What can we include in our Wedding Ceremony?
A Sample Order of Ceremony might include some of the following:
Procession and Entry
The Opening Welcome and Introduction
Your Love Story
Optional Ceremony Enhancement such as Unity Candle Ceremony, Sand Ceremony or Love Letter Wine Box Ceremony
Exchange of Rings
Optional Ceremony Enhancement – such as Jumping the Broom or Hand-fasting
How do we register our marriage in Ireland?
As part of her service, Karen will also guide you through the legal process of registering your marriage in Ireland, should you require it. As an independent Civil Celebrant, Karen does not solemnise weddings. Further information on registering your marriage in Ireland may be found on the Health Service Executive website.
Where do we start?
We will have a telephone conversation to discuss some ideas around what you might like to include in your special ceremony. We would then have a consultation meeting during which we would discuss poems, readings, and for weddings we would discuss sample vows, exchanging rings and other possible ceremony rituals that you might like to include. Our Civil Ceremony service includes email and telephone support between our initial consultation and your ceremony.
What can you expect from me?
My promise to you is that I will create and deliver a unique and bespoke wedding ceremony for you – one that is as special as you are and one which celebrates your love! Your day will be distinctive and memorable as I take you step by step through designing your beautiful ceremony.
Planning your big day will be stress free, knowing that your ceremony will perfectly reflect your distinct style and theme.
Finally, I hold a Diploma in Family and Funeral Celebrancy from the Irish Institute of Celebrants and therefore follow their Code of Practice governing their philosophy, ethics, standards, responsibility, confidentiality and professional conduct. I am also a member of the Irish Celebrants Association, the membership organisation for civil celebrants in Ireland and a member associate of the Irish Association of Funeral Directors, which promotes excellence in funeral services in Ireland.