Celebrants and Officiants
Choosing a professional to officiate your wedding is an exciting milestone in your wedding planning. As you narrow down your top contenders, there are a few things to consider.
How Does an Officiant Differ From a Celebrant?
The term officiant is an umbrella term for someone who leads a wedding ceremony. Not all officiants can solemnize a marriage, so be sure to clarify the professional's services. Some couples choose to complete the paperwork shortly before the wedding if they prefer a less formal ceremony
What Questions Should You Ask a Celebrant?
First, ensure your prospective celebrant is willing to travel to your venue. A journey from Perth to Fife and Angus may not seem far, but some professionals will have additional rates for travel time. If you've chosen your celebrant, you should have a couple of meetings before the big day to fine-tune the details. They will likely have plenty of experience leading ceremonies and can be a wealth of information and helpful tips. First, you should take the time to discuss your desired tone and feel of the ceremony. Will it be playful? Emotional? Traditional? If you're hoping to incorporate any special rituals important to you and your family, create a timeline for it and decide who will bring any materials needed. Lastly, your vows should be perfect, so be sure to decide on an exact script. If you're writing your own vows, your celebrant may be able to help you finish them.