Choosing The Right Celebrant For Your Gold Coast Wedding

Mar 8, 2023

Your wedding and, more importantly, a wedding ceremony is not just a big party. Your wedding day is a celebration that confirms your commitment to each other and is immortalised in the photographs of your big day. Your wedding day, including your wedding ceremony, are to be one of the best days of your life and one that you will remember forever.

With this in mind, you can see how important it is to book a great wedding venue and also just as important to book a great wedding celebrant. You need to put a lot of consideration into finding and choosing the right celebrant. A celebrant that shares your vision, a celebrant that matches your style and a celebrant that fits your budget. Much attention and care should go into selecting the right marriage celebrant for your special day.

Here are four elements to consider and discuss when choosing your marriage celebrant to ensure you have a dream ceremony.

The Positioning Of A Celebrant
There are some great celebrants out there that have killer style and wardrobe choices. When it comes to the lifelong photographs you’ll have, a good celebrant instinctively knows where to position herself within the shot and when to step aside such as when it’s time to kiss. A perfect celebrant understands how to get out of the shot so you and your spouse can enjoy the moment all by yourselves. You can discuss with your potential celebrant their movements on the day and if you have any special requirements or photography requests to ensure your perfect day remains perfect.

Questions For The Celebrant
Sometimes couples will come armed with a bunch of questions when interviewing their potential marriage celebrant. It is a good idea to come prepared and have written down some questions to ask. If you are struggling with inspiration, read a local Gold Coast wedding magazine. Reading local articles or blogs is a great way to gain inspiration for your wedding venue, celebrant and more. If you choose to interview me, I have many years of experience as I have officiated weddings all over the Gold Coast including the Hinterland, Tweed Heads and Tweed Coast areas. I will also be able to help you with questions that you probably haven’t even thought of. My job is to make sure your ceremony runs smoothly, that you enjoy yourself and simply help make your special day the best possible. The right celebrant will be very flexible and allow for experiments to ensure the ceremony goes well for you both.

Connecting With Your Celebrant
Choosing the right marriage celebrant could be the determining factor of success or failure for your marriage ceremony. Ensure you look around for the perfect marriage celebrant. Ask friends and family, and browse social media and local magazines. If there are wedding planning events on at the time, go to them – you will find many celebrants under one roof you can talk to and see if you can find a connection with any. I offer a direct line of communication at all times leading up to the wedding ceremony regarding any questions, ideas, and do’s and don’ts that you may have. I am willing to meet and get to know you on a personal basis and will never be a celebrant that is only at arm’s length and just turns up on the day. I love officiating ceremonies so if you choose me to be your celebrant, I am deeply honoured that you have done so and deeply appreciative that I can be involved in such a big way in the start of your married life together.

Pricing Of Your Celebrant
A common question, and rightly so, is pricing and inclusions. There are a lot of marriage celebrants in the Gold Coast and Tweed Coast that have varying prices. It is not advisable to just go with the cheapest. There are some factors to consider, such as how long the celebrant has been in business, how many wedding ceremonies the celebrant has anchored and their reputation. I am happy to talk to you about my pricing and about the experience, character and professionalism I can bring to your special day.

This is your special day, a declaration of your love for each other and to your family and friends. Ask me anything! I hope I get a chance to talk with you, discuss your special day and officiate your special day.

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