Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

Rating
(17 reviews)
 
Service Area
Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens & Surrounds
Business Hours
7 days
Phone
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Questions and Answers

How do I choose a celebrant that will suit my partner and I?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

  • Your celebrant should be available for you & approachable.
  • You want to feel a connection on the first phone call & again at your first meeting. 
  • Ask your celebrant what approach they use to write your ceremony & engage a celebrant who will write your ceremony for you & all about you.  After all, who wants to get married using someone else’s ceremony. 
  • Choose a professional celebrant. Someone who makes a living from being a celebrant is invested in you & focused on your joy.

How will I know what paperwork I have to do?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

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  • A good celebrant will look after all the paperwork for you. The main thing for you to be aware of is that your Notice of Intended Marriage must be lodged no earlier than 18 months out from your wedding & at least one month before.
  • So make sure you have a celebrant engaged within that time frame.

How long does a marriage ceremony take?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

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A typical marriage ceremony will take between 20-30 minutes, but it all depends on you & what components you want in your ceremony.

Can I request my celebrant to wear a certain colour or outfit?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

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  • You can certainly make the request. Most celebrants will have a range of outfits they choose from & will try to blend in with your colour theme where possible.

I have an issue with someone posting pics of us before we do on social media...can we ask them not to?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

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  • Sure, just ask your celebrant to make an announcement before the ceremony starts that you’d prefer to be the first to share photos from your wedding.
  • It’s also OK to ask your guests not to get in the way of your photographer.
  • A good way is for the celebrant to ask your guests to be “present” & to enjoy the experience.


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