How long is the ceremony?
They normally take 20-30 minutes, but there are no rules. The only things you might like to consider is how long your guests will need to stand for, and whether the venue will place any limitations on you.
What will I wear?
I generally try to complement, but not match the bridal party. I will ask for your dress code and any colour schemes so that I don’t clash. I'm happy to accommodate any preferences or match your theme.
Do I perform multiple weddings on one day?
Don't worry. I only do one wedding a day! I leave nothing to chance and will dedicate myself to you and your wedding.
How do we play music during the ceremony?
I have a professional PA system that you can plug an device into. I will be busy delivering the ceremony so ask that you find a family member or friend to control the music.
Do we have to memorise vows?
You’ve got enough to worry about. Don't put that pressure on yourself. We can do 'read after me' or I'll give you some palm cards.
What happens with COVID changing restrictions?
COVID has impacted so many weddings. I am a registered COVID Safe business and regularly update my COVID Safe Plan as restrictions change. I'll share this with yourself and the venue. I've also got some fancy AESOP hand sanitizer cause after all it's your wedding day and everything should be fancy.
What happens if I am sick?
This never happens. But if it did, I'm part of an awesome group of celebrants who help each other out in these instances. I'd help find you a celebrant, deliver them the paperwork and ensure you can all meet before the day.
What happens if it’s raining?
While they say rain is lucky on your wedding day, it doesn’t work so well with my PA equipment or paperwork. Outside weddings are honestly my favourite, but I would strongly suggest that you find a suitable (dry) back-up location in the event of wet weather as I will not be able to use either my PA, or my official paperwork. The ceremony can go on, but we’ll have to meet at another time to make it official with the signed paperwork.
How do you change your name?
Even for the most organised person, this is a big task. To get this started you need to receive your Official Marriage Certificate. I can apply for this when I submit your paperwork and include the cost of it in my package.
Are there any considerations when it comes to extreme weather?
If your day is in the middle of summer, and you're planning an outside ceremony I'd recommend a back-up venue if there is extreme heat. I suggest this because we both have a responsibility for the health and safety of guests.
If there is another question on your mind, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me and I’ll come back quickly with a response.