"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams", Eleanor Roosevelt
An independent celebrant gives you the freedom to move away from traditional restrictions, allowing you to celebrate where and when you want to, with a ceremony designed uniquely for you.
Diana is the preferred wedding celebrant for some of the most exclusive venues in the UK and works with some of the country’s top wedding planners. See Diana’s valued and trusted suppliers.
She has had the pleasure of working with many of the country’s top and international wedding planners for many years now – either as a celebrant for their own bespoke weddings and naming days, or via kind recommendations to their clients. On numerous occasions she has been given the opportunity to create the most unique wedding ceremonies for couples in the UK and overseas. She is also a recognised Ceremony Expert and listed with the Expert Sources Register as a Member of Expertise.
For couples looking for a truly bespoke ceremony a celebrant-led wedding has become more and more popular over recent years. Whilst wedding celebrants officiate at a wedding ceremony, unfortunately they are not legally recognised in the UK (yet!). So Diana recommends that all her couples complete the legal documentation in a quick, simple and formal procedure ahead of their wedding day, in a process which she will gladly guide you through beforehand.
There are so many reasons why couples choose to hire a celebrant; sometimes it’s because they live overseas and legally marry in their home country before their destination wedding in the UK; or it could be that they do not want a church wedding or a registry office wedding; some find a civil wedding at a venue too restrictive, while others simply want a truly unique service that is designed specifically for them, and over which they have full control.
If you are thinking about choosing a wedding celebrant for your wedding but you don’t know what to expect, or how to choose the right celebrant for you, a good place to start would be to ask for personal recommendations from your wedding planner, and from your family and friends.
Look at the websites of individual celebrants; check out their qualifications and experience, and read testimonials from past couples. When you have a shortlist we would suggest that you arrange a call to finalise who would be the best person to join your team of wedding day suppliers.
Diana encourages potential clients to think carefully before finally selecting the celebrant they want to work with.
To help you, she has compiled the following checklist so you can see if other celebrants come up to her high standards. By the way, Diana Saxby of Grace the Day, ticks ALL the boxes!
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Above all, you need to be confident that the Celebrant will respect your wishes and conduct your special ceremony the way you want it to be done, and without deviating from your instructions. Diana is committed to offering you her personal attention and the very best professional support.
Once you have spoken to Diana and agreed a date…
A free personal planning checklist written by one of the country's leading wedding planners is available by clicking the button below.Download Checklist
"And special thanks to each and every bride, groom and family who have put their faith in me to design and conduct a personal ceremony celebrating their happy event, and who have kindly supplied me with photos both as a personal memento of their day and granted me permission to share them publicly on my photo gallery page"