I have been a celebrant for almost a decade. I fell into it naturally because I was a school teacher in my early adult life. In my mid 40’s I volunteered in as president of a small charity. Over the ensuing years and because of my work background, I learned to be aware and assess others’ needs and develop the ability to communicate. Having a fine-tuned sense of wit has been a blessing too.
I mean, have you ever witnessed a celebrant during the ceremony exclaim, “Correct!” after asking them individually, THE (traditional) Question to which the bride and groom then answer with a “Yes”….. That was my being in typical teacher mode….Cracked everyone up.
I give everyone my step-by-step guide about what happens in each meeting we need to have, leading up to the wedding day which I think is helpful. They (couples) never realised how the process to prepare for their wedding day is quite involved.
Being a celebrant is an incredible job. Most couples I work for tend to morph into a friendship because we learn a lot about each other during our meetings to fine-tune the content in their ceremony. Lots of listening and options are discussed around my table over a good cup of something and a snack in my home.
Finding the love of your life is something to celebrate and your wedding ceremony is the ultimate act of formalising and celebrating this union. Choosing a competent Civil Marriage Celebrant is an important decision for your wedding day.
It is important to know note that not all celebrants are members of professional associations but I choose to be an active member of the Australian Marriage Celebrants Incorporated, who set the benchmark of professionalism for Civil Marriage Celebrants of Australia.