Feministry Celebrant Training

Living and Loving


Ceremonies of Marriage, Transitions and Threshold Moments

In this module we will cover the various ceremonies of adult life- the major focus being Marriage Ceremonies, but also:

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Coming of Age (around age 16-18)
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Handfastings
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Vow Renewals
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Name Change Ceremonies
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Menarche/Menopause/Croning
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Pre/post Surgery and any and all transitions and thresholds of life.

Every ceremony is unique, and every ceremony requires a sensitive and skilled planning phase


On a practical level we will cover:
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The structure of a wedding ceremony: what goes where, and why.
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Including children
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Blending Families
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Celebrating diversity
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Roles to incorporate others
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Music choices
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Poem/Reading choices
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Addressing the couple & congregation
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Choosing and writing vows
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Handfasting/Joining of the Hands
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Ceremony enhancements- choosing wisely!
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Ring exchange options
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Legal considerations
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Pronouncement and first kiss
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Cultural considerations & variations

We will also cover wedding ceremonies where all is not as the couple might have hoped

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Marriage in Anticipation of Death,
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Hospice/Hospital Weddings
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Weddings that will be closely followed by a Funeral, and the associated legal processes for an accelerated Notice of Intent to Marry

If you’re ready to explore any of these modules in more depth, please get in touch to enquire about joining our training celebrant programme.