Winter is coming and it’s time for cosy nights in, researching and writing the first drafts of ceremonies.
One of the great parts of being a celebrant is hearing the unique true stories of what brought people together, how they met, what made them fall in love, the reasons they have stayed together and perhaps the proposal, or their shared passions.
A personalised ceremony script gives you a chance to have your story told in a way that will resonate with your friends and family. It’s also a chance to choose what you wish to be said, way before any speeches at dinner.
There’s an art to writing the story so that it is captures people’s attention and evokes emotion; I always think that if we see smiles and some tears (of joy) then it is a success.
We can also include subtle references or inside jokes that only you both will know, or even some surprises for your friends and family.
Many of the couples I meet have met online and think that there is little to be told of how they met; but we often find appealing anecdotes in the early days of their dates, or in other parts of their story together.
Unlike a best man’s speech, you have complete control of the ceremony script, so we can edit, or completely change it, as you wish.
And after the ceremony, I give you a presentation script, so you will always have your own love story to be able to share with future generations.