As a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants I am required to uphold the following standards of service.
To avoid at all times attitudes of pretentiousness, authoritarianism and self importance, or an overbearing style which would intimidate a client from exercising their rights or wishes for a ceremony.
To inform clients of sources available to them for personalising a ceremony, this will make their choice and therefore their ceremony truly meaningful.
To avoid portraying intruding personal beliefs, prejudices or preconceived ideas into the ceremony, wherein the client wishes to express their beliefs and/or philosophies in their own way.
To always put the needs of the client first in order to create the right ceremony on every occasion.
To encourage and facilitate the participation of others in a ceremony, wherever possible.
To be available to conduct a rehearsal before a Wedding/Civil Partnership Ceremony to ensure everything goes smoothly on the day and to choreograph the Wedding Party so the couple gain the very best photography of their special day.
To dress appropriately for the occasion and in accordance with any special requests from the client (within reason).
To present oneself, given the style of dress required, in the best possible way, neat, clean and dignified, and to always maintain standards of personal hygiene.
To arrive punctually at an agreed time, and a reasonable time before the commencement of the ceremony.
To organise and orchestrate the ceremony as skilfully as possible, speaking with clear diction and a sincere voice, always keeping in mind that the ceremony is a very special and memorable moment in somebody’s lifetime.
To avoid rushing away from the ceremony venue in haste, but wait an appropriate time, so as to give the ceremony respect, importance and attention.