What should you look for in a marriage celebrant?

Your wedding day is one of the most significant days of your life, and choosing the right marriage celebrant is such an important decision. A marriage celebrant is responsible for the legal aspects of your wedding, for officiating your wedding ceremony and for being the official party starter. With so many marriage celebrants available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. Here are some things to consider when choosing a marriage celebrant.

The first thing to consider is whether the celebrant is legally authorised to perform marriages. In Australia you are required to complete a course and then apply to the attorney general for acceptance.  Make sure that your celebrant has the required certification, and they can legally marry you. You can look the celebrant list up here: https://marriage.ag.gov.au/commonwealthcelebrants/all

A good marriage celebrant should be eloquent and an experienced public speaker. A good celebrant is easy to talk to and understands your vision for the wedding ceremony will help make the process stress-free and bring your vision to life.

Your wedding ceremony should reflect your personalities and values as a couple. A good marriage celebrant will work with you to create a ceremony that is unique and personal to you. They should be open to incorporating almost anything you would like in your ceremony.

It’s important to consider the availability of your celebrant. Peak season books out well in advance so do not have your heart set on someone without checking their availability first.

An experienced celebrant can bring a level of confidence and assurance to your wedding ceremony. They have hopefully performed hundreds of weddings and should be able to provide guidance and advice on what works best. Additionally, an experienced celebrant will have contingency plans in case of any unexpected changes or circumstances on the day and believe me crazy things can happen.

Check out online Google reviews or ask for recommendations from friends and family who have recently married. Reviews will give you an idea of what to expect from the celebrant and the quality of service they provide. Recommendations from people you trust are always valuable. Do a deep dive into your potential celebrant.

Finding the right marriage celebrant is a critical decision that will influence your wedding ceremony. Ensure that you choose someone who is legally authorised, has excellent communication skills, can personalise your ceremony, is available on your wedding day, has experience, and has positive reviews and recommendations. Good luck and feel free to get in touch with me to see if I am available on your day.