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What is a Celebrant?

What is a Life Cycle Celebrant®?

Celebrants are people in your community who are professionally trained and legally authorized to perform a variety of ceremonies to mark milestones in your life, including: weddings, renewal of vows, commitments, baby welcomings and adoptions, survivor tributes, coming of age, wise woman, divorce, retirements, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, memorials, end of life celebrations, civic and corporate ceremonies. The Celebrant's mission is to create a ceremony that reflects YOUR needs, beliefs, cultural background, values and tastes.

How do Life Cycle Celebrants®, differ from other officiants, such as celebrants, clergy or judges or registrars?
In a Life Cycle Celebrant®, Ceremony, YOU are empowered. Nothing is imposed on you. Instead, in a collaborative process, the Celebrant will guide you in choosing rituals, readings, symbols and music to fulfill YOUR ideals. Your Celebrant will:

Meet with you at a relaxing interview to discuss your vision of the ceremony.
Consult with you by phone and email until the ceremony is just right.
Interview family and friends, with your permission, and include their words and participation in the ceremony.
Rehearse the ceremony with you and your party.
Present the honoree with a beautiful keepsake copy of the ceremony to mark the occasion.
What do Life Cycle Celebrants®believe?
Celebrants believe that appropriate ceremonies are an important way of bringing happiness and mental balance to individuals, and connection and beauty within society. They believe in people. They believe in adding to the sum total of human happiness wherever they can assist in doing so. Celebrants are trained to focus on YOUR values and priorities. YOUR ceremony is a total reflection and an extension of YOU.

Who would use the services of a Life Cycle Celebrant®?
The answer is ANYONE and EVERYONE! Whether you are secular, religious, spiritual, non-denominational, part of an interfaith or multicultural family, or if you simply wish to express yourself in a manner of YOUR own choosing, a Celebrant can help you create a ceremony that respects all that is meaningful to YOU.

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