What is a CELEBRANT?

Patricia Webster is a Dorset based funeral and wedding celebrant

At the very heart of what a celebrant does is well- celebration! When thinking about an event such as a wedding, anniversary, baby naming, renewal of vows- well of course it is very much about celebration. However a celebrant could help prepare and deliver an end of life event too. Does celebrate seem an odd word to use when thinking of a funeral? In a way it does. However when you think about the idea of celebrating the life that an individual has lived - well then it doesn't seem so odd. A celebrant places a lot of emphasis on LISTENING to couples, family, friends..always recognising that each and every one of us is UNIQUE! A celebrant will not bring their own belief system into things - it isn't relevant. A celebrant is only interested in capturing the wishes and personalities of the individuals they are listening to or hearing about. So if a prayer or hymn feel right they will be included - or if spiritual or secular readings or poetry convey the essence of that person or people - then a celebrant will help with those choices.... from pastoral music to heavy metal and Monty Python - or even just silence....it's your choice.

Wedding vows are never from a template any more than the words in a eulogy are.. each and every event IS UNIQUE!

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Patricia works regularly with a number of Funeral Directors in Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne and Blandford as well as having a good working relationship with Bournemouth and Poole Crematoriums and the Woodland Burial Sites in Colehill and Hinton.  

Explore this website for more information on how I can help you with a life event.  A funeral, a memorial, a scattering, a wedding, a renewal of vows - commitment celebration....  or something I might not even have thought of yet...  I listen - you talk.... we create a celebration that FEELS right

Happy to work with you directly or work with the funeral director or wedding planner of your choice.

Have a chat - 01202 243139 or 07815 933109