Naming Ceremonies

Naming ceremonies are a special way to welcome your child into your family and wider community.

They are an alternative to a christening in a church, but you can still have god parents or 'guide parents' and include members of your family.

 

A naming ceremony is about mums and dads promising to be the best parents they can be infront of their loved ones. You can write your own promises to your child or we can do it together.

I will tell your family story before inviting you to give your child their chosen name. We can include music, readings and rituals like a wishing tree or a time capsule. There are many poignant things you can do to wlecome your new arrival. This is also a lovely way to welcome an adopted child into the family.

 

Naming ceremonies are less formal than christenings, but they can still include religious or spiritual content if that's what you'd like. They can also be held almost anywhere. 

 

I'll give you a Naming Ceremony certificate at the end, and send you a souvenir copy of the script.

Costs

Wedding Celebration and Civil Partnership £400

 

Naming Ceremony £300

 

Renewal of Vows £300

 

Commitment Ceremony £250

What's included

No obligation chat on the phone / facetime or in person.

Comprehensive planning meeting preferably at the venue.

Poetry, reading and music suggestions.

Phone and email support.

Creations of the ceremony and a draft script for approval.

Unlimited revisions to the script.

Delivery of the ceremony on the day.

Commemorative ceremony certificate on the day.

Souvenir script sent afterwards.

Travel within 30 miles of my home,  40p per mile beyond that.

What's not included

 Items used in the rituals.  E.g. Time capsules or Wishing trees. I am happy to provide these items for you, and add them to the bill, or you can source them yourself.

Music, this is generally provided by the venue, in consultation with yourself.  However I will liase with them to make sure it's there on the day.

Rehearsal, unless you specifically want one.