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May 24
SHOULD YOU CONSIDER A SMALL WEDDING?

First of all, let’s redefine what a Wedding is… To be legally married, you need yourselves, a celebrant and two witnesses to be present. From there, it’s totally up to you HOW you celebrate getting married. A small/micro wedding DOES NOT have to mean eloping and keeping everything a secret! You have our full permission […]

Apr 21
MOTHER OF THE BRIDE…. AND CELEBRANT TOO.

Lisa Newman is a Melbourne based Celebrant whose smile is as big as her hugs!  When she spots you across a room, you are almost instantly drawn into a sequined one-armed generous hug… the other hand is quite rightly holding a glass of something bubbly and delicious.  It’s this type of generous multitasking that makes […]

Apr 11
HOW TO INCLUDE YOUR CHILDREN IN YOUR CEREMONY?

We love a bit of a stalk on the many wedding planning Facebook Groups there are, and know that one often hotly debated topic when planning a wedding is ‘Should we allow kids to attend’.  And we’re not here to tell you what to do when it comes to this as we see both sides […]

Apr 06
NOW I’M MARRIED… HOW DO I CHANGE MY NAME?

It’s one of the most common questions a celebrant is asked. Short answer, it can get complicated. Depending on what part of your name, if any, you want to change after you get married, the process can differ. It can also differ depending on which State or Territory you married in, and which State or […]

Mar 28
FEELING HOT, HOT, HOT

We’ve come up with some hints and tips to help make a mid-summer wedding a little cooler, and have also picked the brains of some of our Queensland members as to what their advice would be for couples looking at planning a wedding in those sunnier seasons. WATER “Bottled water, jugs of water, water dispensers, […]

Mar 22
HOW MUCH DOES A CELEBRANT COST?

It really is amazing how many times we witness someone asking in a Facebook group or even in a direct email ‘I’m looking for a celebrant who won’t charge an arm and a leg’ or ‘don’t you just rock up on the day and that’s it? As much as the former gives off alarm bells […]

Mar 07
AN INTIMATE, SWEET & NO FUSS GARDEN ELOPEMENT

DAVE & LAUREN,Eloped at Harold Boas Gardens, in Perth, Western Australia Real Wedding Inspiration It was a case of fourth time lucky for Dave and Lauren who eloped in a tropical garden park in the heart of Perth. After planning big weddings in Adelaide and Perth they kept meeting roadblocks with borders closing and Covid […]

Feb 22
WEDDING REHEARSALS – DO YOU NEED ONE?

Ask pretty much any wedding Celebrant if you need a rehearsal and you’ll get one of the following answers: Hell yes Hell no Depends Some celebrants will do all they can to avoid rehearsals, some will insist on them, and some are happy to do or not do them. One thing is for sure, if […]

Feb 14
I CAME OUT TODAY

Now, I wasn’t ‘testing the waters’ by Coming Out to my Osteopath before I came out to family, friends, employers and the rest. No. I’d Come Out in various ways (some better than others) many years earlier…!I’d also Come Out to numerous Osteopaths over the years….! This was just an interaction with someone I am […]

Feb 09
THE ULTIMATE CHECKLIST TO PLAN A WEDDING

WEDDING PLANNING CHECKLIST Whether you’re getting married, or you are a wedding planner or friend assisting the couple, you can use this checklist as your guide to planning a wedding. It’s suitable for all Australian weddings — even those scheduled to happen in a matter of weeks (with some adjustments, of course)! What’s important is, […]