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What’s The Difference Between A Celebrant And A Registrar?

Wedding celebrants explained
What’s The Difference Between A Celebrant And A Registrar?

Who will officiate your ceremony?

When you’re planning your wedding, one of the first things you need to decide is who will officiate your ceremony. Do you want a celebrant or a registrar? What’s the difference? Here’s everything you need to know:

What’s the difference between a celebrant and a registrar?

A celebrant is someone who has been trained to create and perform ceremonies. They can be personalised to suit your needs and reflect your beliefs and values. Registrars are civil servants who have been authorised by the government to conduct legal weddings. Their ceremonies are more traditional and less flexible than those performed by celebrants.

What are the benefits of a celebrant?

A celebrant can create a ceremony that’s completely personalised to you and your partner. They can incorporate any elements you want, from readings and music to rituals and symbolism. They often spend time getting to know the couple so they can help to create a ceremony that captures the unique nature of their relationship.

What are the benefits of a registrar?

If you’re looking for a traditional, formal wedding ceremony, a registrar is the best option. Their ceremonies are conducted in accordance with government regulations, so there is a little bit less flexibility, but they are no less romantic. You can get married with a registrar at the registry office or in an authorised venue.

Should I choose a celebrant or a registrar?

The best thing to do is to decide what’s important to you. If you want a personalised, unique ceremony that reflects your beliefs and values, go with a celebrant. If you’re looking for a more formal and traditional wedding, opt for a registrar.

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Debbie and Becca x

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