Robyn Paterson Celebrant

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Service Area
Mornington Peninsula and surrounds | Melbourne and surrounds
Business Hours
7 days
0413 593 453

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my parents think its normal to attend wedding ceremonies theyre not invited to. is it?

usually its someone we know well but havent been officially invited, like theyll attend one of their daughter's friend's wedding .. just not sure if its something we're not supposed to be doing


I don't see the problem with attending a wedding that you have not been invited to. Weddings are expensive events and families cannot always afford to invite everyone, but are happy for everyone to attend the wedding service and selected guests to attend the celebrtion after. 

everyone says i need to have cash on the day. but what for?

I really don't know. If you have paid everyone prior whichis the usual plan you shouldn't need to carry cash with you. 

I would make sure everything is paid in advance

How should I let a friend know that she's not included in my bridal party?

We haven't been close for years but she has only a few other friends and had an expectation that she would be included as a bridesmaid. She found out through one of the bridesmaids that we had already gone looking for dresses, and she said she was devastated because she wanted to come (although we had never talked about it!). We are having a super intimate wedding and only inviting our family and closest friends - everyone else seems to have picked up on it but I'm so worried that she'll be hurt when she finds out she's not invited to the wedding itself! Your advice is appreciated!

You Just have to be honest and straight with her. Explain that money is tight and we can only invite our closest family and friends. I am sure if you haven't been close for years it should not come as a big surprise. Just act natural and normal as if you are surprised that she would be expecting to be a bridesmaid after all of these years apart.

Honesty is the best way. If she is going to be hurt there really isn't much you can do about it. Trying to hide the truth from her will just make things worse. bEst she hears it sooner rather than later and from you.

I just need a celebrant and a license

How do I go about this? Do I need forms to fill out? It will be a very very simple wedding. Just need someone to do it please.

Hello, Even a small intimate wedding requires the same legal documents and individual wedding service to be written. It is the same amount of work if the wedding is for 4 people or 400. I am happy to chat with you regarding this. Depending on your location i can negotiate a good price for you. I am located in Melbourne. Please contact me on my storefront.

Good luck, Robby

Melbourne indoor ceremony ideas!

We are having a winter wedding and want an indoor wedding ceremony! Any ideas that aren't based in the CBD?

All Smiles Sorrento is really lovely and looks out over the water.

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