How does a celebrant work?
What is the process and what should we expect from a Celebrant when choosing the right one.
Any tips on writing vows?
I have no idea where to begin. Are they meant to be promises?
Which is the bride's side and which is the groom's side?
Is this still a thing? Obvious not for same sex couples, but still
Is it bad to have my guests sitting in the sun?
What if it's really hot? It's a feb wedding. What can I do to ensure no one faints? :/
If a Couple Doesn't Kiss at Their Wedding, What Else Can They Do?
I am extremely phobic of being touched, but at weddings the couple always kisses. Is it a requirement, or are there different things I can do? If so, what?
Any advice on changing your religion to get married?
We want a celebrant to perform our wedding, as we both have different religions- but i was wondering on your thoughts around changing your religion for marriage? My partner wants me to but I am not sure about it. Any advice?
What do you need to have a wedding?
My partner, myself, two witnesses.... what else?
My partner won't be wearing a wedding ring. Does this make the "ring exchange" part of the ceremony seem awkward?
My partner won't be wearing a wedding ring. Does this make the "ring exchange" part of the ceremony seem awkward?
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?!
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?
Can I get married in a church if Im not religious?
Im worried about the weather so Im looking for an indoor ceremony venue. Theres a church right next door to my mum's house so I thought I might have it there. But Im not religious. Can I have a civil ceremony in a church??
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 :)
How early can I file my marriage documents?
Should begin ASAP or does it not matter as long as it's a month prior to the wedding?
We have friends that are getting married after us and have invited us, do we need to invite them too?
They're my fiance's friends, I really don't know them very well at all. I haven't spent any time with them and they don't seem important in his life. He hasn't mentioned inviting them, but it seems like the right thing to do. Our wedding is going to be very limited though, about 60 people with half of those being my family. Not sure if we're obligated to invite them or not.
How do I deal with my bridezilla bridesmaids
My bridesmaids Comprise of my two cousins , my sister and my friend . My friend has been amazing . But this experience has taught me that my family all have a bit of diva inside them . Initially when searching for bridesmaid dresses every choice I chose was rejected . One wanted to be the centre of attention with a dress , one wasn't happy with a certain cut because it wasn't a cut which flattered her and lastly the other one opposed everything because it didn't meet what they liked or wanted . Finally being happy with my choice of dress which everyone likes I've been showing a few friends , to which my cousin has told me to stop showing them ( I thought it was my wedding ? ) . My sister has now abused me because I've decided to let the makeup artist chose which order she lets everyone have their makeup and hair . I've been told I've lost allegiance to my family , but frankly I'm doing it to save argument and to not be the one who gets the blame . Any tips to dealing with this ???
I'm looking into booking a celebrant, but I don't understand the difference between ceremony types?
Some provide a "full personalised" ceremony, and others a basic package, what's the biggest difference there? I thought all ceremonies had to be pretty much the same, ie: "Do you ___ take ___ to be your lawfully wedded wife". Please explain how there's such a big difference in price and services? :)
I have an issue with someone posting pics of us before we do on social media...
How do we make it known to our guests?
Do celebrants come with marriage documents and how early can I file them after the wedding?
I was wondering if marriage celebrants usually come with their own marriage documents included in their package? Also, is there a timeframe of when I should file my marriage documents after the wedding? How early is too early/how long can I wait? Thanks!
I know how important a celebrant is, but how much is too much?
One celebrant I like charges $1200, but I know a lot of celebrants charge half of that. Why is there such a difference? Is it comparable to music in that it's a "taste" thing? Or a talent thing? It's not like I can "taste test" like a cake or listen to a song.. it's hard to justify because by the time you get the service, you've LONG paid and if you're disappointed it's too late! Advice please!
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!
If someone objects to a wedding... what do you do?
I know most people leave this part out... right?
But if it did happen, what would you do? :)
Why do you have to kiss at the wedding ceremony?
Does it actually serve a purpose or is it just a thing people do...?
Travel documents and name changes
Do you need to change the name on your travel documents urgently or can this wait?
Can we get married in Australia if we are not citizens?
Hi there, I am wondering if you can help me. Myself and my partner are currently residing in Canberra but we are not Australian citizens, we are English citizens, we are here on two year working visas. We are due to get married back in England in December but in order to make it 'legal' we have been advised that we have to get married officially here first. As we will be here on our own we only want something very small and personal, basically it's just to allow us to get married in the uk. Sorry if I have confused you as I appreciate it's a bit complicated but if you could let me know your thoughts it would be much appreciated xx
I have a lot of female first cousins that I'm very close to but one in particular that I've chosen to be in my bridal party (along with my two sisters). I know my cousins and aunts will be upset that they/their daughters weren't chosen and I'm worried about hurting people's feelings. I'm announcing the bridesmaids at my engagement party. Do you have any advice?
