If you are planning to get married, will you do so in a church or is your ceremony going to be performed by a wedding celebrant? Do you know what aspects of the ceremony a celebrant will handle for you and what do you need to take care of yourself?
For those who have recently been married by a celebrant, can you shed some light on the role of a marriage celebrant.
According to Jan Littlejohn of Ceremonies with Style (ceremonieswithstyle.com.au), a marriage celebrant attends to all the legal paperwork, assists you to create a ceremony to suit your needs, solemnizes your marriage and for overseas and interstate couples can help to organise a venue, flowers, cars, cake etc
Quite simply, they assist you in planning your wedding. They are appointed by the Attorney Generals Department, and they must adhere to the Marriage Act (cth) 1961. They help you become creative within the law.
The lady I know who is one basically helped the couple with everything. She was fantastic and made all the paperwork and planning easy. You can add your own touches like a poem, music, a letter anything.