FAQ's about my Wedding Services
1) Can you shorten the time to less than the 1 month?
No, I cannot. I previously was able to in my role in Local Courts, so I know the limited criteria where it is possible, but I no longer have the power to shorten the prescribed time.
If a couple feel they meet the criteria, I can point them in the right direction to make the appropriate application.
2) From your experience, what type of couples search for your services? Who is your ideal/typical client?
My ideal client couple know that they are going to be together for life and the ceremony is a small but public part of that lifelong commitment.
As such, they know that the day and ceremony are important but the love, vows and commitment are more important and preparations and the day itself should not be a cause of major stress or disharmony.
They have some idea of what they want but are willing to listen to the professionals they hire who can offer words of wisdom on how to avoid various pitfalls on the day.
3) What's your top 3 questions couples should ask prior to choose their celebrant?
I love the creativity that couples display in the many and varied ways they want to publicly express their commitment to each other. Love comes in all shapes and sizes and writing a ceremony to suit the couple is refreshing and satisfying.
5) Why do couples choose you over other celebrants? What do you think makes you stand out? In other words, what do couples get with you that they might not get with others?
As I only take bookings for the next 10 months, I find most of my couples are those who do not wish to wait, are willing think outside the square or to make a few compromises, such as not marrying on a Saturday, to marry sooner. The weddings are a beautiful reflection of them as a couple, whether the celebration is large or small.
The second type of couple I see more frequently are those who have a small intimate wedding with just a few guests invited, sometimes not all of whom even know they are going to attend a wedding!
I have a relaxed approach and not much fazes me, so my clients tend to have a similar relaxed attitude. Despite being relaxed, I still have high degree of attention to detail and my background as a Local Registrar and working at the NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages means that I have a familiarity with the headaches that documentation irregularities can cause. This means I am even more vigilant in getting the paperwork correct, as well as the ceremony. I also know where to go to find the answers to problems that arise from time to time.
6) Can you describe a normal wedding day in your life as a wedding celebrant?
I am not really sure what “normal” is, as my weddings tend to be extremely varied. I try to have some quiet time to go over the ceremony in my head. I always go over the ceremony and arrive 30-45 minutes before the scheduled time to set up. I always present the couple with a copy of their ceremony as well as the certificate.
Sometimes I stay for a little while after the ceremony, others I pack up after the photos and go home to my husband. I always find a renewed sense of my own vows after helping others make theirs.
Let me say that no matter what minor hiccups may occur on the day, whether it is the weather, brides / grooms / music arriving late or junior attendants not doing quite what you would expect, they are some of the small things that you later laugh about, even though they may seem dramatic or disasters at the time.
7) Can you share your top tips to find the ideal wedding celebrant? What do couples need to look for?
8) How many weddings have you done? How many do you do a year?
I have performed more than 40 weddings, and only perform a handful or so each year. Each wedding is totally customised for the couple and I am usually able to devote my services to one couple at a time.
I never book two ceremonies on the same day, although I may have other appointments.
9) Trivial question... favorite wedding location?
Surrounded by nature’s majesty – whether a breathtaking beach, open countryside or bushland clearing – with a very gentle breeze, and with a backup plan in case of bad weather!
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