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

Question Asked: 23/08/2017

Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

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Treasured Ceremonies

(16) · Byron Bay to Ballina , North Coast NSW and Gold Coast QLD

Posted: 5/10/2017

you do not need cash. I would suggest that most of your payments should have been done prior to the event, Why leave anything to chance and why have the worry about carrying cash and paying people on the day ?

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Marina Payne Celebrancy

(19) · Yarra Valley and all of Melbourne

Posted: 13/09/2017


I as a Celebrant have in my Terms & Conditions that I must be paid in full 14 days prior to the Ceremony (usually 50% deposit to lock in your date and then the balance 14 days prior to the wedding) I am sure most of your other suppliers would have similar agreements in place. It would be a lot less stressful if all suppliers are paid prior and you can enjoy the day to it's fullest.

Best Wishes


Janne Martin Civil Celebrant

(20) · Perth & Surrounding Suburbs

Posted: 8/09/2017

If you are referring to your wedding day...then there is absolutely no reason for you to have cash on you (or in your clutch) because by then you should have paid for everything. Just go and enjoy the day without worrying about a thing. Most suppliers expect to be paid well in advance prior to the wedding day, so if they are all paid, all you need to do is have fun!!!

Michael Pratt Celebrant

(1) · Echuca Moama, Melbourne, Statewide

Posted: 30/08/2017

Hi there

Hmm...cash on the day ?

If you are planning on going through a take away drive through on the way to the ceremony, then bring cash on the day.

Other than that, I cannot comprehend why you would need to have cash to make payments on the day.

Any professional service provider, be they a celebrant or any other wedding service, will have stated in their terms and conditions and booking information how payment is to be made. A good business will have finalised all of that payment request before the actual day.

Celebrants certainly do not request payment on the day - the focus is on the ceremony, the bride and groom and their guests, and not on the financials.

MarianaP Ceremonies

(2) · Melbourne and Surroundings

Posted: 24/08/2017

Hi, and absolutely no cash needed on the day! Your event suppliers and your Celebrant should be paid in advance at least 2-weeks prior to the big day, including your limo transfer at the end of the night! In today's electronic society/age, no cash is rarely needed! Congratulations and all the very best wishes to you both!

Kerrie Barber-White Celebrant

(2) · Sunshine Coast / Hinterland to Kilcoy areas

Posted: 24/08/2017

Hi there,

Your special day should be about you as a couple. Parents should be relaxed and able to enjoy the day, so, no cash, messy, messy!

Everthing should be paid prior to the day so it all about the celebration of your love.

Justine Milne


Posted: 24/08/2017

Hi there,

I'm not sure why you'd need cash on the day. I would expect all suppliers are paid for before hand. However, I have heard of musicians or DJ's wanted funds to pay them on the day of the ceremony. This would be something you'd sort out before hand so your not caught off guard on your big day. Don't want to be walking around with money under your wedding dress :)

Robyn Paterson Celebrant

(17) · Mornington Peninsula and surrounds | Melbourne and surrounds

Posted: 24/08/2017

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

Jen Lawrie-Smith Marriage Celebrant

(25) · Macedon Ranges, Daylesford, Melbourne

Posted: 24/08/2017

Hi, I've seen (for example) mothers of the bride walking around with hundreds of dollars paying suppliers such as musicians. Personally, I think that's a bit tacky and it has the potential to spoil their day - they shouldn't have to worry about carrying large sums!

Celebrants issue invoices well in advance and generally expect to be paid in full about 2-4 weeks before the ceremony. See if you can get all your suppliers to do the same. Even if payments can't be arranged in advance, see if your supplier has a mobile card reader.

Hugs & Chrises

(12) · Brisbane & Surrounding Areas

Posted: 23/08/2017

My advice - in amongst the choas of planning set aside one day in the week before the big day to pay all the outstanding balances so that you can let it all go and you lead into the week.  If you don't have time - delegate it!  You shouldn't need cash on the day - besides it's SUPER awkard for a celebrant to be waiting around for the final cash payment while you are blissfully unaware enjoying your day!

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