The word ritual according to The Oxford dictionary: Of, with or involving rites. Many people refer to their own routines as rituals. But a morning “routine” does not typically involve rites. And as a wedding ceremony is a rite unto itself, indeed you can either get married using the rites of the state or a … Continue reading Wedding Day Rituals
A candelabra or three Lanterns if outside, holding three candles is set to one side of the bride and groom opposite signing table. This can be done in one part or two – All pre Vows or part two after Vows) Celebrant to all… I now invite (The Mothers or Fathers) of our couple ____ … Continue reading Unity Candle Ritual
Here is a unique idea which one of my brides incorporated into her ceremony back in 2012. Jacinta asked a number of special women in her life to bring a flower to the ceremony. No other requirements were given, just that they bring a flower of some sort. The maid of honour then gathered the … Continue reading Unique Bouquet Idea
From ancient drums to communicate over long distances, to the modern streaming of spotify, music is all around us and is an integral part of our everyday lives. You may not be a professional musician but many play an instrument or two and nearly all appreciate good music of one genre or another. When formal … Continue reading Music and Ceremony.
When you are interviewing your wedding day suppliers, especially your wedding celebrant, it is vital to ask “What are you likely to wear?” Lets face facts, males in this regard do have an advantage in that complimenting the colour palette of the bridal party is relatively easy for them. A dark or complimentary coloured pin-striped … Continue reading Compliment – Don’t Clash.
This post is about trying to make the whole process easier for the guys. And in doing so make it easier for all those involved in the planning of a wedding. Be it a same-sex ceremony or otherwise. So guys your job, now that you have popped the question, is to continue on the path … Continue reading Secret Men’s Business…
In my 80+ page Your Celebrant resource folder I have a range of suggestions regarding how to include various cultural and religious elements into your ceremony; all of which I have personally researched and written. Continue reading Cultural Inclusions – Aussie Weddings
The importance of a having a “Plan B” cannot be over emphasised. Melbourne weather is notorious for it’s capriciousness. Admittedly certain months of the year are more readily predictable, which has two major consequences. Those months that offer more stable conditions are booked well ahead. Secondly if inclement weather does play havoc with your plans … Continue reading The Importance of “Plan B”
So you’ve booked your suppliers but down the track you are not sure your decision was the right one. What do you do now ? Well if the decision includes myself at Your Celebrant then a phone call to discuss any issues would be the starting point. If for whatever reason you have a change … Continue reading Changing Wedding Suppliers.
It’s totally up to you, however many brides today do get up and make a short speech at the reception. The best part about making a wedding speech as the bride is that the wedding guests always love to hear from the Bride and you therefore have a very receptive audience. If you think you … Continue reading Brides Speech – Yes or No ?