Charis White and Co.

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7 Days
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Congratulations on your recent engagement. I am so excited for you both. Now lets get to work and create your dream Wedding!

Congratulations on becoming engaged and planning your dream Wedding.

My name is Charis White and I of the founder of Charis White and Co.

We believe that getting married is one of the most significant and important days of your life.

The ceremonies we perform are very special occasions due to their immaculate attention to detail. Whether you choose to have a traditional, non-traditional, large or small wedding, a civil service allows you to construct your own wedding ceremony to suit.

Your wedding ceremony should be reflective of you as a couple. Therefore, in preparing your ceremony, we like to get to know your personalities and where possible will tailor your ceremony to suit your desires, ideas, beliefs and needs.

We are an experienced team that has been in the industry for well over 12 years having preformed over 1000 weddings. 

Please feel free to contact me for an obligation free meeting regarding your special day.


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My website is updated with loads of client information to help you build the ceremony of your dreams.

All the resources are at your fingertips. Readings, vows, askings, how to change your name--you name it, I have a document to help you. 


Questions and Answers

Is it ok to not have children attend our wedding?

Charis White and Co.

It is your wedding and this is a personal choice of the bride and groom. 

 

Some people feel as though children at a wedding, means the adults cannot enjoy themselves. 

 

As a mother of two children, it is a novelty to have a night out. So I would welcome this  decision if I was invited to an adults only wedding. I personally would not be offended at all. 

 

If you decide not to have children at your wedding, you must let your guests know their children are not invited, in a polite way.    Perhaps, write adults only on the invitation. You or write the names of the guests on the. RSVP cards, so there can be no confusion.

 

Ultimately, if your budget does not allow more guests or you feel as though the vibe will not be right with children, it is your day and you have the right to decide what you want.

 

Good luck!

Is an on the day coordinator necessary to have at my wedding?

Charis White and Co.

Of course budget plays a big role in any party. Weddings are expensive, so you need to decide on what elements are important to you and what you are willing to part ways with? 

 

Some elements, in my eyes, are a must. Such as: a photographer, celebrant and of course a venue. Once you have sat down and done a budget, then find the essential suppliers and see what kind of room there is left in your budget. 

 

If your budget allows, an on the day coordinator will take the stress out of any situation. Such as: when the weather turns at the last minute and you can no longer have an outdoor wedding. Or the hassle of getting a friend of family member to play the music. Or who will help with the set-up at the venue and make sure it all looks perfect. Who on the night will be responsible to take the marriage certificate. Who will help with the time flow of everything, who will direct the guests? There are so many job to do and an on the day coordinator will help with this.

 

Here are a few of my favourite suppliers: 

One Day Your Way

Wedding Day PA

Weddings Of Distinction

Will&jac

 

Of course, if you do not have budget for one, I am always willing to do my part to help. I will help get guests seated, chat to the person doing the music and even help with the last minute changes to the ceremony location. I want your day to be perfect and I will do all I can to help where necessary.  

 

Is it important to have wedding suppliers who know each other?

Charis White and Co.

It is your wedding and you can have any suppliers you want. There are thousands of photographers, venues, florists, bands, hair and make-up stylists and videographers out there. Decide on the style you are going for, do an Instagram session, find a few suppliers you like and get in touch. 

 

I believe that suppliers who know each other and have worked together before create a better wedding day. It is like a well choreographed dance. The photographer will not get in the videographers way and vice versa. The photographer will know where the celebrant will stand and when they will move, etc. The band will set up in an area where they are not in the way of the other suppliers.  The florist is skilled in creating an appropriate ceremony space. 

 

It is amazing to watch highly skilled experts work in unison. I did a wedding last year where C2 Films and Mark Davis Photography were both involved. They were guiding each other the whole time, so they both got the shot they wanted and neither were in the others photos/video. Lark Music and I have also worked together several times and Luke knows exactly when the music should stop and start, a major relief for any celebrant.

 

Suppliers with experience know how to navigate a tough situation. I got caught in a wind storm at Baie Wines last year and Dan Brannan helped stabilise the arch. Another example was when I got caught in a monsoon at The Botanic Gardens with Leo Farrell  and he went above and beyond to make sure the couple had the best day possible in torrential rain. Or the lovely Burgess Video who gave me an output cable, so anyone who plugs into my PA gets the best audio feed possible for their video. Cam Grove and I were also caught in the rain and he helped to dry the seats of the guests. These suppliers went above and beyond for the best result for their clients, and that screams volumes to me.

