Planning a wedding is no fairy tale. Sure, there are exciting bits like finding your awesome venue or nailing your wedding look. But there’s also a hefty to-do list when it comes to creating a killer day.
And on that list is a super important to do: Find a s*** hot marriage celebrant who gets us and who’ll make sure our wedding preparations run smoothly and stress-free.
No idea where to start? Read on!
Nail your ceremony brief.
You can’t know who the right celebrant is until you have an idea of the kinda ceremony you want. If you’ve never been hitched before you’re probably thinking: How the hell should we know? Do not fear. Follow these instructions below.
Grab your lover, grab a drink and grab a comfy place to sit together for a super-chill wedding brainstorm sesh. Delegate a note-taker and a drink and snack supervisor and hit yourselves up with these questions:
Ever sat through a ceremony that felt so tedious you couldn’t wait for them to kiss already so you could get to the fun part? What sucked about it? Write it down!
What about a wedding ceremony that hit you in the feels and had your jaw aching from all the laughter? Now we’re talking. What did you love about it?
Wanna elope, go all micro with say 20 people or do you want the whole tribe?
Where do you sit on the tradition spectrum? Wanna flip them and reverse them or keep the classics?
You’ve compiled your shortlist, so now it’s about getting together with your potential celebrants for a bit of a blind date. Zoom is a good first date but if you'd rather check them out IRL and have the time, go for it!
Most likely, your celebrant will have a tonne of questions about the both of you and the kinda wedding your hearts desire.
But if you’re gonna be picking “the one”, there are some important questions you can ask your potential new marriage celebrant.