Think carefully about having a surprise wedding

I recently saw an episode of The Moodys about Terry and Yvonne’s wedding where things didn’t go quite to plan and before these two lovebirds could exchange their vows, Dan and Cora ‘stole’ not only their celebrant, but also their hot air balloon and their vows. How...

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

The people have spoken and what a wonderful result from the despised postal survey! However, it won’t be time for a full celebration until the Marriage Act is changed to allow marriage between same sex couples. Even if this is passed by Parliament next month, there...

Some Tips on Modern Wedding Etiquette for the Bride & Groom and their Guests

FOR THE HAPPY COUPLE                 So you’ve set the date to marry the love of your life – congratulations! Here are some tips for what you need to think about both before and after the wedding.  Who pays for the wedding? Traditionally, the bride’s parents paid for...

WRITING YOUR OWN VOWS

“I don’t know what to say” “I’m not good with words” “We’re not soppy people, so saying personal vows would feel silly”  While some couples are delighted at the idea of writing their own personal vows, many others are terrified at the idea. However, once you realise...

WHERE DOES YOUR CELEBRANT COME ON YOUR WEDDING PLANNING LIST?

So you’re planning your wedding – congratulations!  There are many websites that offer good planning tools for your wedding and these can help you decide what you need to do for your special day, depending on how simple or extravagant you want it to be....

Do you know what a civil marriage celebrant does?

Most people don’t know exactly what civil marriage celebrants do “Civil marriage celebrants have overseen the majority of marriages since 1999 and the proportion of marriage ceremonies overseen by a civil celebrant increased again to 74.1 per cent of all...

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