Posts Tagged "getting married"

Choosing a Celebrant . . . 1

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Blog, Commitment Ceremonies, Recent & Favourite Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Weddings | 2 comments

Do I choose my celebrant on price?     OR  do I look for quality?   Choose your celebrant on price  . . . In my work as a celebrant, one of the things that happens very often is that the phone rings . . . and the voice at the other end says . . . “What do you charge for a wedding?” There are “horses for courses”  . . . it really depends on what you want!   The speaker assumes that engaging a celebrant is rather like buying a washing machine and that the only thing that matters is price . . . and that a wedding is a wedding . . . which it is not. There are...

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Wedding-day ( and time and place) . . . how to choose . . .

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Blog, Commitment Ceremonies, Post-it Page, Renewal of Vows, Weddings | 0 comments

Your wedding-day will more usually be on Friday afternoons or weekends . . . because this will enhance the attendance at your wedding day.  Fridays and weekends are when most of your guests will be able to come, specially if they are working!  BUT you don’t have to have your wedding-day on a weekend . . . An important question is whether both of you be able to get time off at the time of the wedding, both before and after the wedding-day?  Great for enjoying time with visiting family, and for a honeymoon. You need to think about who you would like to have at the ceremony  on your...

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Planning a Wedding

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Blog, Commitment Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Weddings | 0 comments

Planning a Wedding

Planning a Wedding Planning a wedding is, in some ways, like organising a long trip . . . There are so many people . . . places . . . services . . . clothes . . . etc . . . to be organised, that you need to allow quite a decent lead time so that you don’t finish up at the ceremony on the wedding day suffering from total exhaustion . . . and you wake up the next morning saying, “What happened? It all went so quickly and I wasn’t able to enjoy it . . . I don’t quite remember!” It has happened!   Planning is the Key The secret of a great wedding day is planning . . . The first part of your...

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Wedding Flourishes – Ways to enhance your wedding: Part 2

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Blog, Commitment Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Weddings | 0 comments

Wedding Flourishes – Ways to enhance your wedding: Part 2

by Robert Moore   Remember, that in Part 1 we learned that Flourishes are ways to make your wedding more personal, more meaningful, and add greater feeling and emotion to the ceremony. A Wedding Flourish is a short or small ritual action, which symbolises what has just been said. (Warning! – This can often be the moment when the tears can begin to flow, as the ritual act connects the head and the heart.) Part 1 of this post dealt with the various forms of the Unity Ceremony. This part will outline some other flourishes that can add to emotional intensity of a wedding ceremony.  ...

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Wedding Flourishes – Ways to enhance your wedding: Part 1

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Blog, Commitment Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Weddings | 2 comments

Wedding Flourishes – Ways to enhance your wedding: Part 1

by Robert Moore   Wedding Flourishes are ways to make your wedding ceremony more personal, more meaningful, and add greater feeling and emotion to the ceremony. A Wedding Flourish is a short or small ritual action, which symbolises what has just been said. (Warning! – This can often be the moment when the tears can begin to flow, as the ritual act connects the head and the heart.) Probably the most common wedding flourish is where Dad is asked, “Who brings this woman to marry this man?” Dad says, “I do.” He then joins the hands of the bride and groom, and in doing so, he is...

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