We sat down with celebrant Vicki Barfett, of Victoria’s Ceremonies, to get the low-down on three must-ask questions you should ask your wedding celebrant.
- “WHAT KIND OF SERVICES DO YOU RECOMMEND?”Couples can customise their ceremonies as much as they want, provided the legalities are spoken. For some, this blank canvas is a dream; for others, it’s a bit more terrifying. Ask your celebrant what services they’re familiar with and see if you can glean ideas from their expertise. “When my couples ask me this, I always ask them plenty of questions about them and their dream wedding,” says Vicki. “I then recommend different services they might not be aware of.
- “WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE?”Some celebrants may include more than others – and offer their services for longer. Before signing on the dotted line, make sure you know what your hard earned money is paying for. A good celebrant will be able to tell you exactly what you’re getting, and why. “I always give my couples a full breakdown of my fees and what is included,” says Vicki.
- “DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR MY WEDDING?”The overwhelmed nearly-newlyweds might blurt this question out without a second thought, but don’t be embarrassed – it’s a good idea to get advice from the experts! “Doing so many weddings, I advise couples what works, and what doesn’t,” says Vicki. “One thing I do is to get the couple to think about any backup plans if anything goes awry!” She also suggests couples have someone they can rely on to help out with the little things to reduce stress… and when it comes to making your marriage legal, your celebrant will take all the stress away.
Say “I do” guided by your wedding Angel – Victoria’s Ceremonies will make your ceremony beautiful in every way.
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