Celebrant Frequently Asked Questions
How does it all work?
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When should I meet with my Celebrant?
As soon as you have locked in your wedding date, it is a good idea to confirm wedding suppliers including your celebrant.
How often do I meet with my Celebrant?
Depending on the package you choose, I offer up to 3 meetings and you are welcome to contact me as often as needed in the lead up to your wedding day.
What documents do you need to sight?
You will need to provide your original birth certificates or birth extracts or passports.
Can we write our own vows?
Of course you can! It’s very memorable and special to read your own vows to each other. Your vows are printed out ready for the day; I can hold the microphone for you or you may choose to hold it yourself.
How long does a Marriage Ceremony take?
A ceremony can be as long or as short as you want it to be! I will listen to your requests so the ceremony reflects who you are as a couple.
Where do you stand throughout the Ceremony?
Depending on bridal party numbers and what you prefer, I can either stand to the side or the middle. My photo book shows a few variations which I can show you at our meeting.
The certificate you receive on the wedding day is a keepsake only. You will be required to sign certificates with two witnesses aged over 18 years old.
How do I change my surname once I’m married?
From March 2019, I will be able to apply for your standard marriage certificate on your behalf. Once you receive this, you can use this certificate as evidence to then request your surname to be changed. More information is provided during our initial meeting.
Photo credit Passion8 Photography, Mark Teague Photography, White Canvas Photography