Your wedding day is all about you and your partner and should be one of the most joyous and memorable days in your life. Whether you intend to have a private intimate ceremony or one with many guests do not leave the success of your wedding to chance. Make sure your Celebrant is capable and experienced and is able to adapt your ideas and wishes for this wonderful event to be the wedding of your dreams.
Gail Booth – The Sydney Celebrant was appointed as a Civil Marriage Celebrant by the Federal Government of Australia in 1995. Since then she has conducted well over 1000 weddings and ceremonies.
From your first contact with Gail which must be at least one month prior to your intended wedding date you will be confident that you are in good hands..
Gail will invite you to have an obligation free initial meeting so she can explain the legal aspects required leading up to your wedding also the format for a wedding ceremony and the procedures during and after the ceremony and generally discuss with you your ideas and plans for your wedding.
At the 2nd meeting your will complete the Notice of Intended Marriage application form and show Gail your Passport or Birth Certificate and Photo License and also if you have been married previously either a Divorce Certificate or a Death Certificate terminating that marriage You will be given all the help you will need to choose the wording for your personalised ceremony.
The 3rd meeting which is the rehearsal is held immediately prior to your wedding when pre marriage documents will be signed and all aspects of your wedding ceremony will be finalised to ensure you are rehearsed, relaxed and enjoy every moment of this great event..
Your wedding day will be filled with anticipation and excitement – Gail will guide you through the ceremony with care and will ensure you have a meaningful and memorable wedding.
When to start looking for a Celebrant
Just as soon as you have decided on a date and location for your ceremony you should choose your Celebrant. You can book your Celebrant 18 months prior to your Ceremony and it is required by law that you have completed the application to be married which is known as the “Notice of Intended Marriage” at least one month prior to your wedding.
Choosing your Celebrant
There are over 8000 registered Civil Marriage Celebrants across Australia, so you have a wide choice. This in itself maybe daunting. The best place to start is by word of mouth recommendations from friends and family but just as you are unique Celebrants are all different so it is worthwhile to meet at least 3 so you are confident in your decision..
Celebrants know the importance of your ceremony and realise you are not going to choose the first Celebrant you meet (even though you may).
What to look for in a Celebrant
- Your immediate impression.
- How do they sound on the phone
- Do they quickly reply to your emails
- Do you feel confident with their knowledge and advice
- Are they able to provide photos and thank you’s from previous couples
- Will you be happy to have them in your wedding photos
- Are they friendly and helpful and do you like them??