Meet the Marriage Makers | Celebrant Sally Bawden
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Tell us a little about you and your lovely business!
Hello! I'm Sally - a celebrant living, working in and covering Dorset and the surrounding areas.
What is your favourite thing about working in the wedding industry and with Brides and Grooms?
I love the first initial meeting with a couple, sharing their excitement and getting to know them . Their reactions are amazing when I take the ceremony, as it's what we have been planning for months.
Are you spotting any trends for 2019/2020?
Couples have really bought into writing their own vows to each other as a surprise and conveying them in different ways. More unusual venues are being chosen too.
What do you offer that others can’t? What makes you unique?
I can offer a personalised wedding ceremony written solely for the couple, no standard scripts - the choice is theirs. They can really have exactly what they want.
What five words would you use to describe your business?
Exciting | Dynamic | Bespoke | Interesting | Different
What top tips would you like to share with our lovely couples planning their big day?
When couples decide on the venue they want, I recommend booking the celebrant at the same time. You book the basic ceremony, which costs approximately £57 at Registry Office to sign the legal papers, then I will do the rest including ring exchange and vows.
Anything else you would like to tell us?
A celebrant-led ceremony gives the couples a choice of venue (it does not have to be in a licensed premises) and a choice of ceremony. There are no standard scripts, so couples have the freedom to choose what they want.