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Choosing your Celebrant

Your wedding day will be one of the most important days in both your lives so its important you find the right celebrant to make your day memorable and fulfill your expectations.

Finding the right celebrant is also a personal choice.  A celebrant should make you feel comfortable, understand your needs, be professional yet personable, offer the best possible service and craft a ceremony that is unique and special to you.

When I first meet my clients, I listen to them, ask how the met, talk about their relationship, families, friends, values, cultures and beliefs. I also ask what their expectations are for their wedding day and what type of ceremony they would like – traditional, fun, cultural, spiritual or modern. This enables me to work on the first script, which I continue to develop together with the couple until it is perfect.

I attend to all the legal documentation and also make sure that all legal requirements during your ceremony are met as part of the Marriage Act. I also encourage my clients to have a wedding rehearsal and include this in my celebrant fee.

I’m always available by phone and email to discuss your plans, provide advice and assistance and ensure you are given the best possible service.

For more information please contact me on 0407 411 472 or email gramatia@lifeceremony.com.au

Questions to ask when interviewing a Celebrant

1.     Are you available on the wedding date?

2.     Can you travel to the wedding venue?

3.     Do you have any other weddings or ceremonies on the same day?

4.     How long have you been a celebrant and how many weddings have you performed?

5.     What do you like most about performing weddings?

6.     Will you do a wedding rehearsal?

7.     How much do you charge and what is included in the cost?

8.     Can you provide samples of wedding scripts, sample vows, readings, rituals, suggestions for music etc.?

9.     Do you provide a PA system, signing table and chairs?

10.  Do you have any recent testimonials?

During the interview process, decide how comfortable you feel with your celebrant, do you like and respect them and is the feeling reciprocated?