Creating Your Ceremony
It’s simple, your ceremony should reflect the two of you and your relationship. Many details contribute to a wonderful ceremony and it’s my role as a Celebrant to not only nut out your vision, but to create the perfect ceremony for YOU, while considering all the finer details which often play a major role in making your big day the best it can be.
We can sit down together (or via Skype) and I’ll guide you through everything from start to finish; rest assured, I’ve got your back. I’ll listen to what you want and we’ll chat about a range of ideas that you may not have considered in preparation for, during and after your ceremony. It’s YOUR day, I’m there for you very step of the way and I’ll work hard to ensure YOU are happy :)
I pride myself on designing unique and memorable ceremonies for all my couples and I absolutely LOVE writing and delivering their personalised 'story'. I'm often told this is the highlight of not just the ceremony, but the whole day as it's a way of sharing the couple's journey together, what they love and admire about each other among other things eg. what drives them crazy which is always a lot of fun :) It's extremely rewarding to watch a couple and their guests having a ball throughout the ceremony!
These are just some of the things I will help you consider when planning your ceremony:
Processional- will the Bride/Groom make a traditional entrance or do something a little different? I’m more than happy to time your 'walk-down-the-aisle' music so each member of your bridal party (if you have one) knows when to start walking and the Bride/Groom can make their grand entrance at a perfect point in the music (if that’s what you want) :)
Position/s etc.- how would you and your bridal party like to stand throughout the ceremony?
Rituals and/or Readings - While these aren’t for everyone, I offer many options for you to choose from to communicate what love and marriage mean to you if that’s your thing.
Would you like to acknowledge or include any special people during your ceremony? If so, I have many suggestions. Let’s share the love :)
Vows and Ring exchange- I have a crazy amount of examples for you to consider which will help you communicate your feelings. I also ensure all the legal wording is included- that’s a pretty important detail :)
Recessional- how would you like to be announced at the end of your ceremony and what information would you like me to share with your guests? Do you want this to kickstart your reception with fun or be more traditional?
Music- before, during and after your ceremony. Pre-ceremony playlists are becoming more and more popular and you're more than welcome to use my fabulous PA system to play some of your favourite songs before your ceremony :)
While a rehearsal isn't essential, I’m a big fan of them as they allow us to go over the "how to's" of your ceremony so on the day, you can relax, enjoy and be completely in the moment. You’re also legally required to sign a Declaration before your ceremony, so a rehearsal is often the perfect opportunity to do this :)