Wedding Planning – Helping the Bride and Groom Plan their Wedding Day – Choosing A Marriage Celebrant
It can be a daunting task to try and find a celebrant, especially if you don’t really know what to look for in choosing a good reputable celebrant. It is a good idea and would be of great assistance to ask any friends or family members if there is a celebrant that they know and would recommend, or that they have used for their wedding day.
Once you have found a celebrant, you will firstly need to give them the details of the wedding so that they can advise you if they are going to be available for that time and day you have chosen.
Celebrants can be booked out up to twelve months in advance, there are no guarantees that the earlier you book the more chance you have of getting your celebrant to be available, but in saying this it would not do you any harm in finding a celebrant as soon as you have set the date. When obtaining a quote, the cheapest is not always the best in this case. You will want to find someone who has a lot of experience and is very professional.
Make sure that you find out all of the costs involved for the celebrants service, and that you get it put into writing. Your celebrant should provide you with examples of ceremony wording and give you ideas if you are not sure what you would like to use for the ceremony. You will both need to feel comfortable with your celebrant, and he will need to feel comfortable with the amount of guests that will be present. It is a good question to ask if he frequently speaks in front of large amounts of people, as you would not want someone who is a little bit shy speaking in front of 100 guests or more.
If your wedding is going to be held outdoors, ask him if he would like to use a microphone, so that everyone can hear what he has to say, especially if there is a lot of traffic or background noise, you don’t want your guests missing out on some of the most important pieces of the ceremony just because he didn’t speak loud enough. If there is certain attire that you would like your celebrant to dress in, let them know before the wedding, or ask what it is that they will be wearing on the day. The last thing you want is to be ashamed or embarrassed about how they have dressed. Don’t be too demanding with how you would like them to dress, but make them aware that they should wear something suitable for your wedding.