1: How do you find your Wedding Celebrant?
A1. Your wedding planners should able able to recommend a suitable Celebrant for you. Of course an internet search will give you additional options. Established Celebrants wil have Google Reviews and Videos to help you in your decision.
2 How do I book a Wedding Celebrant.
A2. Once you have found a celebrant, if recommended to you by your Wedding Planners the Celebrant in most cases should write to you first. If this not the case a simple email outlining your Wedding Details and date and then you can communicate by email. A good idea is also a quick Skype call to ensure that all is clear and you are a match. Then the final arrangements and a booking can be made.
3: Is a deposit required for booking.
A3. In most cases no, as the email confirming booking is suffice, as an agreement. If travel is involved the Celebrant may ask for the Travel expenses up front. A nice way for final payment is to delver it personally after the Ceremony in a white envelope and maybe some written words from the happy couple?
4 : What happens next ?
A4. You may have some ideas already on what you would like to say to each other and your personal vows but the celebrant should be able to send you a few examples of different types of Wedding Ceremonies. From here, you can cherry pick and add from these examples – it can short or long – anything is possible as it is your Ceremony. Then you all work on this together to a final version for the Wedding Ceremony. This is normally takes 1-3 iterations before a complete final Ceremony is formed. Finally, on the day the Celebrant role is to ensure that the ceremony runs smoothly and is relaxed so if you have any special requests just ask.
Tips brought to you by : Paul Cunliffe
Paul Cunliffe, is an experienced Wedding Celebrant and Master of Ceremonies based out of Phuket Thailand.As an experienced Wedding Celebrant, he has been based out of Thailand for the last 10 years and had the privilege to work with many couples from all over the World. He served in the Royal Air Force for 23 years and trained as an instructor and event organizer amongst other things before retiring to Phuket, Thailand.
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