The wedding ceremony that surrounds your legal marriage or civil partnership is far more important to you and your guests than the registration itself. It is during your wedding ceremony that you express your true feelings to one another with personal vows, the exchange of rings and other symbolic rituals. It is the ceremony that you will remember and cherish for the rest of your lives.
If you are currently planning your wedding, you will probably have realised that your options for the ceremony itself are sadly limited. Churches and Register Offices are obliged to follow strict guidelines for their ceremonies, the same wording being used for every couple at every ceremony with little leeway for personalisation.
If you are planning a wedding in Greece, a 10 minute civil registration with little in the way of ceremony, let alone personalisation, is about all you can expect.
But there is a way to have the wedding ceremony you have always dreamed of. Enter the wedding celebrant!
A celebrant wedding ceremony is not bound by any traditional scripts, constraints, prejudices or beliefs – it is one-of-a-kind, just like you. It can be as traditional or as offbeat as you like. It can mix ethnic traditions and include religious values. It can include singing, dancing and any number of unity rituals, such as a ring warming, a flower exchange, a sand ceremony and many more.
A good wedding celebrant is able to create your wedding ceremony around you, making it totally unique and meaningful. It will be the story of your lives; how you met, how you fell in love and how your friends and family played a part in that.
True, in the UK and most of Europe, a wedding celebrant is unable to legalise your marriage, but in most European countries this is quite normal and a quick trip to the Register Office or local town hall will sort out the legal necessities. Think George and Amal, Brad and Jen…. You get the idea!
If you want a wedding ceremony that you and your guests will remember and be talking about for years to come, find a wedding celebrant today and make your wedding day All About the Ceremony.