is very simple, and is done entirely online, so your location isn’t an issue. This makes the service perfect for couples in remote locations, or planning destination weddings.
I will send you a detailed questionnaire to fill out, with questions about yourself and your partner, your relationship and your vision for your ceremony and your upcoming marriage.
I will send you my carefully selected resources on readings, poetry, vows and rituals, and if you’d like to craft your own vows I’ll help with that too.
You’ll receive the full ceremony script including cues for music and readers, tips for your celebrant and notes on any props required.
This means you can RELAX and know that your ceremony will be perfect- heartfelt, moving and truly memorable for you, your partner and your family and friends.
My fee for your fully customised service is €350, and this includes:
- Unlimited access to me via email, for both you and your celebrant.
- At least two Skype sessions- one to plan and one to revise- more if required.
- Full guidance on ceremony options (vows, readings, etc)
- A completely bespoke and unique wedding ceremony
- A cue sheet and tip sheet for your officiant
- Assistance with writing your own vows
For further information and to discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you!