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Your wedding day is likely to be one of the best days of your life, but the planning for such a special occasion is notoriously stressful. Rather than turning into a bride- or groom-zilla, make the most of services like Airtasker to ease your burden.
On top of an already packed checklist, finding a marriage celebrant is a vital task that needs to be taken care of. If you choose smartly, a celebrant can make your life easier. They’ll help you with paperwork, vows and lend you their experience where they can.
To get started finding a marriage celebrant near you, simply post a job on Airtasker. Make sure to include the date of your wedding, where the venue is and what your budget is, and you’ll soon start receiving offers from registered celebrants.
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Top Marriage Celebrant related questions
How do we choose a celebrant?
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and choosing the right wedding celebrant goes a long way to making it everything you dreamed of. Meeting a celebrant is often a good way to gauge if they are right for you. They’ll then walk you through the paperwork process and help you with vows and other formalities.
When should we meet our celebrant?
A celebrant is vital for any non-religious wedding, so as soon as you’ve set your date, you should start looking for someone to officiate it. Many celebrants are booked well into the future, so it pays to plan ahead. The minimum legal time to lodge your intention to marry is a month before your wedding date.
Does a marriage celebrant have to be licensed?
Yes. As well as ministers of religion who can perform marriages, Australian law allows for registered marriage celebrants to oversee ceremonies. To become registered, someone must complete a Certificate IV in Celebrancy before they can apply.
What equipment does a celebrant provide?
Ceremonies can stretch to be as long as you like. Many couples invite friends or relatives to make a reading, and how many people you have doing this can impact the length of your ceremony significantly. Most weddings take no longer than 20 minutes.
How long does a ceremony take?
Most marriage celebrants have their own PA system, will provide everything you need for signing and may offer other small touches. When you meet them, they will detail what they can provide and what you or the venue should make arrangements for.
Can a celebrant help me change my name?
Should you or your partner intend to change your name, you will need to do this on your own behalf with your relevant state authority.
What do marriage celebrants do?
A marriage or civil celebrant is vital for any non-religious wedding in Australia. These licensed practitioners play a huge part in your ceremony, as they officiate over proceedings, making sure everything goes by the book and that your marriage is legally binding.
This includes saying the names of both parties, explaining what marriage entails and covering the legal vows. On the day, they can also introduce any readings, tell any stories you want to share and oversee the signing of the wedding papers. What they include is up to you (apart from the legal requirements) and is something you organise in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding.
Throughout the planning, your celebrant can help you with paperwork, help to shape the ceremony and give you any advice you need as you gear up for the big day.
While a celebrant can certainly help to plan aspects of your ceremony, it’s unlikely that they’ll also help with decorations, the reception and the setting up of chairs. A dedicated wedding planner can take these jobs off your hands – and many more – letting you focus on more important aspects of the day.
Most celebrants will include a PA system in their package, allowing their voice to carry (and yours, when you say your vows) to everyone congregated there on your big day. However, once they leave, so too does the PA. If you want to save costs by running music through your phone or cracking on with karaoke later in the night, hiring a PA system yourself can make the difference.
Another option many civil celebrants offer is the use of a table and chairs when you have to sign your papers. While useful, the celebrant’s style might not necessarily match with yours. If you’re looking for something a bit more special, you may be able to get help from your venue or by looking into furniture rental.