Camille Abbott - Marriage Celebrant

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How does a celebrant work?

What is the process and what should we expect from a Celebrant when choosing the right one.

Camille Abbott - Marriage Celebrant

Hi Bride! :)  (and groom and anyone else planning their wedding..)

I get it. 

Trying to choose the perfect marriage celebrant to stand with you on your wedding day is one of the hardest suppliers to pick mainly because: 

  1. it is such a personal decision - the celebrant that one couple loves may be the celebrant another couple can't stand
  2. it is almost impossible for a celebrant to demonstrate to you exactly what they are going to be like or going to say on the day because every ceremony and circumstance is different, and
  3. you probably haven't ever booked a celebrant before and (touch wood) will never need to again. 

But first, the essentials.

The short answer is that every registered marriage celebrant in Australia is required to operate their business in accordance with the Code of Practice for Marriage Celebrants released by the Attorney-General: https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/marriagecelebrants/Documents/Code_of_practice_for_marriage_celebrants.pdf but as far as process goes almost every celebrant I know works according to what works best for them and their couples. 

I wrote a post about what I think makes a good celebrant, which you can check out here: https://www.ceremoniesbycamille.com.au/blog/2016/5/13/great-celebrant and another post about what I do here: https://www.ceremoniesbycamille.com.au/blog/2016/4/17/what-does-a-celebrant-do

That said (written!) put very simply, once you have completed your due diligence (check that the celebrant is registered, have a look at their testimonials/reviews, ask family and friends), the best advice I can give is to make sure that you have a chat with your celebrant before you book them. If you are interstate or overseas, make the time to tee up a Facetime or Skype chat - it's fabulous and it's free!

You will have a gut feeling, an instinct, just from chatting with them.

Trust that feeling and book them in ASAP because the great celebrants are booked a long way in advance (sometimes up to 18 months for the popular months of March, October and November in Australia).

And if you don't feel good, just keep looking and asking questions - your perfect celebrant is out there somewhere.

Best of luck! xx


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