wedding ceremonies by laura rusbridge sussex celebrant

Wedding Ceremonies

Having carried out many wedding ceremonies I understand what makes your special day work. With my experience and working closely with you I create bespoke, personalised ceremonies that will wow your family and friends. Not only do I write and deliver the ceremony, I choreograph and manage the whole space to make sure everything flows and runs without any problems, I take all the stress and worry away from you.

People often ask me what makes a perfect wedding ceremony, my answer is each one is different and that’s what makes it perfect. I work incredibly closely with my couples to understand their dreams for their special day, I listen to exactly what people want, understand their situation, and make it all happen. We have no restrictions on location, time or content which I think is the best part.

So how do I make this happen?

The Beginning

Once you contact me, I will offer you a free Zoom or telephone call to have a chat and meet with you. This is totally without obligation. We will spend some time chatting during which you can tell me all your plans, ask me questions, and also confirm if I am available on the day.

Moving On

The exciting bit! You let me know that you would like me to carry out your wedding ceremony! I will send you a booking form, and you can return that with the deposit. Some couples book me years in advance, but we will stay in touch!

Getting Closer

About three months before your wedding, we meet in person. This is the part I love the most – meeting both of you! We sit down and go through all your plans, discussing how you would like your ceremony to be and what you would like included. I will ask you lots of fun questions and learn all about you. It’s all very relaxed and usually involves coffee.

Fun inclusions: As a bespoke service, we can include anything you want. There are more traditional elements like promises, vows, ring exchange, and certificate signing. Have you also considered symbolic elements such as handfasting, sand ceremonies, and candle lighting? Moreover, you can involve your family, friends, children, or even pets!

Your Script

I write your ceremony script and send it to you for approval. Between us, we perfect it. Once you approve everything, if there are any changes and adaptations needed, they will be added until you are 100% happy.

We are getting closer

As we approach your big day, I am available for a rehearsal, or as I like to call them, sanity appointments! I like to meet you at the venue beforehand so we can walk around, sort out logistics, and ensure that everything runs smoothly for you.

The Big Day

Here we are! I am just as excited as you. I am at the venue early, making sure that the ceremony space is laid out and all the elements are covered. I liaise with your photographer and videographer to make sure that I understand where they will be and what they would like me to do, to ensure that your photos and videos look amazing.

The Big Day

I make sure your guests are seated correctly, any reserved spaces are kept, the rings are there, the music is ready, I am ready and you arrive!
Laura Rusbridge wedding ceremony based in sussex
- £490
wedding services funeral and naming ceremonies by laura rushbridge sussex celebrant
- £395

“These prices are based on ceremonies in Sussex. I do travel further afield regularly, and I am happy to confirm a price with travel for you. I keep these costs as reasonable as possible.

My prices are fully inclusive with no surprises. If you would like to include symbolic elements, I ask that you purchase handfasting cords, sand vessels, candles, etc. I provide certificates and the use of my PA system for microphone or music within my price, so there is no extra charge for this.

Some couples ask me to stay on and serve as a toastmaster, announcing them into the reception, the speeches, first dance, etc. I am happy to discuss a price for this.”

Client Testimonials

Everyone Needs a Laura!!!

Thank you so much for creating the most perfect ceremony for us. The attention to detail, kindness, and love is what made it beautiful and bespoke.
From the bottom of our hearts. Thank you!

With all our love
“The Russell’s “

Nicholas James-Russell

From the first moment we met Laura she put us at ease and explained in detail the procedure that would take place on our wedding day. The attention to detail and the wedding itself went off very smoothly and even our 4-year-old grandson managed to deliver both our wedding rings perfectly under the watchful eye of Laura.
Laura gave a very good caring and personal ceremony added on occasions with moments of humour.
It could not have been better. Thanks, Laura.

Michael Goddard

Laura was absolutely amazing, we cannot recommend her enough! 

She was so friendly and kind and went above and beyond to make sure the ceremony went smoothly. Laura took the time to get to know us in the weeks before our wedding, meaning the ceremony words were tailored to us and our story, making it so memorable and meaningful! The ceremony was something we will never forget. We had so many guests tell us the ceremony was the best part of the day which we think says it all! Thank you so much, Laura!

Imogen Capaldi