Many people are still unclear about what a celebrant does. When I told my friends and family that I wanted to be a celebrant, some of them asked "a what"?
A celebrant is a person who officiates at a ceremony or rite, such as a wedding, funeral or naming ceremony. Think of a celebrant as a 'master of ceremonies' - the person who holds the space, conducts the ceremony and keeps everything going. A celebrant can officiate a bespoke, personalised ceremony and include religious or spiritual content if desired.
Celebrants are usually self-employed and work independently of any religious or statutory organisation.
At the moment, celebrants cannot legally marry couples in England. Registrars can process and approve a couples marriage licence and conduct a legally binding ceremony at licenced venues only.