Congratulations! So, you’ve chosen the wedding dress and the suit, selected the beautiful, yet impossible to walk in and excruciatingly uncomfortable footwear, and now all that remains is to choose a fabulous location for the wedding ceremony and select the church.
Well actually, not quite. Recent changes in legislation now provide us with so much more choice than before.
The Marriage and Civil Status (Jersey) Law 2001, as amended and more recently, the Marriage and Civil Status (Jersey) Order 2018 now provide couples with the opportunity to experience a wedding ceremony like no other.
This new legislation allows you to have a non-religious ceremony at a setting of your choice, whenever and however you wish, (within the confines of a solemn and dignified ceremony at a pre-agreed location). For example, you can get married on the beach, in your own home – or even someone else’s home – but please ask them first!
The most recent update to the law also introduces true equality for couples of the same sex who can now also get formally married ( about time too!) And that’s where I come in….
As a recently qualified Civil Celebrant I work under the guidance and support of the Superintendent Registrar and the auspices of the Royal Court to conduct complete wedding ceremonies. This includes the legal formalities of wedding vows and certificates that allows me pronounce a couple as officially married.
It is an absolute honour to be in such a position, officiating at someone’s most precious day and ensuring that the whole day works smoothly on the surface and behind the scenes (no swans paddling like crazy here!).
As you will know, a wedding day requires precision planning and expert coordination skills. I am fortunate that part of my career has been to plan Royal Visits and V.I.P events as well as smaller chic gatherings and with it comes experience and organisational expertise that really are unique.
It is important that when you choose your Celebrant you feel comfortable and confident that they will deliver what you want. I offer a no obligation initial meeting to make sure that we establish that level of trust and that you are happy with what I can provide.
1.Are you available on our date?
2.What can you offer?
3.What can’t you provide?
4.What are your qualifications/ experience?
5.What style of service do you provide?
6.What are your fees ?
7.What is included and not included?
8.What is your deposit/ cancellation / refund policy?
9.What happens if you are ill or unable to make our wedding?
10.Will you manage all the legal paperwork?
I wish you every happiness, lots of laughter and love, Sara x.