For those couples trying to organise their dream day there can be a number of obstacles to get around and an awful lot of compromise. Venue, menu, number of guests and the list goes on and on.
Many couples come to a Celebrant because there seems to be quite a few restrictions at venues as to what you can and can’t have.
For example, you might wish to have a summer wedding in the garden of a beautiful country house but they are only licensed for the inside areas; this means that a registrar has to (by law) marry the couple inside. Or maybe your favourite place doesn’t have a wedding license…not a problem with a Celebrant.
Music can be so important in life and is always something to consider when organising a funeral. Music can uplift the soul even at the hardest of times. It also allows us to pause for reflection; some people prefer to choose a song to honour their loved one rather than write a personal tribute, the melody can add more meaning than simply words alone.
Some people leave their family with strict instructions on what to play during their funeral ceremony. This is always wonderful as these songs often hold special memories for family and friends and are sometimes tongue in cheek or what would have been seen in years gone by as ‘inappropriate’ for a funeral, causing eruptions of laughter amongst the tears.
Live music also works brilliantly and there are many singers and bands that offer their professional services for the ceremony. Some people have bagpipes playing or, in the case of a military funeral, a Bugler to play the Last Post. If you don’t know of any yourself, it is likely that your Funeral Director, Celebrant or a musical friend will be able to advise you.