It seems that more and more people are choosing to use a Celebrant for one of life’s milestone ceremonies, such as Weddings, Baby Naming’s and Vow Renewals or Funerals and Memorial Ceremonies. A Celebrant creates and officiates a unique and bespoke ceremony to mark life’s milestones.
Non-religious weddings in Ireland are approaching parity with those which take place in the Catholic Church, according to the latest figures released by the Central Statistics Office. Figures for 2019 show that couples choosing to be married in the Catholic Church accounted for 43.6 percent of Irish marriages in 2019, compared to 41 percent who opted for a non-religious ceremony (Celebrants).
Catholic marriages in Ireland accounted for 47.6 percent of all marriages in 2018, 51 percent in 2017, 53.7 percent in 2016. The equivalent figure in 1990 was 93.2 percent.
Five years ago, very few people knew about Celebrants. In the last three years, it has become more and more popular for people to use a Celebrant for various milestone ceremonies.
A Celebrant is an individual who officiates a unique and customized ceremony to mark a person’s life’s milestones.
These days, you can find two main types of celebrants: Humanist and Independent. The former is mainly known for doing ceremonies that have no religious or non-religious content, while the latter can also include a variety of content.
Back when celebrants first started appearing, they were mainly Humanists who performed ceremonies if you did not want a religious ceremony.
Today, due to the rise of Independent Celebrants, who are more flexible in their approach to creating ceremonies, many people are looking for something that is written specifically for them.
Many Independent Celebrants can perform various types of ceremonies, such as weddings and baby naming. Some of them also specialize in specific types of ceremonies such as funerals.
People now know that they can have their own unique ceremonies and it is possible to have something that has been created specifically for them. They love the idea that they don’t have to go to the traditional and standard locations and formats and can really do things their way.