Questions to ask celebrants when you’re ‘shopping around’...


You want your wedding to be special so how do you find the right celebrant – especially as you don’t get a second chance to make the right choice.  As well as meeting a few celebrants for a chat – and trusting your gut feeling – you may also like to ask the following questions:


Does the celebrant write individual ceremonies for each couple or are there just pre-prepared ones to pick from? 


After talking to you both and seeing if there is anything special you would like included in your ceremony, I sit down and write your ceremony from scratch – starting with your story. It really makes a difference!


Is the celebrant willing to meet you at a time that fits in with you and your partner’s working hours? 


I am happy to meet you after work, or on weekends. I know it is too hard to get time off work, especially if you both have different work schedules.


Does the celebrant have a quality, portable sound system so that all the guests can hear the ceremony? 


It is crucial that your guests hear your ceremony. I have a very high quality sound system (with six hours of battery power & 3 microphones). PS… also have an iPod connector.


Does the celebrant provide a CD player?


I have a built in CD player in my sound system and it’s got plenty of oomph! You can also plug in a memory stick.


Will the celebrant order the standard marriage certificate for you (needed for change of name on driving licence or passport)? 


I can order the standard/ commemorative certificate for you and save you the job. The cost is just whatever Births, Deaths & Marriages is currently charging.   


Will the celebrant come up with ideas for your wedding if you want to do something a little bit different but don’t know what? 


I really enjoy creating special elements for weddings.  As a culturally inclusive celebrant and LGBTI Ally (and crazy adventure seeker) I can incorporate anything that is important to you into YOUR wedding ceremony.  We can discuss this during our very first meeting.