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Saturday, Sep 17 2016, 02:15
What Should You Expect From a Celebrant?
is 'your' event, so always ask questions that are important to you!
they offer information and resources that are helpful in planning your ceremony? And do they provide a vast
range of materials and informative documents
to assist you in planning your ceremony, including a choice of readings, suggestions for music, an
overview of various symbolic gestures to consider, and sample vows and ring promises?
they seem organised, professional and well seasoned as a Celebrant?
devoted will they be? For example, will they book other ceremonies before or after yours? (This is important because life,
being what it is, isn't always 'on time' and some
delays are unexpected. You want a Celebrant who is devoted to your occasion without causing you the added
stress of having to be perfectly punctual.)
they include any little 'extras' in their fee such as a commemorative
certificate, a beautifully prepared
commemorative copy of your ceremony for your memory box, specially prepared cards with vows printed?
they arrive early, tend to your guests, and brief the bridal party on the day?
they make themselves available for a rehearsal ahead of your ceremony?
they liaise with the venue ahead of time?
they tolerant of various photographic arrangements and requirements?
A phone conversation with
a Celebrant is a great way to assess their speaking skills and how they
organise their thoughts on the spot. You'll get a good sense for their warmth,
sincerity and professionalism, as well as how effectively they give you a
strong image about what might take place on the day.
We all have certain
expectations as well as many gaps about what a Celebrant can offer us, so your
first interaction with a Celebrant is very important in either giving you a
strong comfort level with their style, or it will raise some flags about how
well they may (or may not) work with you.
Next at Ellen Bower Ceremonies: What Should You Ask a Celebrant before you hire them?