Planning a wedding?? Get ready because everyone you speak to is about to tell you exactly how to do it!! They all mean well, they all want to help and some actually do!!! However the whole experience can be quite overwhelming! Here's one way to handle it... because I want to give you some advice too!!!!
A youngster kitted out in wedding gear is expert level cuteness! If you're thinking of involving little ones in your ceremony here are some ideas that have really worked well for me.
What bridal parties actually do varies wildly from wedding to wedding... However these three tips should help out no mater what :)
It's something that not a lot of people put that much thought into. However where the celebrant stands during a ceremony makes a real difference. It's vital that the guests feel at ease with whomever is leading your wedding. The positioning also effects both the flow and the feel of the day and particularly the photos and footage. Here's where I stand and why...
If you've written your own vows you may wonder... 'What do I do with them on the day?' Here's a really simple solution...
Let's face it; nearly every couple looks at each other at least once on their wedding planning journey and suggests... 'should we just jump on a plane!?' The answer of course is... Maybe!
For some couples a destination wedding is perfect and for others there's simply no chance! It depends on so many factors not the least of which include both family and financial survival!
However one of the main reasons WHY people shy away from a destination wedding is that they don't satisfactorily know HOW to arrange one. I hope this short video helps a little, if you have any questions please hit the 'enquiry' link and drop me a line!
OK... turns out that I WAS too tired to film on this particular evening!! Sorry!! Anyway, here's my pro-tip on how to minimise stress and maximise your enjoyment of working with all your wedding service providers. Note: I think I was asleep on the lounge about 5 minutes after this was filmed!!
Google 'Wedding to do list' and you are inviting distress!! There is perhaps no more efficient way to get distressed about your wedding! There are heaps of 'lists' to follow but very rarely does a list perfectly match a couple. They can be really helpful, here are some of my thoughts...
Getting showered by petals your idea of a good time?! Walking back down that aisle on your wedding day is most definitely a special and surreal moment and one well worth celebrating and capturing. Rice hurts, paper and confetti cannons have their place but petals are the most popular way to get pelted. Here are a few thoughts on the process :)
There is so much to do on your wedding day and it usually ends up being a blur. Make sure you're not too busy to appreciate and have time with your guests, that's the most common regret I've seen...
The very thought of reading at a wedding ceremony fills some with excitement and others with terror! Here are a few thoughts that may help as you prepare for the big day. If you're getting married, have someone doing a reading and find this video helpful, go ahead and share it with your reader :)
There is absolutely nothing remotely romantic about wedding paperwork! However, it is kind of important! Celebrants organise lots of documents but the main one couples deal with in the lead-up to their wedding is the 'Notice of Intended Marriage' (NoIM). I hope this makes completing your NoIM a little more manageable!!
Some couples don't even consider the weather... Others check the B.O.M. every second minute!!! In my experience the key regarding weather is to create stress free solutions from the outset so there's no panic on the day! Hope this helps!!
What a celebrant wears can really have an impact on a wedding. Everyone has their own style but I think we should all exhibit my three 'C's...
Care: we should took a good hard look in the mirror before we arrive!
Current: we shouldn't be afraid of buying new threads every now and then.
Cleanliness: Honestly, I've seen celebrants with stains on their clothes... in their profile pics...
"When should I get there?!"... I get asked that all the time... here are a few thoughts :)
Most people who want to use their married surname face some level of confusion! Hopefully this cinematic masterpiece will help! ;)
PS If you ever need any advice on how to access your certificates... just let me know!!
PPS This applies for Marriages that are registered in Australian States and Territories
People are often confused about where celebrants can perform ceremonies. Answer: Anywhere in Australia. However, not all celebrants are willing (or set up) to travel far. Personally I love travelling to marry people... from Cairns to Perth and from Darwin to Hobart. Hope this entry is helpful...
People often ask what we cover at an initial planning meeting (or phone call... or FaceTime... or Skype...!) Here's an insight into what to expect...
Weddings are special, so people usually go out of their way to dress special! When you're wearing something new or unusual the opportunity for 'whoopsies' and 'giggles' goes through the roof! Here are three common... issues, and how to avoid them :)
Wondering whether or not to write your own vows, hopefully this will help you wonder wisely :)