With such a large number of Celebrants now registered to perform legal ceremonies, couples are spoilt for choice, although this can be quite overwhelming.
Whilst cost is important for budgets, getting married is one of the most important days of your life, so it makes sense to choose a Celebrant that you feel most comfortable with to help you make one of life’s most important promises.
Your Celebrant should be able to understand your feelings and ideas of love and communicate them well. This can make all the difference to your special day. A Celebrant is, after all THE most important part of your Wedding Day, yet usually the lease expensive of all your wedding suppliers.
I believe the most important credentials of an Authorised Marriage Celebrant are Professionalism; Experienced; Good reputation; Reliable and trustworthy; Accessible and approachable; Well respected and highly regarded as well as Welcoming and accommodating
So where do you start?
The first step is perhaps to search for Celebrants in your area and have a good look through their website. What do they include in their ceremony packages? Are they easily contactable? Do they present well and suit your wedding style?
It’s also a great idea to take the time to read through half a dozen Testimonials/Reviews to see what other couples have said and how have they rated their experience.
The next step is to contact the celebrant and arrange a face-to-face, no obligation meeting. This is an opportunity to meet and greet, for your Celebrant to find out all about you and to make sure you feel totally comfortable with your choice. It’s important that you are able to relate and communicate well together.
Once you have made this important decision, your Celebrant will guide you through the ceremony process by providing a thorough explanation of the legal paperwork and what is required of you.