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  Did you know that as a busy celebrant, I turn down almost as many requests as I accept?   This may be for one of several reasons:

1.   I am already booked.     
*This is the reason I most often have to say 'no'.  I am now using a diary for 2015, 2016... AND 2017!   2015 is now 90% full.  

2.  You decide my fees are too expensive.   

*I am not the cheapest celebrant around, but if you want exceptional quality, in terms of experience, service and goods supplied, then that is exactly what I provide!  All my 3rd party suppliers (for Candles, handfasting cords, Wedding Planners etc are fully insured and also at the top of their game so if I have full confidence in who I recommend, you can too :)

3.   You want a naturist wedding, a pagan wedding, or a Celtic Handfasting.  Or maybe a Star Wars themed wedding in Klingon...    

*  I don't do any of those - and that is not me being judgemental - simply that if I don't feel fully in tune with what you would like for your ceremony, then it isn't fair that I am your celebrant.   However, I do know Celebrants that I can put you in touch with who are specialists in those areas.   

4.  You decide I am not the right Celebrant for you (and occasionally, vice versa!).

*This rarely happens, but if it does, that is fine too.  Your wedding day is way too important not to have exactly the right person for your day.   I fully respect that, which is why I will never take a firm booking on the day we first meet.  It is important that you are fully comfortable with me as your Celebrant.    

For a no-obligation discussion about a truly personal ceremony with an international award-winning celebrant for your wedding, vow renewal, naming ceremony, or funeral, do get in touch.   judy(at)cherish-ceremonies.co.uk      <3   I'm looking forward to taking Cherish Ceremonies to the first wedding fair I've done with Perfect Brides, and meeting the organiser, who I have only met on social media so far!   

I will be at St John's Hotel in Solihull from 11am - 3pm, explaining how a Celebrant can really make your #Wedding Ceremony come alive.   

Don't settle for what everyone else has.  Make it the Ceremony of your Life!    After all, you are only going to do this once....     Traditional or Quirky, romantic or humorous, religious content or not...     I use my long experience of writing, public speaking, presenting, to make your Ceremony so very special, and not just that 'half hour with boring readings just before the reception' 

Stand out from the crowd with Cherish Ceremonies - for the Ceremony of your Life!   Today, I'm meeting a lovely couple to go through their wedding ceremony.  We will make final choices of readings, vows and symbolism.    

The venue is The Lord Leycester Hospital (which isn't a hospital!) in Warwick - it dates from 1571 and I'm so thrilled to be their recommended Celebrant.

If you'd like a ceremony  there; a wedding, vow renewal, baby naming or memorial, do give me a shout.    I'm offering a signed watercolour print of the venue, painted by a local artist. 

There is a wonderful ceremony room; a chapel or the beautiful gardens - and I can use any of them for your ceremony :)
  Today is a writing day.  

Weddings:   A new script, one finalised script, one first draft script.   

One Vow Renewal final draft about to go to print, and one baby naming ceremony in research.    

.... And 2 funerals being written too.   Busy Celebrant!!  

Rest assured that everything is proof-read, twice by me, and also by you!  You have the final say on anything I produce.... after all, it is your ceremony, not mine.   It's not about me -  it is all about you <3   Look at this beautiful bride to be!  She is at the Wedding Fair at the Great Barn in Aynho, trying on a fabulous dress from 21 Dresses in Banbury... oh - and look at the lovely banner behind her!  ;-)       
(One of the organisers helped me put the banner stand up - and let go of the retaining pole, which thwacked me in the eye, so I have been using concealer to disguise the bruise!!)   I love this week's post: thank you cards are affirmations I'm getting it right.   I'm so grateful that people take the time to do this.   So thank you to YOU too!   X
  I've had to turn away 4  Cherish Wedding Ceremony requests this week already, because I am already booked.   And the Celebrant colleague that I often pass work to is also booked up.   

Don't dither too long - get your date in the Cherish Diary before it disappears!  There aren't many 2015 weekends left, and the 2016 diary is also in use.   It is just £25 to 'Save the Date'  whilst you sort out your venue, before you decide whether to confirm  your booking...     Not bad for peace of mind!   It was lovely to see Katherine Allen Bridal and 21 Dresses at the Wedding Fairs yesterday - lots of beautiful wedding gowns on display.   It seems the latest trend coming in is 1930s glamour.   For 2015, think gold, think slim fitting, think bugle beads, think pearls, think feathers, think lavish!   Thank you to all the lovely couples we met today at wedding fairs at Sulgrave Manor and at   The Great Barn, Aynho - I'm looking forward to creating more beautiful unique ceremonies for my new Cherish couples.    The Cherish Diary edges ever closer to putting out the 'Full' sign ....

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