Fees

Our prices are listed as from however as standard they include the following as part of your ceremony:

  • An initial meeting to discuss your requirements for the service and to start the initial planning of the ceremony.

  • Ceremony outline followed by redrafts as required.

  • Liaising with other contributors who'll be taking part in the ceremony.

  • Unlimited email and phone call consultations as required.

  • A dress rehearsal the day before a wedding.

  • Anything else I can do to make your ceremony personal to you.

NB - possible additions such as mileage over 30 miles from my base in West Sussex, travel, accommodation and international travel can be discussed during initial planning meetings.

Prices for 2022 / 2023

Weddings - £500

Naming Ceremonies - £250

Renewal of Vows - £400

Funerals - £220

Funerals - where a Funeral Director is involved, the fee will be calculated as part of their costings and will be paid direct to them.

 

FAQ's

The Answers You Need

Can we meet before we decide to book?

I like to meet you soon after your initial enquiry to hear your ideas and requirements. This no-obligation meeting, in a quiet corner of a pub or coffee shop, enables you to decide if I’m the Celebrant for you before you make a booking. If because of distance we can’t meet in person, we’ll chat online instead.

How far are you willing to travel to assist with our ceremony?

I’m based near Arundel, West Sussex and I cover all areas of Sussex and Surrey. However, I’m willing to consider enquiries from further afield, although please note that travel expenses are charged at 45p mile for all but very local journeys.

Do you offer same-sex weddings?

Yes! I am proud to offer wedding ceremonies for any couple of any sexual preference or gender orientation and see no differentiation between the devotion a heterosexual couple, transgender or same-sex couple have for each other – love is love!

Where can I hold my Wedding Ceremony?

Anywhere you wish as long as you have the permission of the landowner or venue owner! Your venue does not need to be a licensed wedding venue as your ceremony is not legally binding, but you can also hold it in a venue which is also licensed for Civil Ceremonies.

Can I hold my ceremony outdoors?

Yes, outdoor weddings are so popular! How about by a lake, where a wedding proposal took place, in the forest, at a ruin, in a garden, on a rugby pitch, in a tepee, where you met, on the train… the options are endless! It’s wise to have a back-up plan for bad weather though!

When can I hold my ceremony?

That’s very flexible, according to my availability. I will officiate at your ceremony any month, day, and at any hour you choose. You may prefer a late afternoon ceremony which leads straight into evening celebrations, or why not at sunrise, or by candlelight or under the stars?

How long will my Wedding Ceremony last?

A typical ceremony usually lasts between 20 – 40 minutes, depending on how many readings and songs you include and whether you involve any symbolic elements like handfasting.

What should we wear for our ceremony?

Whatever you like! Most brides choose to wear a wedding dress for a wedding ceremony, but there’s certainly no rules. Whether you choose to wear something traditional, vintage or something more informal is up to you. Some couples go for a themed wedding – and why not?!

Will we be able to have a rehearsal before the ceremony?

I offer a dressed-down rehearsal with key participants, at the venue, usually the day before. The only extra charge for this is my return travel cost.

I want my ceremony to be different, alternative, elaborate, and/or quirky - is that OK?

Absolutely! It really is all about you and your preferred style as a couple! I’m very open-minded!

Does it matter what culture, faith or religion I am?

The ceremony isn’t restricted by any culture, faith or religion. Unlike a Registrar or Humanist wedding, with a Celebrant you can add religious songs or words if you wish.

Can I include readings and poems in my ceremony?

Of course. You can include as many readings as you wish – whether religious or secular, silly or sentimental. You can invite a guest or family member to read one for you, or write something personal. I have a large stock of suggestions if you need inspiration.

Can I include music and/or hymns?

You can include songs, music or hymns for before, during and after the ceremony and can choose to play these either on a PA system (which you’re responsible for organising with the venue) or have them performed by live musicians, arranged in advance.

Can I write my own wedding vows?

You can compose them or adapt ones found through research. Vows can be as sweet, silly or sentimental as you want. You’ll have email contact with me throughout the process for help if you need it and I have many vow examples to inspire you!

