Linda Marsden 'The Celebrant'

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Service Area
Sydney and Surrounding Suburbs | Blue Mountains | Hunter Valley | Will travel  View Map
Business Hours
By Appointment - 7 days
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Is it rude to give a couple a gift when they have said no gifts?

I really don't feel comfortable not giving them anything... But they said no gifts/wishingwell on the invitation!

Linda Marsden 'The Celebrant'

Hi Luna S.

I think that you should look upon the Invitation request as a blessing in disguise as they would prefer to have cash go into the wishing well and you don't have to worry about a suitable gift.

You can give a beautiful card, and place the same amount of cash in the card as you would spend on a gift.You won't be judged,after all you are obviously special enough to be a guest, and they have a plan of what they will spend the cash on. It is quite a custom in some cultures to give money.

Relax and Enjoy.

Warmest Regards

Linda Marsden "The Celebrant"

How long would I require a celebrant for?

Generally, when couples book a celebrant how long do they book them for?

Linda Marsden 'The Celebrant'

Hi Lucy,

Each Celebrant manage their timings differently but need to work within a time frame that is affordable and reasonable for all involved.

At the end of THE DAY,you will be happy to have your Celebrant on board with plenty of time,as it will be reflected in your Ceremony.

On the day, the minimum requirement is to be on site around 20 mins before the Ceremony ,with Ceremony averaging 30 mins though many as ,I do, allow more time before as I like to be set up before guests arrive and allow time for some selfies with the couple after as well as farewells. It is not unusual to have your Celebrant for 12 months out.

When you engage your Celebrant they are part of your life as they will first meet with you to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage and discuss your vision for your Wedding day.This could be 45 mins to 1.5 hours.As already mentioned most Celebrants don't charge by the hour and as much as you will probably converse via text and email for different reasons,over the months before its hard to be specific.I personally have one other meeting and a rehearsal included in my SET FEE,as well as PA and Legal compliance's.

If you go with your instincts Lucy when choosing your Celebrant, the time and Fee will not be as important. Definitely know what is included though.Enjoy your day.

Warmest Regards

Linda Marsden

"The Celebrant" Sydney

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