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Weddings, Vow Renewals, Civil Partnerships, Handfastings and Baby-namings can all be enhanced with a celebrant's participation.
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Groom Speech | Everything You Need To Know About The Grooms Wedding Speech

Groom Speech | Everything You Need To Know About The Grooms Wedding Speech | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
The groom's speech a big part of the wedding experience for everybody. This guides to the groom's wedding speech tells you everything you need to know to get it right.
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Not an easy field for many people.

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Same-sex marriage – the fast facts - So So Gay

Same-sex marriage – the fast facts - So So Gay | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
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Same-sex marriage – the fast facts
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When a civil partnership is converted into a marriage, the civil partnership will end and the marriage will be treated as though it had existed from the date of the civil partnership.
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Useful information

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Top 4 Bizzare weddings - Real Celebrity Info

Top 4 Bizzare weddings - Real Celebrity Info | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
              Bung-Jump platform wedding! Eroen and Sandra Kippers of Belgium, had a very unique bungee jumping wedding! The wedding ceremony was suspended 160 feet in the air by a crane!
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Makes the wedding I conducted on top of an Iron Age fort seem rather tame!

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These Stunning Wedding Confections Take The Cake - Huffington Post

These Stunning Wedding Confections Take The Cake - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
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These Stunning Wedding Confections Take The Cake
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Though it still feels like winter in many part of the country, summer is -- believe it or not -- right around the corner.
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Mouth-watering ... although some of those colours are not so appealing!

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Better together

Better together | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
  Sexual intercourse began, Philip Larkin reckoned, in 1963. So, roughly, did the secular funeral. It was about this time that the BHA began to develop its celebrant network.
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A funeral celebrant myself, this certainly caught my eye!

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Marijuana Might Be Making Its Way Into Weddings

Marijuana Might Be Making Its Way Into Weddings | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
We're not making this up. Some couples are looking for ways to include marijuana in their wedding day plans -- from cannabis reception centerpieces to special brownies at the bridal shower. And whi...
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Well, it could add an extra dimension to some weddings!

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FAQ about Celebrants & Ceremonies

FAQ about Celebrants & Ceremonies | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Why choose a Celebrant and not a Local Authority Registrar? Your preferred venue may not have a Civil Licence, therefore the Registrars would not be able to perform a ceremony there. If there is a ...
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Some very useful stuff here (that could have come from my 'pen' (ouch!).

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Do's and Don'ts for the Key Members of the Wedding Party - Huffington Post

Do's and Don'ts for the Key Members of the Wedding Party - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Do's and Don'ts for the Key Members of the Wedding Party
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There are a lot of things that happen at weddings every weekend that make us cringe.
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Helpful (although much of this, I hope!, is commonsense.)

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Celebrants Advice

Celebrants Advice | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Hawkes Bay Weddings the one stop wedding location in New Zealand (Also advice from Celebrants - good tips to take on board...
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I don't think there's anything here I would disagree with.

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Weddings: Why Ceremony? Why Ritual? (Part Two) - Huffington Post

Weddings: Why Ceremony? Why Ritual? (Part Two) - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Weddings: Why Ceremony? Why Ritual? (Part Two) Huffington Post "Weddings are increasingly notable for their amazing lack of intimacy, their evolution into industry," National Public Radio's Jacki Lyden declared in her commentary, "Spectacle of...
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I really value the intimate moments, and try to incorporate them into ceremonies I create, if possible.

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Should My Vow Renewal Not Be a Big Party? - Our Big Step

Should My Vow Renewal Not Be a Big Party? - Our Big Step | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
When I told my “good friend” that we were planning on having around 100 guests she straight up gasped and said “100 people for a vow renewal? Isn't that over the top?” But that paled in comparison to my sister-in-law telling ...
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How you celebrate a vow renewal should be entirely up to you. I wholly endorse Julie's comments.

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More than one sham marriage takes place each hour - Telegraph

More than one sham marriage takes place each hour - Telegraph | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Figures reveal 7,606 weddings or civil partnerships were flagged-up to officials in just 10 months in 2013 (More than one sham marriage takes place each hour: Figures reveal 7,606 weddings or civil partnerships were fl...
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Fairly staggering statistics!

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Consider a Civil Celebrant - Make Our Day

Consider a Civil Celebrant - Make Our Day | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
What is a Civil Celebrant? You're getting married - Congratulations! Your wedding day should be one of the most cherished events of your life.
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Judy is a friend and colleague based in the Midlands.

