A little about Alicen Dines
I started my celebrant career as a marriage registrar with the Dorset Registration Service. In 2015, I trained as a funeral celebrant in 2016 and set up my own business Beautiful Day Celebrant in 2017.
“My vision is to offer beautiful ceremonies for all life’s milestones. They are 100% bespoke – in tune with the families and couples I work with. I love every aspect of being a celebrant. I meet amazing people every day and am lucky enough to work with them to create something really memorable and life-affirming.
“After taking a degree in English Literature, I started work as a PR consultant, promoting brands including Gillette razors, Walkers shortbread and Rolls-Royce motor cars. I organised lots of events and met people from all walks of life. Over the years, I learnt a huge amount about other people’s perspectives on the world.
“In the late 90s I spent several years working a presentation skills trainer for British Airways and London advertising agencies. I helped hundreds of people banish their fear of public speaking and enjoy giving a great speech. I still love to coach anyone struggling with their wedding speech, or funeral eulogy. If that’s you – please get in touch.
I recently completed a two year counselling skills course, which has been a great help in my celebrant work. I am a member of the Good Funeral Guild, which promotes high standards of funerals. I am listed on www.thecelebrantdirectory.com and www.hitched.co.uk“