As a wedding professional, Margaret McLeod offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.
Can I request my celebrant to wear a certain colour or outfit?Keira M
I've seen some awful clashing outfits and celebrants in white etc... is it rude to ask them to wear a particular colour or style? I don't know if I'm taking it way too far haha. But I want everything to look good! It is my wedding day, after all :)
It's always a good idea to let your celebrant know your colour theme for your ceremony. I always ask my couples and try to blend in indiscreetly with that. I wouldn't have a problem being asked to wear a particular colour but maybe style might be pushing it a bit as everyone knows what suits them best. A professional celebrant should always be appropriately dressed, never never wear white and blend in. Hoping this helps. Margaret McLeod, Marriage Celebrant
Do I have my future father in law walk me down the aisle?Shelby W
Unsure what category to put this under. I don't speak to my family at all and have always said I want to walk down the aisle on my own. I've had pressure from my future mother in law and other extended members of my fiances family that I should have him. Comments like "surely you would have xxxx walk you". He's a lovely man but there's a lot I disagree with his alcoholism and priorities and he has also made comments that he thinks I'll ask him. What can I do? Advice? Please ??
Hi Shelby, you are free to choose anyone to walk you down the aisle. But if you feel uncomfortable with this perhaps you could think about maybe walking half way down on your own and then your groom walking up to meet you and you walk in together. This would symbolise your life from being single to then becoming husband and wife and the new beginnings ahead of you. It's your day so don't bow to pressure. Weddings today don't have to be traditional so be creative. Good luck. I'd like to hear what you decided eventually as many brides face the same problem as you are now. Best wishes. Margaret McLeod
Any vows used in a wedding ceremony would be suitable, just without the legal component. They can be anything you feel comfortable with but they must come from your heart. You are still making life-long promises to your partner, just in a different type of ceremony.
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