Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions about ceremonies on Ibiza, and the role of a Celebrant


 Photo for Sofia Gomez Fonzo

Photo for Sofia Gomez Fonzo

What will I say?

I will collaborate with you every step of the way to make sure that your ceremony expresses everything that you want it to, and almost more importantly, doesn't include anything you don't want!

My aim is to build a relationship with you, and speak to some of your closest family and friends, so that your ceremony truly reflects your personalities and relationship. 

I understand that every wedding day, just like every couple, is different, so I will create a ceremony which is in-keeping with the vibe that you want to set on your day. Whether you want it to be romantic, funny, serious, traditional or a mixture of them all, I will take your lead to create something wonderful for your special occasion.

 

What is the legality of the ceremony?

The ceremonies I perform in Ibiza are not legally binding, and so the legalities of your marriage should be done by a registrar in the UK /your home country, before or after your wedding celebration on Ibiza. 

For UK residents, find out how to get your marriage certificate here.

 

How far in advance should you book?

I recommend booking as soon as possible to make sure that you don't lose out on your selected date.

You can pay a 20% non refundable deposit to guarantee the date and time of your ceremony. To do so, go the Contact Me page and send me a message to enquire about my availability. 

 

What will I wear? 

It is your day, so I will wear whatever fits in best with your theme. If not specified, I will wear a pale colour dress or blouse with trousers/skirt. I will check with you before the day, so that if you want me to wear a specific colour or theme, I will be more than happy to have an excuse to go shopping!

 
 Photo by Dario Sanz Photography

Photo by Dario Sanz Photography

Can I keep a secret?

YES! AND I ALSO LOVE SURPRISES. 

Discretion is incredibly important, I won't discuss anything about your ceremony with anyone but you, unless you specifically ask me to.

Please let me know in advance if there is something that you wan't me to know about, whether it is to help with a surprise, or if I need to avoid mentioning something, it's handy to keep me involved! 

 

What inspired me to become a Celebrant?

My inspiration to become a Celebrant began when my best friend asked me to be her maid of honour a few years ago. I spent a lot of time on Pinterest making boards with her for ideas on decoration, dresses, invites etc, and I came across some ceremony scripts written by Celebrants. I'd never realised before then that this was a part of the wedding day that could be customised, and I had no idea about all of the possibilities there are! I became really interested and after reading script after script of incredibly beautiful personalised wording, and researching amazing real life ceremonies, symbolic rituals and personalised vows, I realised this is something I would LOVE to do!

A few of my closest friends on Ibiza actually work in the wedding industry here, and when I reached out to them with the idea of becoming a Celebrant, they were extremely enthusiastic and excited to have someone new break into the role. 

 

What makes me qualified to perform ceremonies?

I'm trained by the best.

I am very proud to be a certified Family Celebrant after training with the UK Society Of Celebrants. Professional training isn't necessary for the role, but it gave me the opportunity to learn from some of the best celebrants in the UK (ask me about my training mentor, you'll be impressed!). UKSOC are dedicated to training celebrants who write and perform professional, one of a kind wedding ceremonies, vow renewals, commitment, and naming ceremonies, which was incredibly inspirational for me. Along with the training, I received a large variety of resources such as readings, information on symbolic rituals and spiritual ceremonies, and I am part of their online community where Celebrants can share ideas and advise each other.

I am also part of The Celebrant Directory, and the European Collective of Celebrants, where celebrants from all over the world share their knowledge and inspire each other. And, in November 2018 I will be attending a two day convention on celebrancy with the ECC in Malaga, Spain. 

 
 

If you have any other questions for me that haven't been answered on this page, please contact me and I will get back to you as quickly as I can!