Category Archives: Charis’ Blog

Are wedding rehearsals important? Do we need to have a rehearsal? When are where are rehearsals normally held? Written by Charis White, Melbourne based marriage celebrant

  Every celebrant is different and works in very different ways. For me, a wedding rehearsal, is an important part of your wedding preparation. It gets you ready for the day, clears any questions you may have and helps to make your day run smoothly. I normally run my rehearsals during the week from 10-2. They […]

What does a celebrant wear on your wedding day, written by Charis White, Melbourne based marriage celebrant

  I often get asked by couples: “what will you wear on our wedding day?” The truth is every celebrant is different, has a different vibe and will dress according to their brand. For me, I guess I feel the most comfortable in “corporate style” clothing. I often wear short sleeve dresses in summer and […]

Is live music during a wedding ceremony a good idea? Written by Charis White, Melbourne based marriage celebrant

  Couples always ask me if it is a good idea to have live music during their ceremony. My response is always a resounding “YES.” Live music bring an extra special touch to your ceremony. Your guests can enjoy a few songs being played live, before the brides grand entrance. During the ceremony live music […]

Spring, Winter, Summer. What season is the best to get married in? By Charis White Celebrant

Covid wedding in Melbourne

  Every season has a negative and a positive. A winter wedding is very glamorous and romantic. A wedding in this season means you can have beautiful photos nestled by the open fire in your venue. My biggest piece of advice is, if you have your ceremony outside. Either book heathers, have blankets on the […]

Flats shoes vs High Heels on your Wedding day. Charis White, Melbourne marriage celebrant

  This is only a dilemma for certain brides. Some already have an idea of how high their heels with be and who they will be made by? Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Stuart Weitzman or Jimmy Choo…..just to name a few amazing shoe designers. For other brides, the decision of appropriate shoe height may be a dilemma. I was one […]

What is the time frame you need to book a celebrant in and what are the legal requirements? Charis White Celebrant, Melbourne based celebrant

  Today I had an enquiry for a Wedding in 35 days time, it got me thinking about the Notice of Intended Marriage. Maybe newly engaged couples do not know about this legal requirement? Yes, it is a legal requirement that you fill in the Notice of Intended Marriage with a celebrant or prescribed authority […]

Advice for clients thinking of having a Beach wedding in Melbourne, Charis White celebrant

  Having been involved in many beach weddings, I though it would be helpful if I wrote a blog on the do’s and don’ts of a Beach Wedding. Beach weddings sound awesome in theory, but can be plagued with dangers. The first thing I recommend doing is clearly outlining where on the beach the Wedding will […]

Wedshed, Real Weddings, Beth and James, Pope Joan, Melbourne

  Wedshed just featured my past clients Beth and James. Their wedding was simply amazing. First, it was a total surprise for their guest. As I entered, all the guests knew what was happening as they had a big sign saying “Welcome to our Wedding.” Second, Georgie James was their fabulous photographer. Third, of course […]