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Our celebrant gave us a brochure called "happily ever before and after"?
They explained why which is fine, but this brochure is really terrible haha, why is this still a thing?!
The Attorney General's department, which registers and control celebrants insists that all celebrants give this to couples. There is a tick box on the Notice of Intended Marriage document where we have to indicate that it has been provided to the couple. It could have some info that may be helpful to you eg. making a will and changing your name if you wish to do so. Hope this helps. Jan Mason (Registered Celebrant)
Help! I need vows help, I honestly have no idea what to say! I love her. What else should I say?Melissa V
I asked my friends and they said it'd come to me. It hasn't. I am freaking out!!!
1. Make a list of all the positive and special qualities about your partner. These can be individual words or phrases. Eg. Jane supports me in all my wild ideas.
2. Using this list of qualities, write them in complete sentences – you might call upon some of the words on your list from number 2 above to help make it sound fluent. If you find this difficult, don’t worry about grammar and sentence structure, your celebrant can help you with this.
3. Read it to yourself. Does it sum up how you feel about your partner ?
Does it explain why you want to be with this person for
the rest of your life ?
Does it show your passion and desire for your partner ?
Is it passionate and meaningful ?
4. Congratulations you have written your vows !
Are there any affordable celebrants out there for a simple ceremony?Alessia T
Hi, I'm looking for a celebrant to perform a simple (yet still professional) wedding ceremony. I don't want all the usual song and dance or long storytelling - just a simple, sweet and short ceremony. And a streamlined process in the lead up with whatever legalities are required; no coaching, or coffee catch ups as I'm just not that kind of bride. Are there any celebrants out there that do this and are affordable? (Needs to be under $500) Thanks for your suggestions :)
Hi Alessia, Any celebrant should be willing to create and perform the type of ceremony you desire, regardless of what they personally think. After all, it's your wedding - not theirs. In the no obligation meeting that I provide for couples I like to show them all the options available, as it would be regretful if there was something they would like to include but weren't aware of. After that however, it's up to them to decide what they want and don't want. (apart from the legal requirements of course). As you have stated, you don't want a personal story, so one meeting would be sufficient to organise everything. After that we can communicate via email or text. I live in Taylors Lakes and depending on where the ceremony will take place my fee would definitely be under $500. Regardless of what I charge couples, the ceremony is always delivered in a professional and friendly manner. Please have a look at my profile so you can get a feel for who I am. Good luck in the planning for your day. Regards, Jan.
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