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WHY CHOOSE US

The Ceremony Company creates choice for couples and families in the North West providing

personal Wedding, Civil Partnership, Renewal of Vows and Baby Naming ceremonies for your special day.

Meeting and talking with the celebrant with the opportunity for a full rehearsal is as important to us as it is to you.

HELP ALONG THE WAY

GET CREATIVE

ANY LOCATION

Receive professional guidance

to really make your day special

from start to finish.

The only limitation is

your imagination.

Have your Ceremony

indoors or outdoors, any venue

or even in your own home.

GREAT VALUE

COMMITMENT

A REHEARSAL

We charge no more than a Local Authority and a lot less than most other alternative Independent Celebrants

We absolutely love what we do which reflects in our enthusiasm and flexibility to make your day special.

Unlike the Registration Service, we offer a rehearsal at the venue, so that you can be prepared and relaxed on your special day.

 

SAY HELLO TO LOUISE

Louise Burns is the lead Celebrant and Founder of The Ceremony Company. With over 9 years experience, formally working as a Registrar, Celebrant and Ceremonies Officer, across Lancashire, she has conducted over 500 ceremonies. In that time she has gained unrivalled knowledge around ceremony content, legalities, venues and what makes your day perfect and special. Since becoming independent in 2013, Louise has gained a wonderful list of delighted clients and undertaken some amazing ceremonies in magical locations.

WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT CELEBRANT

An Independent celebrant has none of the restrictions that a Local Authority Registrar has.  This means that you can have any content, readings & music, your ceremony can be held anywhere in a field, garden, village hall, hotel, guest house, venue, beach, woodland or approved premise and you can have your ceremony at any time you choose.

 

 

 BOOKING PROCESS

Unlike the Local Authority Registration Service in order to speak to a Registrar you will not have to speak to a call centre first.  We can take your booking more than 12 months in advance to guarantee your chosen venue. We can meet with you and talk to you in the evenings and weekends, we are not governed by normal office hours.  We believe in being flexible to suit your needs.

 

 

REHEARSAL

Unlike a ceremony conducted by a Local Authority Registrar where you meet for the first time 10/30 minutes before, we believe you should have no surprises and so encourage having a detailed consultation and a full rehearsal before your special day.  We also limit the number of ceremonies our celebrants conduct on any day so we can cater for any last minute delays.

 

 

KEEPSAKE

A beautiful commemorative certificate is included, which can be signed and presented as part of your ceremony.

 

 

APPEARANCE

Our celebrants always dress to suit your occasion

HOW IT WORKS

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ENQUIRY

INFORMAL MEETING

DRAFT THE CEREMONY

REHEARSAL

Just register an interest with Louise online or give her a call/text.  She will first talk through the options with you and normally set up an informal meeting

At the meeting she will want to hear about you and what you both would like, share some examples, talk through the legalities and then if everyone is happy book you in.

Once the date and venue are set Louise will draft up your unique personal ceremony, which is usually a collaborative process. The final draft is agreed about a month before your special day.

We hold a rehearsal at the venue ( if available ) , a week beforehand.

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CELEBRATE YOUR SPECIAL DAY

You have a relaxed, enjoyable ceremony

LEGALITIES

Many people are now choosing to engage their own Independent Celebrant in parallel with arranging the legalities. In the UK the legal signing of the Marriage Register or Civil Partnership Schedule, must be undertaken by a Registrar. Prior to this, formal Notice of Marriage /  Civil Partnership must be given, at the appropriate Registration Office, at least 15 days beforehand. It's all very straight forward and we guide you through this process as part of our service.

TESTIMONIALS

 

BABY NAMING CEREMONY

The Ceremony Company are delighted to offer a personal and bespoke ceremony to help you, as new & proud parent(s), welcome your child to your family and friends.

The ceremonies are all written individually to meet your needs and can be performed on a date and at a time of your choice.

The ceremony is designed to focus on your child and your family, explain about the name you have chosen, name special supporting adults or guardians.

GET IN TOUCH

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07411 093970

The Ceremony Company is a certified member of the AOIC

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