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What is a celebrant?

June 17, 2020


All your questions answered.

If you are reading this, then you are probably planning an event! I must admit that before my own wedding and experience of a beautiful celebrant led ceremony, I had no idea what a celebrant was! I now work as a professional celebrant in Spain and conduct hundreds of wedding ceremonies for lovely couples. I’m going to fill you in on exactly what it is I do and why celebrant led ceremonies are so great!

What is a celebrant?

A celebrant is a person who writes and conducts a ceremony to mark an important life event, the main ones they perform are funerals, wedding ceremonies, naming ceremonies, elopements, vow renewal ceremonies but there are other events they can cater to. I’m a celebrant who conducts weddings, vow renewals and naming ceremonies here in Spain.

Can anyone be a celebrant?

The answer is no. A celebrant must have creative writing skills, public speaking skills, be creative and have business skills, experience in the wedding industry and celebrant training. I for example have a degree in English and modern languages, years of experience teaching and public speaking, have undergone celebrant training and invested time in studying symbolism and marital rituals.

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

A registrar can officiate a wedding vía civil ceremony and they process the legal part of your union, however a civil ceremony is completely secular and a formality without any religious details, whereas a celebrant can craft you a bespoke, personalised, wedding ceremony. A civil service in a registry office is limited in content and time, whereas a celebrant led wedding is completely flexible and couple focused. If you are getting married in Spain, you will need to carry out the legal part of your union in your home country either before or after your wedding celebration in Spain.

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

Both have a lot of involvement in the planning of your ceremony however a celebrant isn’t a member of the clergy and isn’t bound by any religious conventions or rites of faith. Some celebrants like myself are happy however to incorporate your faith and religious traditions into your ceremony

Does a celebrant led ceremony look like a real wedding ceremony?

Yes! It totally can, if you want it to. I craft my ceremonies based on what my couples want, some want something completely unique and alternative and others prefer a more traditional ceremony and opt to include something typical like a certificate signing

Symbolic rituals

I specialise in symbolic rituals that personalise my couples’ ceremonies in Spain and make them unique and special. Click here to read about the most popular ones I offer and you could include in your ceremony.

Why you should choose a celebrant

As a wedding celebrant in Spain, I guarantee my couples a truly meaningful ceremony that everyone will love and remember. A bespoke, beautiful and creative ceremony is what every couple deserves, they should be the heart of your wedding day and not just a legality or quick signing of a paper.

Click here to read how much a celebrant costs!

Featured Image: Manolo Canto Fotografía


Congratulations on your engagement!

Hi! I’m Sophie an expert at creating creative, bespoke and truly personalised Billingual Wedding Ceremonies in Spain that are all about you as a couple! I specialise in bilingual weddings, outdoor weddings and weddings with symbolic rituals.

I'm based in Southern Spain whether you would like a beach wedding at sunset with the breeze on your skin, an intimitate wedding in an authentic Spanish hacienda or a stylish, luxury hotel wedding I will listen carefully to your ideas and wishes and with creativity and passion craft you an unforgetable ceremony to start your forever!


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