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The perfect wedding: naff disco, iffy food and a 60-quid bridal gown | The Sunday Times

The perfect wedding: naff disco, iffy food and a 60-quid bridal gown | The Sunday Times | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Today's column, in praise of cheap weddings - http://t.co/7Xe0cnYzZZ
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Worth a look, I'd say.

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5 Worst Things That Happened to Couples Before Their Weddings - The Stir

5 Worst Things That Happened to Couples Before Their Weddings - The Stir | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
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5 Worst Things That Happened to Couples Before Their Weddings
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upset bride Anyone who's planned a wedding knows the kind of stress that creates.
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Last wedding I conducted, bride and groom arrived an hour late - but insignificant compared to these tales!

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Ideas for Kids at Weddings or Vow Renewal Ceremonies - Tales of a ...

Ideas for Kids at Weddings or Vow Renewal Ceremonies - Tales of a ... | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
March 11, 2014 by GingerMommy 23339Leave a Commenthttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.talesofarantingginger.com%2F2014%2F03%2Fideas-kids-weddings-vow-renewal-ceremonies.htmlIdeas+for+Kids+at+Weddings+or+Vow+Renewal+ ...
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Of course, you could ban them (LOL)!

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Gay couples to register for marriage

Gay couples to register for marriage | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Same-sex couples in England and Wales who want to marry on the day gay unions become legal on 29 March can register to do so from Thursday.
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Not long now ...!

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Government confirm conversion of civil partnerships to same sex marriages will take place by the end of the year | KJ Smith Solicitors | Specialists in Family Law

Government confirm conversion of civil partnerships to same sex marriages will take place by the end of the year | KJ Smith Solicitors | Specialists in Family Law | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Same-sex couples who are in civil partnerships received a huge boost last week as plans to be able to convert civil partnerships to same-sex marriages took another step towards a positive conclusion.
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Seems a good thing to me ...

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The Civil Celebrant: 13 Unity Wine Ceremony Options

The Civil Celebrant: 13 Unity Wine Ceremony Options | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Please share this cup of wine one last time as an acknowledgement of the new bond between you as life partners, soul mates, and this evening as Husband and Wife. Family Wine Ceremony 13. Wine is a universal ...
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There are some lovely rituals which celebrants can incorporate in wedding ceremonies.

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The Best Wedding Sites You've Never Heard of, 2014 - Huffington Post

The Best Wedding Sites You've Never Heard of, 2014 - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
The Best Wedding Sites You've Never Heard of, 2014 Huffington Post Over the past year a number of well-known wedding websites have re-launched, redesigned and updated their wedding planning tools, including The Knot, WeddingWire, Martha Stewart...
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Good ideas (though American-slanted, of course) - and they seem to have forgotten the website of a certain civil celebrant ...!

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3 Fun Ways to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding - Glamour (blog)

3 Fun Ways to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding - Glamour (blog) | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it

Fair enough - althoughGlamour (blog)
3 Fun Ways to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding
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More and more couples are including their canine family members in their wedding day. And why not?

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Fair enough - although how do you stop them having calls of nature? And there may be people allergic to animals, so  they won't appreciate being in a  confined space with dogs etc.

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Have the British forgotten how to grieve? - Telegraph

Have the British forgotten how to grieve? - Telegraph | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Some countries 'celebrate' the loss of a loved one, others have prolonged mourning rituals. In Britain, we rush back to work after the funeral. Have we got death all wrong?
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Ritual is important - and, by the way, there are other (non-humanist) celebrants out there who can deliver a wonderful funeral.

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Our Favorite 'Songs to Walk Down The Aisle': Perfect For Vow Renewals | I Do Take Two

Our Favorite 'Songs to Walk Down The Aisle': Perfect For Vow Renewals | I Do Take Two | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
You've been married for years so it's not exactly appropriate to play "Here Comes the Bride"! However, there's some amazing love songs that are perfect for walking down the aisle to...
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Good ideas here.

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Wedding Planners & Celebrants – How to Work Together Successfully

Wedding Planners & Celebrants – How to Work Together Successfully | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
  This week we chat to Karen Rose from Rose Training Australia - a leading celebrant training organisation based in Queensland (operating courses o (Wedding Planners & Celebrants - How to Work Together by @aawep
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9 Differences Between English and American Weddings

9 Differences Between English and American Weddings | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Guest writer Valerie Denny Hughes reveals nine differences between English and American weddings.
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Interesting to read this from an Englishman's perspective!

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