How to Choose Your Wedding Celebrant
We celebrants (and when I say we I mean a small but mighty bunch of passionate peeps) put a great deal of energy and effort into ensuring your ceremony is one that you’ll thoroughly enjoy and a memory that will last a lifetime. I believe it’s our responsibility to create a celebration that tell your story in an authentic, vibrant and entertaining way. It’s our job to bring on the laughs, share heartfelt moments, conjure some happy tears and kickstart the party.
Your wedding celebrant, and the ceremony they create, set the tone for the celebrations to come. A boring, slow and flat ceremony is tough to come back from, at least until the champagne kicks in! So, selecting a celebrant that complements your couple vibe, and suits your dynamic, is one of the most important decisions you’ll make (sure, I’m a little bias).
When selecting your celebrant, narrow it down to at least 3 celebrants you like. Check their websites, stalk their socials and generate a little chat via email or the like.
Keep in mind every budget is different, and your celebrant will be a reflection of that. As with anything, you get what you pay for.
Then, ask yourselves the following questions;
● What is most important for your ceremony?
(Your story, your family, laughing, intimacy, tradition, joy etc).
● What is our couple vibe?
(Quirky, relaxed, energetic, traditional, warm, charismatic etc).
● Who would we want to hang out with?
(If you’d like to hang out with that celebrant, and be pals, it’s likely they’re the
right person to be trusted with sharing your story and performing your wedding.)
When meeting with, or having a skype date with various celebrants, perhaps consider
the following, or be on the lookout for;
● How confidently the celebrant explains their system and processes to you
● What is their celebrant style? (Upbeat, warm and engaging)
● Do they show signs of creativity?
Your celebrant should put you at ease, be a total nerve killing ninja and have a real enthusiasm for the beautiful universal commitment that is marriage. At the end of the day, you’ve got to love LOVE. Both professional party starters, and hopeless romantics, we celebrants understand how special this moment is. From vowing down to sealing the deal with a smooch, we adore celebrating that brilliant kind of magic of two people getting together and promising forever.
May your ceremony be the perfect representation of your adventure together and your unique couple vibe. May it symbolise the courage, passion, dedication and friendship you share, as you step into forever.
Remember, this is a CELEBRATION not a sombre occasion! Your wedding should be the most fun!
Written by: Married by Hannah Lea