Monday, 30 June 2014

Civil Celebrancy Is Like DIY | It's All In The Preparation

Love is in the air
One of the most important things that underpins a beautifully crafted ceremony is the amount of preparation that goes into it. 

In that respect, civil celebrancy is a bit like DIY. Home renovators will tell you – and I’m one of them - that about 80 percent of the work involved in, say, renovating a room is in the filling, sanding, sugar soaping walls, undercoating and keying the first coat of paint. 

When two hearts beat as one
All that elbow grease, time and commitment is necessary to ensure that the final coat of colour looks flawless and transforms the room from an average to a stunning one. And so it is with our profession. Do the groundwork, invest in research, take time to get to know your clients as people and you’ll create an outstanding ceremony to be truly proud of and which your clients will cherish for its attention to detail.  
Chilston Park Hotel, Lenham, Kent

With this in mind, I'm doing the rounds of Kent wedding fairs to get some great ideas about how best to showcase my work when I attend five fairs in the autumn. Dates and locations are listed on my 18 June blog. 

On the weekend I visited stunning Chilston Park Hotel in Lenham, a 15th century Grade 1 listed country house set in 22 acres of parkland. I met many wedding suppliers from around the county and came away feeling totally inspired. Not only are the creative juices flowing but I was struck by the sense of community within the wedding industry. People were only too happy to share their experiences, give their time, help and support. 

It feels really nice, and very reassuring, to be part of a group of people who just want to do something special for others – create a bespoke, personal, meaningful day to remember for couples who just want the happiest day of their life together to be the best it can be. 
Love birds

Why settle for lumpy grey walls when you can bring them to life, and reflect your personality, with a splash of colour on a smooth surface? At Daisy Chain Civil Celebrants you can rest assured that I’ll go the extra mile to make sure you get the wow factor you want and deserve.