Let me be your naming celebrant

You have a new addition to the family, or maybe you have adopted a child, or perhaps there is a new step-child to welcome into the fold. Whatever the circumstances, CONGRATULATIONS!!

And the even better news is that you are considering having a Celebrant to officiate at your ceremony.

A naming ceremony is a wonderful way to celebrate any of the above. It can be held at any venue of your choice, on any day of the week and is completely personalised to you and your family.

Written from scratch, I will work with you to understand what you would like including in the ceremony. We can involve members of your friends and family in the service, who might like to say a reading, or a poem, for example. You can even include other children in the ceremony and you can choose your own music to accompany this very special event. I can provide a PA system as part of my package, which will ensure that all of your guests can hear what’s happening. I can also assist with your music choices.
At a church led Christening you would have godparents taking part in the ceremony. We can do exactly the same thing, at a celebrant led Naming Ceremony, but we often refer to them as Guardians or Positive Mentors. There are no restrictions and, unlike a traditional church christening, your ‘godparents’ do not have to fill in any forms, or confirm that they have been christened.

As part of my service to you, I will include a presentation naming certificate and a gift for the child being named.

A naming ceremony is a lovely way to welcome a child into your family, or it can be combined with a significant milestone, such as their first birthday, which can then be combined with a celebratory party, the only limit to what can be achieved is your imagination.

Naming ceremonies start from just £299.

Happy Families Say

“Dave arranged to visit us at home to discuss our naming ceremony with us. He had a clear understanding as to how we would like the ceremony to be, as well as keeping in mind our wish to have some more traditional elements in the service, such as readings, guardians promises and photo opportunities.

On the day, Dave acted with professionalism and made my partner and I feel very relaxed and able to enjoy the occasion to the full. He was friendly, approachable and many of our guests commented on how good, and personal the ceremony was. To finish it off, Dave provided us with a wonderful keepsake of the day and a Naming Certificate for our son, which included the signatures of his guardians.

Without a shadow of a doubt, I would recommend Dave Foster to anyone considering using a Celebrant.”

– Matt & Becky Roberts.

Ready to celebrate?

I am truly passionate about what I do and I can’t wait to work with you to create something truly memorable, heartfelt and warming.