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.
How does one handle someone bringing a baby to a kids-free wedding?
I didn't know what category to put this in, but my partner and I opted for a totally child-free wedding however we have a guest who has simply decided her grandchild ( a 23week baby) will be coming along - without asking anyone! The parents are invited to the wedding but only one set of grandparents. I know the other set is available to babysit (and would be delighted to) but the guest is simply insisting that the baby will just come along (and note - it's not the mother insisting, it's the grandmother). How do I have a conversation with her or at least my M-I-L (it's her cousin) to let her know that it is our wish NOT to have children attend - and there are other couples that are respecting these wishes! I think it's rude both to us and those guests that have respected our wish to simply assume that this is ok.
Help! I need vows help, I honestly have no idea what to say! I love her. What else should I say?
I asked my friends and they said it'd come to me. It hasn't. I am freaking out!!!
Who should sit at the top table if the bridal party have all got partners?
My bridal party is made up of several friends, my sister, my finance's sister, and also his brother. Everyone has their individual partners, who are invited to the wedding. Some are being stubborn and want to sit with their partners, but that'll make my top table huge. But if they sit at other tables with their partners, my top table will suddenly have nobody. Are there ways around this? I don't really want to sit alone, but having a huge top table doesn't really sit well with me.
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!
How do I ask my gf's dads permission?
I need to ask my gf's dad permission because I want to marry her... but how do I do it? Do I take him out for a beer, call him or what? He's pretty serious so it's a little daunting. We've been dating three years and her family loves me. Her mum is nice should I do it with her there too?
I am unsure if I want to change my last name when I get Married? Is there anything I should consider
My Fiancé & I are getting Married in early 2018 & he wants me to change my last name to his. I'm not sure if I want to. Is there something I can/should do to make this decision easier?
Can I hire a celebrant and have a "wedding" for my friends and family even if I already eloped?
Just wanted to do something nice for my family because we eloped about a month ago but it's not like we need to get remarried... haha. I don't want to do a reception at all and only want it to be small. Mainly a photo opportunity.
What is everyones thoughts on +1s at a wedding??
We are already on a tight budget and originally i had just said family only... but when planning out our tables my fiancé and my mother asked where the partners of our bridal party are and where family members partners were sitting and i said they weren't invited and they both looked shocked like you can't not invite your bestfriends partner to your wedding...in my head i say why not? Its my wedding, i dont like her partner and i don't want them there... is it terrible for me not to invite them?
I want an outside wedding... in November... in Australia. How can I keep everyone cool?
The weather is expected to be very hot but we don't want to sacrifice our dream. We'd love to have our wedding outside and under the stars but we don't want even sweating off their makeup and hating the day.
Do I have my future father in law walk me down the aisle?
Unsure what category to put this under.
I don't speak to my family at all and have always said I want to walk down the aisle on my own. I've had pressure from my future mother in law and other extended members of my fiances family that I should have him. Comments like "surely you would have xxxx walk you".
He's a lovely man but there's a lot I disagree with his alcoholism and priorities and he has also made comments that he thinks I'll ask him.
What can I do? Advice? Please ??
How long would I require a celebrant for?
Generally, when couples book a celebrant how long do they book them for?
Is it ok to use the same Celebrant that our friends used?
What are your thoughts on using the same celebrant that a friend used? Have you experienced this before?
Do Indian hand fastening ceremonies carry religious significance?
We are considering having a hand fastening done in India before our wedding, for relatives there. We are concerned the beliefs behind the Indian ceremony may clash with our own, but I haven't been able to find much information. I don't want to commit until I know that I'm comfortable with it. Does anyone know if this ceremony is based in religion, or is it simply cultural?
How do I get around awkward clashes when seating guests?
I'm planning seating for my reception, but a few of my guests can't be seated together. We have 12 seats per (long) table - is it acceptable to seat these guests at the same table, far apart? I don't like catering for their disagreements, but I don't want a fight -even a small one - at my wedding.
How can I make an uneven bridal party work?
We will have 3 bridesmaids and 4 groomsmen. Particularly for the first dance, usually bridal party take their partners and join bride and groom on the dancefloor but we have an uneven number so they can't join together as couples....
Are there any affordable celebrants out there for a simple ceremony?
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 :)
How do I convince my fiancé to elope?
My finance has a huge family so our wedding is going to be too expensive. I only have a small family so my guests will be out numbered.
I think weddings are more about pleasing others and the meaning gets lost. I want it to be a special moment for just him and I, without the expensive price tag.
I want to elope but he wants the huge traditional wedding. What do we do?
How can I help my celebrant to provide a personal and fun service?
What's the best way for me to help my celebrant to provide a personal and fun service?
How do I choose a celebrant that will suit my partner and I?
What is the best method for choosing the ideal celebrant?