How It Works

As a Wedding Celebrant, I am able to conduct your ceremony for you, but prior to the ceremony you will need to organise all the legalities for your marriage. I am not a Registrar and so am unable to provide this service.

What most couples choosing to travel to Portugal for their wedding do, is complete the¬†legalities¬†with a Registrar in their home country. This therefore ties them to the legal requirements of marriage from that country and so is a lot more straight forward. You don’t need to exchange rings or go through the whole ceremony….that part can wait for sunny Portugal, with its beautiful views, in front of all your friends and family.

You then travel to Portugal and on the big day you walk down the aisle and together we go through the ceremony including the exchanging of rings. The type of ceremony, length, wording and location is totally up to you and can be traditional or totally unique.

Prior to the big day, you and I communicate, whether by email, Skype, face to face or on the telephone and prepare your ceremony wording. The joy of using a Wedding Celebrant is that you can have a ceremony that is especially written for you. I will help and guide you, offering suggested text until you are completely happy with the ceremony I have written for you. If you would like, I can attend a rehearsal prior to the big day….totally up to you. I will ensure that I arrive at your venue with plenty of time to have a quick chat with you both (individually as the Bride will be getting herself ready). Finally I will be there ready for you at the end of the aisle and together we will make your memorable moment special. Then you both have your first kiss as husband and wife and go and celebrate with your friends and family!!

Don’t be put off doing the legalities before you get here. It really takes the stress away from sorting it in Portugal but doesn’t take away any of the specialness of your wedding day and ceremony. You don’t even have to tell your guests, they will never know. You can also build in signing a certificate as part of your ceremony, if you wish.