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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.
We all work differently and may follow many different processes.
At the very least your celebrant should be guiding and helping you with your legal paperwork.
As every wedding and every couple is different I adapt my process to suit my couple.
I usually start by offering a no- obligation catch up. A nice and relaxed (No pressure) catch up so coupes can suss me out and get a feel for my style.
If the couple decides to book me I ask for a non-refundable booking fee.
We'll then have a planning session where we'll get the legal paperwork out of the way. I'll also spend some time getting to know the couple, talking through what they do and don't want for their ceremony. This is often an eye opener for couples.
I'll then usually touch base about 6 weeks before the wedding with a draft copy of the ceremony script for review.
I'll organise a pre- wedding catchup/rehearsal for a week or so before the wedding. At that catchup we'll talk through what will happen on the wedding day. We'll finalise your paperwork and just spend some time reconnecting.
I'm usually at the ceremony about an hour before and hang around until it seems right to say goodbye.
Your celebrant will then lodge your paperwork with your states bdm so they can register your marriage.
I hope that helps a little. There is so much more involved and each couple has different needs but hopefully this gives you an idea.
You're welcome to ask any questions!
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