Baby Naming Ceremonies

Many people prefer to celebrate the birth of their child by having a secular ceremony which can be completely non religious or include an element of religion.

Create a Unique Ceremony

There’s no such thing as a typical family so why have a typical ceremony?

A Naming ceremony is a moving and meaningful way of gathering the people that are important to you to celebrate the arrival of your child,  making primises and introducing your little one to your community of family and friends.

A secular ceremony is a great alternative to a religious ceremony, opening up opportunities to celebrate a new life, welcome an adopted child to the family or to celebrate the creation of a new family unit when two families come together, you may also wish to include other children who may not have previously had a naming ceremony.

Supporting adults are an alternative to Godparents (and yes, you can choose what you want to call them) Grandparents or friends can promise their commitment and ongoing support. 

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Working With You

Naming Ceremonies have been around for years, often happening in people’s own homes.

Unlike the legal requirement to register the birth, there is no legal requirement to have a naming ceremony or for it to be held at a religious venue or a Register Office, which opens up lots of opportunities for a personalised celebration at a venue chosen by you.

Many people prefer to celebrate the birth of their child by having a secular ceremony which can be completely non religious or can include elements of religion or spirituality

The content is tailored to suit your personal preferences and beliefs making the occasion meaningful and personal which means that your ceremony won’t be a standard off the peg occasion, it will be unique to you and yours.

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Reasons to work with a Celebrant

Create a unique ceremony

Completely secular

Beginning-to-end contact

Get advice and support

Explore the alternatives

Magical memories

A ceremony like no other

Gain a life-long friend

Confidential service

About Celebrant Ceremonies

When creating a service or ceremony of their choice, many people are opting to blend something of their own character and personality with a bit of tradition.

More and more of us want to celebrate those special moments our own way or remember our loved ones in the style that suits them best.

In today’s more secular society, very often we are choosing to blend accents of styles and traditions that we readily identify with with our big occasions in life, which means that when we celebrate a new life, our relationships, rites of passage or the passing of someone that we love, we naturally look to our personal lifestyle choices and the values by which we live whilst still retaining the character and tradition of our heritage.

Traditions that can include elements of religion, spirituality, cultural values and the lineage and history that makes us who we are.

About Celebrant Ceremonies

When creating a service or ceremony of their choice, many people are opting to blend something of their own character and personality with a bit of tradition.

More and more of us want to celebrate those special moments our own way or remember our loved ones in the style that suits them best.

In today’s more secular society, more and more of us are choosing to blend accents of styles and traditions that we readily identify with the big occasions in life, which means that when we celebrate a new life, our relationships, rites of passage or the passing of someone that we love, we naturally look to our personal lifestyle choices and the values by which we live, whilst still retaining the character and tradition of our heritage.

Traditions that can include elements of religion, spirituality, cultural values and the lineage and history that makes us who we are.

Getting Started is Easy

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Phone Consultation

Send me a message or call 07969 063805 to arrange an initial chat about how I could help.

Book Appointment

If we are a good fit, then following our chat we can arrange to set up a meet and greet.

1st Meeting!

During our meeting, we can discuss your needs and I can answer any questions you have

The Detail…

My Baby Naming Ceremony Fees

My Basic Baby Naming Ceremony Package costs £200 for one child and £300 for two.

Additional charges may be applicable. You can see these here.

For Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day there will be an extra charge.

My Baby Naming Ceremony Service

First Meeting

This will take up to two hours, during this time we will discuss how you want your ceremony, readings and poems and I will help you to create a unique and beautiful service. Another meeting or longer time do not form part of the basic package and would incur further costs which we would agree when we arrange the contract.

Great Contact

You will have ‘end to end’ contact with me for help and guidance throughout the whole process.

Your Story

I will provide you with a draft copy of your story to check and agree. 

 

The Ceremony

Professional delivery of the ceremony will take up to 30 minutes at your chosen venue.

