As a Civil Marriage Celebrant I enjoy creating unique individual ideas for my couple's wedding ceremonies. I pride myself on being creative, confident, highly organised, well prepared and presented. Therefore I will ask you a series of questions, even providing a questionnaire for you to think about and fill in at home"
I officiate at a range of ceremonies throughout the North / Northwest Tasmania but will travel Tasmania
I am also available Australia Wide.
I look forward to assisting couples in making their wedding ceremonies unique, and most importantly a
I am continually creating solid business relationships with many venues and wedding service specialists.
I always suggest meeting with other Celebrants as well as me, to ensure you "Click" Its important to feel comfortable with your celebrant. I hope to be that Celebrant.
Order of Ceremony
Average time of ceremony is 15-30minutes.
Length of time of the ceremony is a personal
choice. Some couples prefer a shorter ceremony of about 10-15 minutes
may prefer one that takes a little longer and can include up to 2 readings -
taking about 20-30 minutes.
You can have as many readings as you wish however,
1 or 2 is the usual.
Procession (Bridal March)
Bridesmaids enter first, followed by the Bride with the person who is giving her
away. (A bridal party is optional. However it is required that you have atleast two witnesses (witnesses must be over the age of 18))
Celebrant welcomes family and friends, and introduces her/himself. Housekeeping
announcements ie: facebook/photos/confetti and rice.
Away' of the Bride to the Groom is totally optional. Often more than one
'Giving Away' is done. There are plenty of options:
- Giving Away of the Bride by her father/ brother/mother/sister/other
- Giving Away of the Bride and Groom by their respective parents.
- Giving Away of the Bride by her parents.
- Giving Yourselves to Each Other
speaks about the couple's ideals and/or philosophies of marriage. What marriage
means to the couple and perhaps aspirations for their future together.
I can offer you a selection of verses and poems from various books and resources, or you may chose your own. It is usual to have a close friend or family member read
From the Marriage Act and said by the Celebrant. This cannot be deleted or modified.
Intention to Marry
This is often called the 'Declaration of Marriage' which is a public
Again, I can offer you a selection of verses and poems from various books of resources, or you may chose your own.
Most couples give rings to each other however, sometimes just the Bride chooses
to have a ring. Some couples may choose to give a gift, rather than a ring.
A short conclusion is said by the Celebrant.
The Declaration of
The Celebrant pronounces the couple 'Husband and Wife'.
Signing the Marriage
The couple and their two witnesses sign the Marriage Register, Certificate of
Marriage and Marriage Certificate.
Presentation of the couple
The Celebrant congratulates the couple and introduces them to their family and
friends. Many just choose to have their first names read while others prefer to
be introduced as Mr & Mrs...
The couple leave the ceremony area, followed by their bridal party, generally
concludes the Celebrant's part of the ceremony.