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FREQUENTLY ASKED Questions
When should we book our Celebrant?
Once you've secured your wedding venue and wedding date - Wedding Celebrants are in high demand and get booked years in advance, so it's best to book as early as you can to avoid disappointment!
Why might you be the right Celebrant for us?
I'm a fully qualified Wedding Celebrant, and your wedding ceremony is my passion! I'll listen intently to your journey so far, and treat it with care and respect. With my own experience of getting married, I am also sensitive towards couples who feel that they don't necessarily 'fit the wedding industry mould'! I am here to give you the most enjoyable experience possible, cater to all your needs and wants, and I'll on hand to give you as much support as you need, right up to the wedding day. I'll give you an unforgettable ceremony, that's personal, relaxed, and joyous! Your guests will be raving about it all night! What a wonderful way to start your married life together :)
See what other couples had to say about my services here.
What areas do you cover?
Based in Glasgow, I travel within a 90 minute radius - generally speaking, that means I also serve Greater Glasgow, Central Scotland, Edinburgh and Lothian, Ayrshire, and the Borders. Your fee includes travel within 50 miles of Glasgow any mileage thereafter will incur additional Travel Expenses. There may be additional costs incurred dependent on any out of the ordinary requests arising from our discussions or when accommodation is required the night before your event.
How much do your services cost?
You can find my pricelist here.
How can we book you?
Contact me here - I'll confirm if I'm available on your wedding day, and then arrange to have a wee chat over Zoom to see if we're a match! I'll then send you a booking form and a 25% initial payment is required to secure your date in my diary.
Are your Wedding Ceremonies legal?
Yes, as a Marriage Officer with The Fulcrum Foundation I can legally marry couples who share our core belief on marriage which is that ''Marriage is a lifelong connection between two people whose values are based on equality, common purpose, tolerance and compassion''.
Do you officiate LGBTQ+ Weddings?
Abso-fricking-lutely! As a fellow queer person, I've been where you are now! It gives me great pleasure to give back to my own community and make other queer couples feel amazing and celebrated, just as they should do!
Does our religion or faith matter?
Not at all, in so far as the content of your ceremony it isn’t restricted to any culture, faith or religion. So, if you want to add a cultural or religious tradition into your ceremony, you can as long as you support The Fulcrum belief in Equality, Common Purpose, Tolerance and Compassion.
Do I have to join Fulcrum to be married by you?
No, we don’t have a membership we only ask that any couples that are thinking of choosing us support our values, and that they sit well with how you conduct your day-to-day life. You can find out more about Fulcrum Celebrants here.
Where can we hold our Ceremony?
You can hold your ceremony anywhere you want, outside, inside, by a lake, in a forest at home, just be sure to have a contingency for bad weather.
When can we hold our Ceremony?
Anytime you want, sunrise, sunset, up to you.
What can we include in our Ceremony?
You can add poems, songs, readings, symbolic gestures (e.g., Handfasting, Drinking from the Quaich, etc.) - really whatever your preferences are, that’s what you will have. Pets are often a favourite at weddings, usually to bear the rings, so really you can include almost anything.
What bits do we have to do for the Ceremony?
You will always have to reply 'I Do' to your Declaration of Intention which is one of the Legal parts of your ceremony, but other than that as much or as little as you want! Some ceremonies I would deliver every bit of myself, some couples like friends and family to do readings - it’s your ceremony so you have the freedom to do what's right for you - there is no pressure :)
Can we write our own Vows?
Of course you can - in fact, I'd love it if you did! It's so personal and makes your ceremony extra special. But don't worry if writing/saying your own vows makes you sweat bullets! There are plenty of other options if you want Vows that are more personal, without you having to do much talking! I'm happy to discuss your options with you when we meet.
Can a Celebrant provide a Traditional Ceremony?
Yes, of course!
How long does a ceremony usually last?
Usually between 30 and 40 minutes, depending on the content in the ceremony.
Do you conduct Elopements?
Absolutely, and I love an intimate wedding, and there are so many amazing locations we have in our beautiful country, both in the countryside and in the city.
What does the Celebrant do on the day?
I will get along to the venue about 30-45 minutes before the ceremony is due to start, if requested we can have a quick rehearsal then. In any case, I'll come and see you both before we begin and settle any nerves! I check the room the ceremony is taking place in to see all is ok, and check in with your co-ordinator, photographers/videographers and musicians if applicable. I will then officiate your amazing ceremony, personal and meaningful to you both, and do all in my power to let you and your guests have the best time ever.
Will you stay for the rest of the night?
Oh how sweet of you to ask! Thank you for thinking of me, I'm always so taken aback when offered this kind gesture - but please use those funds on a dinner and drinks on your honeymoon instead :) I'll stay for some photos and then wish you well!
We're very private - will you share our pictures to social media?
Privacy is extremely important to me - that means I ask all my couples for explicit consent before sharing any pictures. If you're not comfortable with this, no worries at all!
What happens if something happens and you can't conduct our ceremony?
There is very little that would keep me from being there on your special day! However, (touch wood!) in the event that I'm struck down by illness, accident, etc., a fellow Celebrant will receive the script we have created together and deliver it on the day.
What about the legal stuff?
I am authorised by the general registrar through the Fulcrum Foundation to solemnise your marriage on the day of your wedding. However, you must submit your notice to marry to the local Registry Office where your venue is (and not where you live if this is different).
The application forms you need to complete are called the M10 Applications - these can be submitted no earlier than 12 weeks prior, and no later than 29 days prior to your wedding day (I will remind you when it's time!) The documentation that you will be required to submit will vary depending on your circumstances. Your application will result in your Marriage Schedule being issued - this is the legal document we will sign on your wedding day, and it's important that you keep this safe and return it to the Registrar in time!
You can access all the information you need here, but if you have any specific questions relating to required documentation, I recommend contacting the Registrar directly, as they are the experts and are best placed to keep you right!