Welcome to Beautiful Day

I believe every ceremony can and should be beautiful. Whether it’s a joyful wedding, a loving renewal of vows, the happiness of a baby naming or an emotional farewell.

I am Alicen Dines – based in Bridport, Dorset. I’m an experienced celebrant for weddings, funerals and naming days. I specialise in personal, bespoke ceremonies for all kinds of people, at every stage of life.

At the heart of every special day are the unique personalities of the people involved. When a ceremony is right, it feels true to them. It brings family and friends together and creates good memories, which last for years to come. This is what a Beautiful Day Celebrant ceremony is all about.

I am enthusiastic, imaginative, empathetic and relaxed. I have broad experience and high professional standards.

“Thank you so much for such a lovely wedding ceremony. You made our day just perfect. It was a truly wonderful day for us both.”

Why do you need a celebrant?

Planning a special day can be daunting. It’s something so close to your heart. A celebrant turns your ideas into reality, with a ceremony that works brilliantly and practically. Whether it’s something really simple, or more elaborate, a good ceremony creates focus, meaning and togetherness. It will include everything you want to say, in the way you want to say it. It will reflect your personality, your beliefs and traditions. This creates a great atmosphere that unites friends and family.

The best occasions, however relaxed they seem, are usually very well-organised. A bespoke ceremony, professionally delivered, really stands out from the crowd.

Whether you’re confident or a bit unsure of your ideas, I can help. I am a sounding board, plus I have lots of ideas of my own and I’ll offer as much advice as you want, or need. I will create and lead a beautiful ceremony for you, from beginning to end. Finding the right words and hitting the right note is my speciality. I keep an eye on timings, make sure everyone is feeling good and where they need to be. I think of the practicalities and possible pitfalls that you might not have considered. Above all, on the day, I will be calm, collected and smiling, so you can relax.

As an independent celebrant, I’m free to use any form of words that reflect your beliefs. Therefore, I can include religious or spiritual content, from all traditions, or the ceremony can be secular or humanist.

It’s your day and it’s entirely up to you!

How to choose a celebrant?

The answer is really simple. The right celebrant is the person you trust, get on well with and who listens to you and  understands what you are looking for. A good celebrant has a can-do attitude towards your ideas and be easy (preferably fun) to work with.

If you’d like to talk to me about your ceremony or reserve a date, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

Alicen Dines, independent celebrant
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