Please note; A longer ceremony does not form part of the basic package and would incur further costs to be agreed with you.

Multiple Naming Ceremony – (more than two) does not form part of the package and will incur further costs to be agreed with you.

Your Memories

I will give you a had finished copy of your ceremony personalised to your scheme or theme

Hello! I'm Liz

Family Celebrant

Working with you to bring a fresh approach to creating a personal and unique ceremony that is filled with love, laughter and heartfelt sentiments, and I believe creating something uplifting and memorable can only be done by spending time with you and getting to know you.  Choosing to work with a Celebrant opens up so many opportunities for you to have exactly what you want, whether you are celebrating a relationship or saying goodbye, and I would love to help.

Getting Started is Easy

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Free Phone Consultation

Send me a message or call 07969 063805 to arrange an initial chat about how I could help.

Book Appointment

If we are a good fit, then following our chat we can arrange to set up a meet and greet.

1st Meeting!

During our meeting, we can discuss your needs and I can answer any questions you have

"Thank you so much for yesterday Liz it was such a beautiful ceremony, I really can’t thank you enough – We have had such lovely comments from everyone that attended about how beautiful and personal the ceremony was. Thank you once again for making Penny’s naming so special x"

Sarah, Adam & Penelope Smallman

"Thank you Liz for all your hard work writing a beautiful naming ceremony for my baby boy! Everyone was touched by the wording and choice of poems! Thanks too for you help with the planning and on the day! Would highly recommend!"

Charlotte Collins

"Thank you Liz for making our daughters (Double) naming ceremony a wonderful day, the ceremony was everything we wanted and more! Thank you for getting to know my family and therefore making the ceremony so personal to us, I would highly recommend Liz as a celebrant, for a personal and stress free service."

Abi and Lee Newman with Summer and Georgia

Frequently Asked Questions

We don’t want a pre written script, how can we have a ceremony that is about us?

Oh, there are so many ways… let’s face it, your relationship isn’t like anyone else’s and your ceremony should reflect your love and commitment for each other in ways that suit you.

We will work together to make it all yours, I will guide you through it and in the end the format is up to you, it doesn’t have to be a mass produced re hash, so don’t feel that you have to settle. There is nothing lovelier or more liberating than the freedom to create something beautiful, moving and all yours, so let’s do this!

Is my  wedding ceremony with you legally binding?

No. If you wish your marriage to be legally recognised you will need to register your intent to marry at the Registry Office, telling them that you have already booked your celebrant and you just need a simple service to complete your paperwork and declarations.

Book a date that suits you with your local Registry Office, you will need two witnesses on the day. At the Registry Office you have to choose one declaration each from several legal statements, these are not vows, but legally binding words.  

To make it easier, think of the legal bit at the Registry Office as your marriage, then the wedding is the more personal celebration of your relationship with me where you can make more personal vows to each other, wherever you choose.

So is the exchanging of rings a legal requirement?

No, you don’t even have to exchange rings if you don’t want to.

I can discuss alternative ideas if you wish.

Do I have to hire a licensed venue?

No. Celebrant led ceremonies can be officiated anywhere, which means that you can choose a venue or place that is special to you, indoor or outdoor, at any time of the year.

Celebrants are also much more flexible around time; I don’t charge extra for evening or weekend weddings.

Does my ceremony have to be in office hours?

No. Celebrants are not restricted by times or working days which means you can celebrate your relationship in a relaxed, informal way with no time constraints. Or, it can be as formal and traditional as you want it to be, the choice really is yours.

I have carried out many afternoon and evening ceremonies as well as day time ones.

Is it expensive to book a Celebrant?

No. My prices compare very favourably to a registrar coming out to your venue, but you get so much more, and the cost won’t change depending on day, time or if it is a bank holiday.

Let’s Talk…

Ask a question or book an appointment below. 

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07969 063805

Manchester, UK

liz@unityceremonies.co.uk

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