Top 10 Tips For Choosing The Right Celebrant

Congratulations, you are engaged and there are exciting times ahead!

What to do first? Enjoy the celebration of engagement and the joy of knowing you are spending the rest of your life with the person you love! Give yourself time to absorb this precious moment in time.

Your wedding ceremony is the most important part of your day, it is the purpose of your celebration, planning, and hard work. It’s the reason why family and friends from around the world will join to witness your ‘I Do’.  

Please give your ceremony the attention it deserves! Here are my ‘Top 10 Tips For Choosing The Right Celebrant!’

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The Hand Blessing

The Hand Blessing is not a blessing!!

It is a beautiful piece of prose that I use to slow down a ceremony and allow the couple a few precious moments to connect to each other, in an otherwise whirlwind day!

Preparing for a wedding can be super busy as there are so many elements to think about, and this can be overwhelming.  When a couple arrive at a ceremony, they are a combination of nervous and excited, and sometimes find it difficult settling in to the ceremony and then suddenly its all over!

As a wedding celebrant, I am responsible for slowing things down.  This gives the couple a chance to make memories in that moment.

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The Hand Blessing is a non religious piece of prose that works well with the ring vows, a hand fasting ceremony, or on it’s own.

Hand Blessing

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.

These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.

These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.

These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.

These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children. These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.

These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.

And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.

 

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