Cheryl Warry of Once Bitten Twice Smitten

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As a wedding professional, Cheryl Warry of Once Bitten Twice Smitten offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.

can a marriage celebrant marry a family member?

I went to a wedding and the celebrant was the grooms father. Is this legal?

How lovely for the groom and for his father.

It is legal, providing of course that the celebrant is authorised.

I have had the honour of marrying both my sons, and I feel it brought me so much closer to my daughters-in-law. I have also had the privilege of marrying many of my nephews, having known them all their lives makes for a more intimate ceremony.

How long does a civil ceremony take?

I'm having a civil ceremony but I don't know how long it should be to give me enough time to do photos after and also not bore my guests? How long does the average civil ceremony take?

Hi Judith, not surprisingly, this is a question often asked by couples as they try to set their running sheet and manage timings around their different suppliers. Generally a ceremony could take up to 30 minutes, depending on inclusions such as readings and/or rituals. If you are working in conjunction with an event planner or venue they are very supportive and experienced in guiding you through your day - from beginning to end.

Enjoy the planning process with your celebrant.

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

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 :)

Most Celebrants work very closely with their bride to understand how their day will be presented. This often includes asking the colour of the bridal party, mothers of the bride and the groom so that the Celebrant can compliment and not clash. I encourage you to work closely with your Celebrant and have an open conversation about your preferences.

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