How to choose the right wedding celebrant for your special day
I truly believe a wedding celebrant is one of the most important people who will play the most significant role in your special and meaningful Day. As a wedding celebrant myself I would love to give you the following tips on how to choose the right marriage celebrant for your wedding.
Communication. When you meet with your celebrant it’s vital to pay attention to how he/she communicates with you and your fiance. First of all, confidence, eye contact and how well he/she presents themselves. If these three keys don’t happen on your first non-obligation meeting then more likely you need to look for someone else. Guess what… your celebrant will act the same way on your day plus there will be 50 or more people.
Perfect fit. When you meet a prospective celebrant imagine how he/she might fit in with your family and friends. Will they engage well with your parents or other important people? Do you instantly warm up to them in a way that makes you feel confident, comfortable and supported? Your celebrant does not necessarily have to become your best friend but these things are important. You’ve got to like him/her and vice versa.
Experience. What experience does your wedding celebrant have of delivering a wedding ceremony? Every couple is different with their own individual characteristics and background. Your ceremony should reflect the same. There is no such thing as ONE ceremony that fits all couples. Your potential wedding celebrant has to create a personalized ceremony that reflects you as a couple and create a meaningful ceremony that will touch your heart.
Personality. Decide what type of personality would you want your celebrant to have? Are you looking for an open minded, younger, passionate, committed and flexible? Male or female? Perhaps a celebrant who is a bit older, more mature or religious? I say go with your gut feeling and your intuition.
Punctuality. Timing is absolutely crucial. Your celebrant needs to be punctual and should arrive to the venue at least one hour earlier prior to any guests arrival. They need to make sure everything is under control so there are no unwanted surprises.
Your job is to find a wedding celebrant who you feel comfortable with, who understands you, and who can deliver what you desire. If you don’t know exactly what you want they should be experienced and skilled in asking important questions and helping you explore your options. The job of a wedding celebrant is not only to perform a perfect wedding ceremony on the day but also to create a perfect memory which will last you a lifetime.
Happy hunting ?
Wedding Celebrant Valeria Antipenko