Welcome to
Beautiful Day Celebrant

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

I am Alicen Dines – an experienced wedding, funeral and naming day celebrant, based in Bridport, West Dorset. 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 will feel true to them. It will bring family and friends together and good memories, which last well beyond the short time of the ceremony. This is what a Beautiful Day Celebrant occasion 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.”

These are some of the ceremonies I offer

  • Weddings
  • Renewal of vows
  • Naming & welcome celebrations
  • Funerals
  • Celebrations of life and memorial services

Why do you need a celebrant?

Planning a special day can be daunting because it’s so close to your heart. A celebrant turns your ideas into something real, that will work brilliantly. 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 and create 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 by an experienced celebrant really stands out from the crowd.

Whether you’re confident or a bit unsure, I can help. I am a sounding board, I have lots of ideas and 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. On the day, I will be calm, collected and smiling, so you can relax.

I am an independent celebrant, so I am free to use any form of words that fit with your beliefs. I can include religious or spiritual content, from all traditions, or the ceremony can be secular or humanist. It will fit with you, your style and theme, be it traditional or modern, formal or relaxed.

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 like and feel a connection with. She/he will listen to you, understand where you’re coming from and what you want. 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!

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