why not A professional celebrant is an individual who has decided to train into a role which allows them to assist individuals and families to celebrate the important milestones in the circle of life. A celebrant can include elements of your faith if you request. Consider the following : since 1837 as a society we have registered 3 things - births, marriages and deaths. You are born, your birth is legally registered and then a celebration is held by your family and friends at a later date - this can be a faith baptism in a church or a naming ceremony in any venue of your choice, your celebrant will design, plan and deliver your ceremony with all your wishes and ideas taken into account, this makes the ceremony truly bespoke to you. You die, your death is legally registered and then a celebration of your life is held at your funeral, this can be either your place of worship and then the appropriate place of burial or cremation, the celebration of your life can be done by a celebrant, who with family wishes and memories taken into account, will design, plan and deliver your ceremony in the place of burial or cremation. Your celebrant can also offer bespoke memorial services or small ceremonies for the scattering of your loved ones ashes. You marry, have a civil partnership or make a commitment, why not register your marriage legally, then have the ceremony of your dreams at a venue of your choice. Your celebrant will help you plan and design the ceremony of your dreams, weaving your personal story into the ceremony and then on the day deliver a truly personal and bespoke ceremony including all the elements you want, this can include elements of your faith if you wish for that. This is ideal for any couple who have differing cultures or faiths. If your marriage has been registered legally you can then use any venue and not be limited to using licensed premises for your ceremony. Many celebrities have a short civil ceremony (legal elements done at registry office) followed by their wedding ceremony in a venue of their choice, this means you can even have it done outside - weather permitting, the venue you choose does not need to be licensed for weddings if you use a celebrant.