 

GDPR Policy

 Ceremonies by Stefan. 

Stefan Field, Independent Civil Celebrant

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) Privacy Notice


My contact details: 

Mr Stefan Field (known as Stefan Field)

Email Address:  info@ceremoniesbystefan.com

Mobile: 07867 618 937

Website: www.ceremoniesbystefan.com

I, Stefan Field (Ceremonies by Stefan) and my associates take our obligations concerning data protection seriously.  I am providing this notice, so you have information about how I collect and process your personal data.  Please read this Privacy Notice as it has important information you need to know.


What information do I collect and process?


In order for me to help with your needs I may collect from you some necessary personal data. “Personal Data” is information about you which, either on its own or when connected with other data, allows me to identify you as an individual customer to provide you with my services. The personal data I hold may include the following:

  • Your full name and contact information (address, town, postcode, email and phone number)

  • Your credit card details and/or bank account details (if paying by cheque or bank transfer)

  • Your ceremony venue details (including time and date)

  • Your calls and correspondence with me

  • Your feedback

  • Images taken during /after the ceremony by myself, a professional photographer or others

Personal data will be collected directly from you or passed to me by a referral business. However, some personal data may, where lawful to do so, or with your consent, be collected by me from third parties (e.g. your planner/venue).


Why do I need your personal data?


I process personal data about you for a number of purposes, including: 

• For internal record keeping (to respond to customer enquiry and invoicing)

• To make an appointment with you to assess your needs

• To process payments by credit/debit card or bank account details

• To remind or update you of progress or appointment dates

• To provide my services to you as requested or agreed

• To enable me to create and write your ceremony

• To follow up after the ceremony to ensure you’re happy with the service provided

• To help me improve the services I offer

 This list is not exhaustive and may be updated from time to time. I do not ‘trade’ in your personal data and will not sell or rent your details.


How do I Store Your Data?


All data received in electronic format is accessed via a secure, password protected WiFi network and stored only on the hard drive of a password protected laptop computer used solely by myself.  Data is also accessed and stored on a business mobile phone, which is passcode protected.  Unsecured or public WiFi ‘hotspots’ are not logged into on either this laptop or mobile phone.

Hard copies of information eg notes taken of meetings and signed copies of contracts are stored securely in a room designated as a home office with no unsupervised public access.  When handwritten notes are taken offsite (for instance when meeting a couple for an initial meeting) the notebook is always kept on my person and not left in an unattended car. 


Who will your personal data be shared with?


I do not share your data with any third-party suppliers unless for the explicit purpose of carrying out your ceremony and not without your permission.

Only with your permission will I share limited data on my website and social media platforms.

I may disclose specific information upon lawful request by government authorities, law enforcement and regulatory authorities where required or permitted by law. 

Your personal information will not be transferred to, stored or otherwise processed outside the UK.


Do I get involved in direct marketing?


I do not involve your data in any direct marketing activities apart from requests for optional customer service feedback and the use of images.  Photographs taken by myself and those provided by the Client of real ceremonies I have conducted are shared only for the marketing of the service provided by ‘Ceremonies by Stefan’.  Clients are only identified by forename and brief details of their ceremony (eg location and month/year). 

Clients’ prior permission for the use of images is included in the Terms & Conditions which accompany the Contract which must be signed by all customers (2 signatures in the case of couples).  

What rights do you have to amend personal data?

You have the right to review the personal data held by me and have inaccurate information about you corrected.  To understand more about our data processing activities, to request access to your personal information or withdraw consent please contact me in writing by email at info@ceremoniesbystefan.com


How long do I keep your personal data?


I may keep your details on record for as long as it is necessary to meet record keeping requirements.  I hold booking, invoice and email details for seven years.  They are then deleted in accordance with data protection and other applicable legislation.


Changes to this Privacy Notice


I may change this Privacy Notice from time to time to reflect changes in the law.


How to complain


You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how I have used your data.

         The ICO’s address:            

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

Please note:  You are under no obligation to provide me with your personal data, but not providing certain data could prevent me from providing a service for you.