In March 2022 my partner and I finally got married after 13 years. You may be thinking, but you are a celebrant why didn’t you get married sooner? Well, this is my wedding story…
I love to marry other people, it is the best thing to do, to be involved in the one day that is filled with so much love and joy, my cup was full and also, we wanted to wait until our children were a little bit bigger and could remember and enjoy the day.
The one thing I realised was, that everything I’d been saying to my couples over the years about THEIR big day was right!!! So here are a few of my tips.
1. Find the right partner
2. Find the right venue
3. Find the right suppliers
Trust your gut on this, we wanted to support local vendors. They understood us and our brief, which was basically good food and good alcohol, pretty simple, right?! You also want them to bring the right ‘vibe’ on your wedding day. We absolutely loved all our suppliers. They heard us, could see that we were not mainstream, they listened. The guests were talking about the food for weeks. We had some foodies at our wedding, so wanted them to salivate!!!
4. Find the right marriage celebrant
5. Find the right photographer
6. Find the right music
7. Find the right co-ordinator
As a celebrant I love working with a wedding co-ordinator as they will keep your day running smoothly from start to finish, leaving you to get made up and just focus on looking fabulous!!! We went with a local company, Wedding Event Creator, they knew the venue and other suppliers.
They sent Elle on the day as the co-ordinator and she was exactly our vibe, relaxed, helpful, organised and I never ever heard her say ‘no’, she was positive and the day ran so smoothly, we loved her.