Writing a Ceremony

Posted on November 29, 2013 by Judy | Filed under: Celebrant, Readings

When designing a ceremony for a wedding, a vow renewal, a baby naming, or a funeral, I always start with a blank sheet of paper.  Always.   Not everyone does – Registrars don’t, and priests don’t.  They have set texts and formulaic layouts and every ceremony follows the same pattern.  You can’t change it round, you can’t have content they don’t agree with.    Is that what you want for YOUR life event?  The same as everyone else?



At Cherish, I know that everyone is different, everyone has their own story, their own song.  Which is why I meet with you, get to know you, what you like, what you don’t like, how you envisage the ceremony – and only then do I start to research and write the content.  And I don’t stop refining and amending until you tell me “That is perfect!”  “That is the ceremony we want!”.



So no need to follow the herd and have exactly the same ceremony the person 30 minutes before you in the queue had.  Do it YOUR way – surely you’re worth it?!!


Call me on 01327 261566, on 07713 278699 or judy@cherish-ceremonies.co.uk or via Twitter @Cherish4You