FAQs

Answers to your questions

What is a Celebrant?

Many people are still unsure about the role of a Celebrant, and how this differs to the role of a registrar.

registrar is a governement official, responsible for keeping legal records. A wedding ceremony performed by a registrar must take place in a venue licensed for marriage, using specified contractual wording to legalise the union. Religious / spiritual content is not allowed in a registrar wedding ceremony.

celebrant is an independent individual who is trained in providing you with a custom made ceremony designed to celebrate any ‘right of passage’ in a way which is personal to you, without legal obligation or government restriction. There are very few limitations as to what can be included in a celebrant wedding ceremony.

FAQs for weddings

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FAQs for funerals

Click here to find out more FAQs about using a Celebrant for a Funeral, Cremation or Memorial.

faqs for namings

Click here to find out more FAQs about using a Celebrant for a Naming or Unity Ceremony.


I’m Independent Celebrant who specialises in creating personal ceremonies that reflect your beliefs. I am also a member of The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.

Gem Watson