Choosing your celebrant







When My Darling and I were choosing a celebrant the most important thing to us was getting the right fit with our personalities – someone professional, yet relaxed enough to make our day fun and memorable.

We only managed to find a few in our town that were available on our date so we made appointments to meet them in person. Luckily the first one we met ticked all our boxes – she had two cute little dogs, cool art on her walls and was warm and smiley – so the deal was sealed.

She gave us lots of options for format, blessings, words and vows and added a fun element in which was My Darling and I had to email her five things we love about each other – without the other knowing – which she read out on the day. It was cute and added an amazing personal touch.

Here are some more tips I found on line:

A wedding celebrant can make or break the tone of your wedding, so it’s important to pick the best one. How do you choose a wedding celebrant? Ideally ask for recommendations from friends and family or look online…Check for these things…


Qualification is what you should look for when interviewing wedding celebrants. Check here to find a licensed Celebrant.


Experienced celebrants have the knowledge and resources to make your wedding ceremony a truly memorable one. There are celebrants who specialise in a certain culture or religion, so make sure to ask about the ceremonies they’ve done in the past.


Your wedding celebrant should be comfortable with your chosen venue. Also, make sure to ask if they agree with your wedding theme. When it comes to the ceremony, is your celebrant willing to give you the reigns or would they insist on their own programme? Better ask all these questions beforehand to ensure a smooth and hassle-free ceremony.

Other considerations:

When considering a celebrant, check to see if he has any references. Call these couples and ask about their experience with said celebrant. What did they like and didn’t like about the ceremony? Was the celebrant a good and engaging speaker? Did he/she come to the wedding on time? Make sure to ask all these questions so you can find out if the celebrant is the right one for the job.

A top notch wedding celebrant will guide you through the whole process. Also, they are willing to accommodate your questions and concerns and address them accordingly. Not only that, they will listen to your ideas and incorporate them with their own. After all, it’s your wedding not theirs.

Find a celebrant who has the skills to deliver a great wedding ceremony that reflects you and your partner’s personalities. Someone who will make you feel at ease and fill you with confidence so you and your partner can relax and have fun on your wedding day.






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