janet shell celebrant

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Professional opera singer, Janet Shell, is a trained celebrant (AMC), published author and radio presenter. She knows how to communicate and reach out to people which makes her a brilliant choice!
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Vocal Coach
Celebrant / Officiant
Pre-Wedding Consultation
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Speech Writer
Last-Minute Orders
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Would you like a celebrant who sang at the first Royal Wedding at Hampton Court Palace in 500 years?! Janet knows how to deliver under pressure and is your total professional when it comes to wedding ceremonies. She has an ability to write creatively quickly and is an excellent communicator, always reaching out to her couples to check they are kept informed and happy. She is happy to take on last minute requests (up to 14 days before the ceremony is due). Janet operates an all inclusive fee to make finances easier and is happy to accept payment by instalment if it means you can have what you want. Vow renewals and naming day ceremonies are also part of Janet's portfolio


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Hersham, Surrey, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

When I was asked to sing for the wedding of the son of good friend, Peter Sissons

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

warm, friendly, inclusive, humour, kind

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am proud when somebody says they I helped make their day really special

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Never be afraid to ask

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Surprise bubbles for the bride from all her guests as she and her husband walked together after the ceremony

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Initial consultation either online, hearing the story and aspiration and ideas; then once booked, sending out my questionnaire to get more details; at that same moment, I give access to my Dropbox link which has more ideas and example vows etc; pulling together those ideas into something coherent and fluid; communicating as things crop up and nearer the day answering any queries - being in touch with other suppliers to check we are all on the same page and finally the day itself!

What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?

so far, a pagan themed ceremony with handfasting

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

communication, communication, communication!

What do you love most about your job?

Keep talking to your celebrant. The ceremony is a really key part of the success of your day, more than you think. It is what people will recall.

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

My favourite moment is seeing the faces of everybody when the bride appears