Celebrants and Registrar’s will always want you to have a great wedding day, but we both offer different services.
Registrars are employed by the Local Authority and are able to perform the legal part of the ceremony. The ceremony must be held in a licensed area. Details of this you will find on the Local Authority Website.
Registrars follow a format and content which is dictated by legislation.
An Independent Celebrant is self employed and is unable to perform the legal part of the ceremony. Couples who want a celebrant led wedding that is more personalised, that has no time constraints, on the day. Will chose a Celebrant. Couples will tend to get the legal part out of the way a few days before. This will leave them free to have the ceremony that meets their ideas, wishes and have those forever memories. Your Celebrant will get to know you very well leading up to the big day and put you at ease.
Registrars may perform 3-4 ceremonies a day so you are likely to be given a time slot, and you may not meet them before the day