10 Tips To Choose The Right Celebrant

unnamed-1So often when I meet couples at wedding fairs, they are some what over whelmed with all the information that is given to them, and it can be hard to think about what you want to ask.

I have been working with Johanna King Photography and she is the designer behind an e-book that will be released in the coming months. Wedding suppliers have come together to share their top 10 tips to choose the right supplier for you.

I know this time of year is very busy for couples booking 2018 and 2019 weddings, so I am sharing my section of the book in advance of its full release.  Please feel free to click WeddingSuppliers_Celebrant for a PDF version that you can print out and bring with you when meeting your wedding celebrant.

If you are planning your wedding ceremony and would like to have an informal chat, please feel free to give me a call on +353877813594 or email hello@thecivilcelebrant.ie

The Hand Blessing

The Hand Blessing is not a blessing!!

It is a beautiful piece of prose that I use to slow down a ceremony and allow the couple a few precious moments to connect to each other, in an otherwise whirlwind day!

Preparing for a wedding can be super busy as there are so many elements to think about, and this can be overwhelming.  When a couple arrive at a ceremony, they are a combination of nervous and excited, and sometimes find it difficult settling in to the ceremony and then suddenly its all over!

As a wedding celebrant, I am responsible for slowing things down.  This gives the couple a chance to make memories in that moment.


The Hand Blessing is a non religious piece of prose that works well with the ring vows, a hand fasting ceremony, or on it’s own.

Hand Blessing

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.

These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.

These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.

These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.

These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children. These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.

These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.

And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.


Want to get in touch or have a questions about a ceremony? Drop an email to hello@thecivilcelebrant.ie

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