Welcome to SICA
Scottish Independent Celebrants’ Association
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What is SICA?
Welcome to our website! The Scottish Independent Celebrants’ Association is a bit of a mouthful, so we call ourselves SICA for short.
We are a professional body, proudly representing the Independent Celebrants of Scotland.
Whether you are looking to find the perfect celebrant for your ceremony or are a professional celebrant yourself,
we can support you on your journey. We are passionate about our work and about the craft of creating bespoke ceremonies.
We seek to promote and support the highest standards of Scottish Celebrancy.
What is a Celebrant?
In short, a celebrant is a person who conducts a formal ceremony in the community.
As the name suggests, the ceremony will usually be a celebration, honouring a life lost, welcoming a new life or identity, or marking an important rite of passage. The celebrant works closely alongside their families and clients to ensure a stress free and tailored experience. The ceremonies will be beautiful, meaningful and memorable.
Why choose a Celebrant?
All our celebrants here at SICA are autonomous. This means that they operate completely independently of any formal groups, ideas or concepts.
This gives your SICA celebrant free rein to truly reflect your ideas and beliefs in your ceremony. There are no rules. Each ceremony is bespoke. A unique tapestry of each individual person’s experience of life and what is truthful to them. Heart-felt ceremonies, filled with love and meaning.
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Already a celebrant? Thinking of becoming a celebrant? How we can help.
Funeral & Memorial Ceremonies
Honouring and celebrating a life, respectfully recalling and sharing precious memories.
Weddings, Handfasting & Vow Renewal
Two people choosing to commit themselves to each other, or renewing and making that commitment afresh.
Naming and Welcoming
Celebrate the arrival of your beautiful new baby, or honour and recognize a new name or identity.