Ceremony

The Marriage Celebrant 01.05.2012

marriage-celebrants

Today we’re putting the spotlight on marriage celebrants.

Plain and simple, a marriage celebrant is a person who is authorised {meaning registered} by the Australian Government to perform legal marriages according to the Marriage Act 1961. In a nutshell, a wedding celebrant conducts ceremonies and attends to all the legal paperwork pertaining to the marriage.

So how then do you find the perfect marriage celebrant for your wedding?

Ensure that your proposed celebrant is authorised as a marriage celebrant under the Marriage Act 1961, as only authorised or registered marriage celebrants have the authority to perform marriages in Australia.

Consider whether you prefer a religious marriage celebrant or a civil marriage celebrant?

A celebrant may be a representative of a religious organisation {often known as a religious marriage celebrant} or someone providing secular or non-religious weddings {often known as a civil marriage celebrant}.

Once you decide on what type of celebrant you prefer, you should make an appointment to meet the celebrant and make sure that they are a good fit. Once you’ve picked your celebrant, you should confirm your wedding arrangements in writing with plenty of time before the day.

Next, consider what type of ceremony you want?

Marriage celebrants tend to offer a choice of ceremonies. They also tend to assist couples to write their own ceremonies if that’s what you prefer. What’s most important is that you feel comfortable with your celebrant and feel confident that he/she suits your needs and the type of wedding you are planning.

Now you’re ready to begin your search.

Here’s a list of marriage celebrants that we’ve recently welcomed into the One Stylish Bride community. All these marriage celebrants are registered and come highly recommended.

Amour Ceremonies

U Say I Do Celebrant Services

A Summers Celebration

Jessie Cacchillo Civil Marriage Celebrant

Engage Celebrants

Robyn Pattison Civil Marriage Celebrant

A Memorable Ceremony

Ring Bearer Bowls 15.02.2010

These charming ring bearer bowls are the creation of Caroline from Paloma’s Nest.

Caroline creates these ceramic keepsakes for your wedding day, all of which are customizable to your style and vision. Love that.

Our favourite is the heart-shaped ring bearer bowl that reads, “I carry your heart”. Beautiful.

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{Images via Paloma’s Nest}

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