- Published on Monday, 07 December 2015 07:36
So you’ve picked the day and the perfect location, the next most important item on the list is to find someone to officiate at your wedding. You need to find someone who will help you realise your vision of the day and have the qualifications to make it legal!
Many ceremonies these days don’t have to be religious but they do need to be legal. If you are not getting married in a church you will need to be married by a Marriage Celebrant. A celebrant is authorized to solemnize marriages anywhere in Australia in accordance with the Marriage Act and will advise on and handle all the legal documentation.
Using a celebrant not only takes care of the legal aspects of your wedding but gives you the freedom to customise your ceremony, whether that’s formal or informal, in a chapel or on the beach. You have the option to be creative and make the ceremony truly memorable and meaningful to you both.
So what makes a great marriage celebrant and are Gold Coast Celebrants better?
Before you go on the hunt for the perfect celebrant you need to make some decisions about the style of ceremony you would like and the type of celebrant you want to perform the ceremony.
Will your wedding be day or evening, would you like a man or woman to officiate and do you prefer someone younger or more mature?
Whatever your preference there are some qualities that are essential for the smooth running of your ceremony.
Choose a celebrant who is experienced and professional, a calm guiding hand that will steer you through the options whilst respecting your ideas and opinions.
A celebrant should be able to tailor the ceremony to your specific style and theme for the day, adding humour and fun where needed. They need to adapt to being barefoot on the beach or dressed formally for a chapel ceremony.
They are there to help make your day special and to make the whole experience a memorable one perhaps adding special touches like a ceremony pack filled with copies of your vows and special readings.
When you think you have found someone who fits the bill, schedule a couple of informal chats to discuss the style of ceremonies they have performed in the past and ideas on what you would like on your day.
The most important thing to remember when making your decision is to go with someone that you have made a connection with. When you make the right decision the celebrant will be with you for all your life moments throughout the years to come.
So are Gold Coast celebrants better?
Gold Coast celebrants certainly have more sand between their toes and leaves in their hair due to the range of venues available on the coast for wedding ceremonies.
From the dazzling beaches to the lush hinterland and 5 star resorts, they need to be creative and versatile to make couples dreams come true.
So if you find an amazing celebrant on the Gold Coast with all of these attributes who helps you make your dream ceremony a reality then, yes they are better.
If you're on the hunt for a celebrant on the Gold Coast start the search in our national wedding directory.
About The Author
Jodie Terzis has worked in the Events and Wedding Industry for many years helping brides achieve their dream wedding and is based on the Gold Coast.
Jodie is also passionate about Everything Chocolate, making her own delicious chocolate creations and blogging about her journey. Chocoholics can find her at The Chocolate Mixing Bowl.