 

Word of mouth in any industry is the best way forward. It is a genuine compliment from those who have worked together before. There is nothing I love more than recommending a supplier and getting fabulous feedback about their services. 

 

I have a list of suppliers who I recommend highly. They are on my list because they are exceptional people with exceptional talents. They have great personalities, they are kind and are extremely easy to work with.        Please check out the recommendations section of my webiste for a complete list.      

How far in advance should we book our celebrant?

Charis White and Co.

Without a celebrant, your wedding is simply a very expensive party!

 

If you are going to be married in Australia, the most important thing to know about is the Notice of Intended Marriage. This needs to be lodged with your celebrant at least 30 days prior to the wedding and no longer than 18 months in advance of your wedding date.  

 

Once you have decided on your wedding date, lock in your celebrant. There are three suppliers that go hand in hand. The venue, the celebrant and your photographer. These three suppliers will book up the fastest.  If you have a long engagement, simply do not wait to lock these three things in, that way you will not be disappointed. 

 

Of course, if you have a short engagement then send out your enquiries as soon as you can. 

 

Wedding planning is not stressful if you are organised and lock in experienced suppliers for your day. 

 

HAPPY PLANNING!!!!

How to write amazing wedding vows?

Charis White and Co.

This part of the wedding is very daunting for most couples. Not only are you standing in front of your closest friends and family, but you also have to pour your heart out to the one you love. 

 

Here are a few tips from me:

 

1.) Keep it short and simple. You already have the legals wedding vows to include: “I call upon the people here present to witness that I, AB/CD, take you, CD/AB, to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/partner.” After those words are spoken you can choose to say anything. Some people choose to just leave it at the legalities while others want to personalise them.

 

2.) Put pen to paper. Instead of googling vows for hours, write a few things down. Attributes you love about your partner, things you promise to them. Get a few things ideas down and try to put them together. 

 

3.) Say what is in your heart. It does not need to be long, simple is also beautiful. 

 

4.) There is no right or wrong way to go about this.  Funny vows are also great, your friends know your personality the best and if you are true to your character you will come up with something unique to you. 

 

5.) Some couples like to make their vows a surprise while others want to know what will be said on the day. Decide what you feel most comfortable with and roll with that. 

 

6.) I am here to help you. I also have a Vows document I will email you with loads of examples you can use for inspiration.

 

Enjoy the process, soak it up and don't forget, I'm here to help!

 

Reviews

(3 reviews)
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9 Mar 2022

Charis was worth every penny and more! She asked all the right questions to build our story for the ceremony and assisted with any questions that we had for her. She was like a mum to my husband and groomsmen when they getting ready at the venue, asking if they needed anything at all and helping them with their ties. Charis is helpful in all aspects and went above & beyond. I will also add that I have been in the event and wedding industry for over 10 years so I am super picky! Our ceremony ran super smooth all thanks to her :)

17 Feb 2022

In 2022 I booked Charis as my own Celebrant, and she was such an amazing person to have as part of our day. She was kind, patient, and worked with us to create the exact ceremony we had in vision. THANK YOU. As a Wedding Industry professional, I can’t rate Charis highly enough. She is professional, loving, engaging, and all around champion. She is a pleasure to work with, and all of the couples I’ve seen book her can’t speak enough good things about her. I love when I see her on my couples list of “booked vendors” !

22 Nov 2021

We loved having Charis as our Wedding Celebrant. Her warmth, happiness and love of the job was obvious from our initial zoom call (hello pandemic wedding planning) through to the reading of our vows in November of this year. We knew from the beginning Charis was a perfect match to marry us. Charis also took the stress out of planning a wedding in lockdown, so much so that when we decided to postpone our wedding ceremony and pivot to be married on paper this was no hassle at all with Charis effortlessly guiding us through the change in ceremony details. We look forward to seeing Charis’s smiling face in 2022 as we have rebooked Charis to conduct our wedding celebration with our family and friends.

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