By Tasha The Celebrant for Fuze Ceremonies.
You wouldn’t necessarily book the first venue or wedding outfit you saw, so why would you do so with your celebrant? One of the great things about Fuze Ceremonies is that we have lots of celebrants to choose from, and we all have different personalities and something special to offer, so you’re bound to find the perfect one for your day. It’s important that you find a celebrant who you get on with and is on the same wavelength as you – after all, they will play such a big part in your wedding day, they will be intertwined with your memories. Have a browse through celebrants’ bios and social media, which is a great way to see what they’re all about (these days it’s much easier to tell if they are LGBT+ friendly – phew!). Check if they are available on your wedding day, as celebrants get booked years in advance, so it’s best to check to avoid disappointment...it’s never too early to book! Make a shortlist of celebrants you are interested in and contact each one to have a chat with them. They will be more than happy to explain what they can do for you and answer any of your questions. Think about who you would like to stand at the end of the aisle with you, and then secure your booking with them! Easy peasy 😊
Create a Ceremony That’s True to You
When you close your eyes and imagine your wedding day, what do you see? Maybe a deeply romantic and dramatic affair? Perhaps a pared-back, easy going day? Or even a loud, funny, lively celebration? The beauty of a Humanist Ceremony is that your celebrant works directly with you to achieve exactly the kind of ceremony you want.
There are no rules, apart from making your declaration and signing the marriage schedule – you can do whatever you want! You could live your forest fantasy and get married in the woods (think of the pictures!). You could have your furry (trustworthy) babies as ring bearers. You could even walk down the aisle to RuPaul’s ‘Sissy that Walk’ if you wanted to! The possibilities are endless. But if you don’t have a clear vision in your head, do not fret, as your celebrant will give you plenty of suggestions on how to make your ceremony meaningful and memorable, like symbolic gestures and readings, which can be a great way to involve the thespians in your guestlist.
One of the things I love about an LGBT+ wedding is that you can easily toss ‘traditions’ out the window and create your own rules! In fact, I think everyone should if they want to! For example, instead of defining your wedding party by gender, choosing only bridesmaids or groomsmen (and snubbing your favourite people in the process), why not have ‘mates of honour’? The only requirement is, they have to be awesome.
Who comes down the aisle? Well, both of you if you’d like! You could make separate entrances, accompanied by whoever is deemed worthy of the privilege, go it alone (why are you all gagging so?) or you could walk in together, like the power couple you are.
Please do not feel like you have to do what people ‘expect’ you to do – this is YOUR wedding day, so don’t dim your shine to make anyone else feel comfortable (friendly advice - if anyone makes you feel like you should, maybe they shouldn’t attend!). Celebrate your love proudly, unapologetically, and make it a day to remember for all the right reasons. Relax, and enjoy every second of it.
To book Tasha to be your wedding celebrant contact her through Fuze ceremonies
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Tel: 0800 014 8237
Read more about Tasha's wedding and how she became a celebrant