What does a wedding ceremony normally include?
What follows is a list of the usual components that make up a wedding ceremony. One of the wonderful things about having a Professional Australian Wedding Celebrant work with you to write and then conduct your ceremony is that you have far more choice in what is said, where it is conducted and the look and feel of your ceremony.Read more
How do you choose a wedding celebrant?
How we put it all together: From your initial phone call, text or e-mail, through to the actual wedding day and beyond. This is the standard, if there is such a thing; flow of events. Note that this is the way I do things at Your Celebrant and that others will differ in their approach. I cannot emphasise too strongly the importance of meeting personally with your candidates and discussing your requirements with them.Read more
How do we write our personal vows?
If you are one of my couples and the 40 plus selection of vows that I supply in my resource folder, do not appeal, then I welcome you to write your own. Keep in mind that it is in the asking (that optional part where you say “I DO”) that some light heartedness can be injected. The Vows on the other hand must be preceded, include or be followed by the legally required statement.Read more
How do we personalise our ceremony?
I was reading a forum for celebrants the other day and it occurred to me that many celebrants supply their clients a selection of what I can only describe as pre-fab ceremonies. A selection of two or three ceremonies where only the names need be changed and the job is done. Admittedly this gives couples choice, but negligible options only gives the appearance of choice.Read more
How do you we make it all come together?
You may have wondered at some stage, especially if have read part one, how we put together the various elements of a wedding ceremony. Well like most things, different people do things in different ways. Some, as mentioned in part one, take short cuts. Some use a one size fits everybody approach. Others develop a system which allows for flexibility, whilst others create from the ground up and build upon the experience gained over years of such creating.Read more
Where do you and I stand?
Location, location, location is a real estate maxim that emphasises the importance of position. Some of these considerations in that regard are immediate surroundings, aspect (which direction one is facing), and the surrounding services. Let us now look at these considerations that are emphasised as so important in real estate and approach it with a view to seeing similar benefits, or otherwise, and their relationship to a wedding ceremony.Read more
Is a wedding ceremony a type of performance?
For the sake of full disclosure and transparency, I should mention that I have been a variety style entertainer for 40 years and have, amongst other qualifications, an Associate Diploma in Arts (Dance). I state this up-front for two reasons. Firstly it accounts for my innate bias and secondly, it means, that I know what I am talking about. Forty years is a hell of a head start on most others who enter into celebrancy from other backgrounds.Read more
What is a commitment ceremony?
A commitment ceremony has always been an option for those couples that, for whatever reason, do not wish to tie the knot in the legal sense. But wish to publicly display, in a ceremonial manner, that they are “Committed” to each other. That their connection is unwavering, permanent and has the outward appearance of a marriage but without the legality.Read more