Introducing The Wedding School

As well as aiming to provide the best bespoke ceremony that suits YOU, I am also attempting the revolutionise the whole preparation process by making the legal preparations easier and ensuring you have all of the facts regarding civil marriage in one easy session. Much like my work as a registrar led to my celebrant training it also gave me a passion for helping anyone planning a ceremony to be better informed. Do have a read and see what you think.

If you book a session with The Wedding School either at a group workshop or one-to-one meeting you will receive a 15% discount off your fee if you then book me to perform your wedding ceremony.

The Wedding School is an idea that has been bubbling away for over a year and finally came to life earlier this year. The Wedding School is me, Emma Richards, and I want to revolutionise how we go about getting married! The concept developed while working as a registrar and noticing how little couples knew about what they need to do to get married and what actually happens on the day. Finding out all of the details isn’t always that easy and can be time consuming. I really feel for brides who have spent so much time preparing for the biggest day of their lives then they get let down by the ceremony which, let’s face it, is what it’s all about.  I want to ensure no bride will ever have to utter the words ‘I didn’t know.’

How does The Wedding School work?

Wedding School works in two ways: the group workshop, and one-to-one sessions. If you attend a workshop you will be greeted with a glass of wine. We then have the presentation followed by a Q&A session. If you still aren’t sure about anything after the event you can contact me for a further consultation at no additional cost. Workshops are great for swapping ideas too; after all, everyone there will be in the same boat as you so perhaps someone will know of the perfect bridal shop, or that great discount at the florist. I want to create a community feel where we can all help each other.

Check the website for upcoming events which will initially take place in the Greater London area then will move further afield before finally going for world domination!!

Group sessions aren’t for everyone so, alternatively, you can arrange to meet with me for an individual session. If you are planning to visit England from another country in order to get married I can assist you via Skype and email at a time that suits you, not the register office.

We cover the following:

Giving notice of intention: how to do it, where to do it, when to do it, and what is actually going to happen when you do it.

How to avoid common mistakes at registration.

Registrar versus celebrant – pros and cons.

Civil registration law – what you can and can’t do at a civil ceremony.

The composition of a ceremony script.

Top hints and tips for music, photography and venues.

What will happen at a civil ceremony.

Advice on pre-nuptial agreements and things to remember after you marry.

Plus, anything else you can think of: I am here for you to the bitter end!

Any advice for brides to be?

For me I think the best piece of advice I can give a bride is to enjoy it! Sometimes I see brides get so focussed on all the small details they forget to be in the moment and just take it all in with the one they love.

Wedding Fairs

I will be attending a few fairs over the coming months, this gives you an ideal opportunity to find out a little bit more about what I do as well as book a session. Upcoming events are as follows:

Exceptional Events Wedding Fair, Sunday 30th June, Hammersmith.–fulham-town-hall.html

Guides For Brides Wedding Fair, Sunday 7th July, Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Our Wedding Fair, Saturday 7th September, Enfield

Landmark Autumn Wedding Fair, Sunday 15th September, Teddington.

Miss Vintage Wedding Affair, Sunday 20th October, Battersea.

Hope to meet you at one/all of these fab events!