Category Archives: Charis’ Blog

What if I cannot remember my vows during the ceremony? Written by Melbourne based wedding celebrant, Charis White

  It is natural to feel nervous on your wedding day. It is a day full of emotions and excitement. As your celebrant, I will be there to guide you every step of the way. I always make sure your Vows are included in my full draft of the wedding. That way there is absolutely […]

Where do the flower girls and Paige boys stand during the ceremony. Written by Melbourne based wedding celebrant, Charis White

  Flower girls and Paige boys are a lovely inclusion in  your ceremony. The truth is that most of the time, they are quite young and struggle to stand up at the front of the ceremony for the whole time. I always say, if you think they are too young to stand up at the […]

Can we include the acknowledgment of country in our wedding ceremony? Written by Melbourne based wedding celebrant, Charis White

  I often get asked if the acknowledgment of country can be included in my clients ceremony. The truth is we can have just about anything in your ceremony as long as we say the legal requirements. I am a big fan of the acknowledgment of country, as it makes the ceremony so inclusive. Here is […]

Where do the flower girls and page boys stand during the wedding ceremony? Written by Charis White, Melbourne based marriage celebrant.

The answer to this question is totally up to the bride and groom and the age a temperament of the children involved. If the children are older and you want to capture many photos from the ceremony, with them in the photos. I suggest that they stand at the front with the bridal party. Of […]

What are the best venues in Melbourne to get married at? Written by Charis White Melbourne based marriage celebrant

    Melbourne has so any amazing venues we really are spoiled for choice. Here is a list of the most popular wedding venues: The Abbotsford Convent   The Craft and Co ​ Coombe Estate ​ Sandbar Beach Cafe ​ Carousel ​ Seal Life Melbourne Aquarium ​ Pope Joan […]

Can I include my parents in my wedding? Written by Charis White, Melbourne based marriage celebrant

  Of course you can include your parents in your wedding ceremony. Pretty much you can do anything you would like in your ceremony, apart from changing the legal wording. The best way to include you parents is to have both of them walk you down the aisle. If this idea does not sit right […]

How long have you been a celebrant and why did you choose this profession? Written by Charis White Celebrant, Melbourne based celebrant

  I have been a celebrant for eight years. I decided to go back to school when my son was 6 months old. You see, when I got married, I loved the whole process and I wanted to get into the wedding industry. At the time there was a cap on the amount of celebrants […]

How will my Vows be heard during the wedding ceremony, written by Charis White, Melbourne based wedding celebrant

  As a celebrant, my fee includes a battery powered PA system. I am happy for you to play music through my PA during the ceremony as well. At the rehearsal we will practise how to talk into a mic and where the mic will be placed during your ceremony. I like to do rehearsals, […]

Can we have a “registry style wedding,” not at the registry office? Written by Charis White, Melbourne based celebrant

  I am often emailed this question. A lot of people do not like the idea of a registry office, yet they still want to get married quickly and cheaply. Of course this type of ceremony is definitely an option. The only difference is, we do not have a rehearsal and the ceremony is the […]