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How to choose your celebrant like you’d choose a car…
Just as the car you choose not only has to fit your budget but also be fit for purpose, so does your celebrant. .... Read on...

Your celebrant is NOT ripping you off (it is more than just half an hour)
There is an awful lot that goes into the half-hour the ceremony lasts - and that's what you are paying for .... Read on...

All About Silk
Silk is the luxury fabric. Used both in wedding gowns on for groom's ties. To learn about the many types of silk ....Read on...

All About Lace
Lace and weddings go together like, well, wedding gowns and weddings. Regarded to be the traditional bridal fabric, it has been popular for luxury wedding gowns for centuries. To learn about the most popular types of lace used in wedding gowns ....Read on...

I am old enough to remember ...

I can't personally do anything about what is happening in regards to the erosion of women's rights in Washington DC. But I can remind every couple that I marry that it is not 1910, 1950, or even 1980 in Australia ....Read on...

Wedding Prediction for 2017 - Year of the Drone

This year I predict that drones will be the must-have at a wedding. But there are some things you need to take into account to ensure disaster doesn't strike.... Read on...

Change to Fiance Visa Assessment Process
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced changes to the Fiance Visa application assessment process...Read on ...

How to have an Environmentally Friendly and Socially Conscious Wedding
Environmentally friendly celebrations do not have to lack style. As well as ensuring that you do not start your married life by unwittingly contributing to climate change or environmental damage, making socially conscious choices can save you money – and provide a defensible justification for not breaking the bank!  Here's how: ...Read on ...
Great Wedding Photos Start in the Mind

Mindset and mind-power can make or break your wedding photos ...Read on ...
Wedding Costs
How much does a wedding cost?
While other parts of the retail sector are seeing a downturn, even though the number of weddings in Australia per year is dropping, the wedding industry is flourishing - and that is costing couples big time. But it doesn't have to ... Read on ..

Flower Girl Tossing
                              PetalsHow to Train your Flower Girl for a Brilliant Petal Toss
There is nothing sweeter than a flower girl tossing petals with exuberant abandon. But achieving that takes a little training ... Read on ..

And the Flower Girl wore a Backpack ...

Give the children you want involved in your wedding ceremony the choice of what they will do and what they will wear and magic happens ...  Read on..

What not to do in a ceremonyEverything you Learned about Wedding Ceremonies from Married at First Sight is WRONG ...
Married at First Sight is about the worst wedding manual on the planet ... and here's
why ...  Read on...


Memorial Table
                                                    - WeddingHow to Remember and Honour Deceased Loved Ones in your Wedding Ceremony
Memorialising deceased loved ones is something many couples wish to include in their wedding. There are many ways to do this, and many things that need to be considered ... Read on...

How to avoid getting less than you paid for….. or more than you bargained for....when booking your ceremony

Insider tips about what to look at when considering a ceremony package...   Read on...

How (Not) to Stagger Down the Aisle (in 3 easy steps)

There is an art to walking down the aisle elegantly - and most of it relates to preparation ...   Read on...

The One Simple Thing Most Couples Forget When Choosing a Ceremony Venue

There is a very simple thing that makes all the difference when choosing your ceremony venue. Forgetting to do it is a serious oversight ... Read on...

6 Good Reasons6 Good RWedding GownThe Shocking Truth about Wedding Dresses
The single biggest contributor to the carbon footprint of your wedding may surprise you ... Read on...

How to Get Married in a Hurry
In Australia you are required to give at least a month's formal notice before you can get married But what if you either just want to get married ASAP, or need to get married in a hurry? ... Read on.....

How to Avoid the #1 Wedding Embarrassment

No Wedding EmbarrassmentThe most feared wedding embarrassment is something that nobody wants to do in public, let alone at their wedding ... Read on.....

Is Your Celebrant Duly Authorised?
While scams involving persons who are not authorised celebrants are extremely rare in Australia, now that a celebrant can be deregistered forthwith if he or she fails to pay the annual fee celebrants are now required to pay, it is particularly important to check whether your celebrant is still registered Read on.....

6 Good Reasons to Celebrate when Something Goes Wrong at your Wedding
There is no such thing as a perfect wedding, But that's reason to celebrate, and here's why...Read on....

Wedding Psychology: How and Where to Stand
Bride and Groom enjoying their ceremony
How and where the bride and groom stand during the ceremony not only impacts on photographs of the ceremony, it can have a far-reaching impact on the marriage,   Read on....



Bali Weddings
Everything you need to know about getting married with an Australian celebrant in Bali ...  read on...

10 Things we "Know" about Getting Married that Ain't So
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As Artemus Ward said 'It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that ain't so.' In wedding land there are a lot of common beliefs that just aren't true ...  Read on....


Forget the Kick-Ass Wedding

Kick-ass - an informal North American adjective meaning forceful, vigorous, and aggressive. "he's a kick-ass guy who takes no prisoners"  ...  Read on....


How to get the best "getting ready" photos
Bride getting ready


Ensuring that your 'getting ready' photos are fantastic requires not just a photographer with skills and a good eye, but some preparation on the part of the bridal party.   ...  Read on....



Your talking logo for your wedding

Borrow a tool from business networking for effective communication about your wedding  ...  Read on....

10 lessons learned from 700+ weddings

Wedding Lesson Plan Cover
Ten years of officiating weddings, both legal and non-legal, have dished up some  pretty interesting lessons, some of which might surprise  ...  Read on....





Scottish Islamic Tartan

 Scottish Islamic
                          Tartan

Anyone, regardless of faith or genetic background can have a Tartan Wedding, something demonstrated by an official registered tartan  ... Read on....




How Long Should a Wedding Ceremony Take?

 How long should
                          a wedding ceremony take

A wedding ceremony can take anywhere from a minute (literally - that's to get the legal bits done and dusted, to  ... Read on....



The Problem with Wedding Readings

The problem with
                          readings

Most people assume that you have to have readings in a wedding ceremony. But on the day they often don't work ... Read on....


Microphone Wars

Hand-held Microphone

Most celebrants use a hand-held microphone. But is that the best choice? ... Read on....


Food, Flowers, and Furniture

Wedding Styling by Miss Weddings
                        http://missweddings.com.au/
Every now and someone asks me what I supply in terms of styling and other add-ons for a wedding ... Read on....




Drone and GO

Pokemon at wedding 

Drone and GO, sounds like the typical wedding ceremony, doesn't it - the celebrant drones on, and eventually you get to kiss and go. But that's not what this post is about ... Read on....




'You may kiss your bride' - oh yeah?
How to have the Perfect (and Perfectly Modern) Kiss

 Wedding Kiss

As a celebrant I not only see many many wedding kisses, I also have the responsibility of prompting them. Your first kiss as a married couple will be photographed and remembered by your guests (and everyone who sees the photographs) for years and years, so it is important to plan for the perfect kiss!
Read on....

Expressing support for Marriage Equality in your Wedding
Equal Love
                              Sign

While Marriage Equality is not yet a reality in Australia, there are numerous ways in which you can express your support in your marriage ceremony ....Read on....





Talking Heads

Visual
                              elements are important in ceremonies

Let's face it. Most wedding ceremonies are pretty ordinary. And that's partly because they are all about words. Bride, Groom, and Celebrant as Talking Heads, with the celebrant doing 98% of the talking ...Read on....