Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

(17 reviews)
Service Area
Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens & Surrounds
Business Hours
7 days
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As a wedding professional, Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.

how can i make my elopement special?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC


Many celebrants will will allow you the opportunity to personalise your elopement. At the very least write vows that are meaningful to you both.

If it's a standard elopement ceremony just ask you celebrant & suggest changes.

I'd be happy to help you further with this.

Please feel free to get in touch.



will i regret skipping traditions and formalities in my wedding?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC


The fact that you ask that makes me think you may.

It sounds like you don't want to have a ceremony filled with meaningless waffle, who does! An experienced celebrant can recommend ceremony components that will become meaninful & fond memories for you.

I hope you find that helpful.



whats your favourite kind of wedding ceremony?

like short and sweet, romantic with readings, personalised etc.

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

Relaxed & personal. Fun in the right places, serious in the right places.

Let me know if I can help you. Cheryl

how do i choose who signs as our witness?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC


It can be anyone as long as they are over 18. Many couples choose 2 people close to them who they were unable to include in the wedding party.

How early can I file my marriage documents?

Should begin ASAP or does it not matter as long as it's a month prior to the wedding?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

Hi Mariana,

You can lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage with your celebrantanywhere between 1-18 months before your wedding.

Please let me know if I can help you with anything. Cheryl ??

We have friends that are getting married after us and have invited us, do we need to invite them too?

They're my fiance's friends, I really don't know them very well at all. I haven't spent any time with them and they don't seem important in his life. He hasn't mentioned inviting them, but it seems like the right thing to do. Our wedding is going to be very limited though, about 60 people with half of those being my family. Not sure if we're obligated to invite them or not.

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

The thing to remember is its your wedding & you should invite the people who are special to you. It's not about anyone but you & your fiancé

I'm looking into booking a celebrant, but I don't understand the difference between ceremony types?

Some provide a "full personalised" ceremony, and others a basic package, what's the biggest difference there? I thought all ceremonies had to be pretty much the same, ie: "Do you ___ take ___ to be your lawfully wedded wife". Please explain how there's such a big difference in price and services? :)

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

The wording is all in what the celebrant wants to call their package. There are 5 mandatory components to each ceremony that all celebrants must include. A good celebrant will personalise a ceremony just for you including the 5 + work with you to create a wonderful ceremony.

Id be happy to talk you through that :)

I have an issue with someone posting pics of us before we do on social media...

How do we make it known to our guests?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

I think a lot of couples are experiencing the same issue.

Its quite common now for the celebrant to make an announcement before the ceremony, passing on the bride & grooms wishes with regards to Social Media. Hope this helps


Travel documents and name changes

Do you need to change the name on your travel documents urgently or can this wait?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

Bridesmaid drama!

I have a lot of female first cousins that I'm very close to but one in particular that I've chosen to be in my bridal party (along with my two sisters). I know my cousins and aunts will be upset that they/their daughters weren't chosen and I'm worried about hurting people's feelings. I'm announcing the bridesmaids at my engagement party. Do you have any advice?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

Hi Dennise

That is always a tricky one. I would definitely have a quiet word with the ones who are not involved beforehand, that way you will avoid the outburst, tears & drama. Maybe you can involve the others with readings, ushering, MC, or other roles to help them feel included.

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