So I’ve talked about choosing the right celebrant, and having a fun wedding, but what does that mean??
First step, again, because it’s so important… pick the right Celebrant! Find the person who understands your humour, someone who is willing to take the time to get to know you better.
Second… don’t assume that your ceremony space is a “stage” where you, your bridal party, and your celebrant are “performing” and your guests are simply the audience… get them involved, keep them interested… they’ll remember your ceremony and hopefully won’t fall asleep
Third… If you both have something that is just “You”, is it Golf? Dancing? Knock-Knock jokes? Your pets?… then use them in the ceremony. You’ll relate more, and your guests will have fun alongside you. I had a wonderful couple who were terrible at making decisions, apparently they had to do “paper, rock, scissors” just to work out who would be turning off the light at night, in fact, they used that method to make all of their decisions. So during their ceremony, paper, rock, scissors it was, to work out who was saying their vows first! Just a small example, but it was different for their guests, it was completely personal, it was their “thing” and they had a great laugh and it’s something they will always remember.
Last but not least… Enjoy yourself! Sure, be nervous and excited and emotional, but don’t forget to have fun yourselves. The more fun you have, the more that joy will be passed on to your guests. Have a laugh, look at those wonderful people that have come to share your day and maybe giggle at a little in-joke or two.
Remember – Breathe Easy!
Toni Elsley – Celebrant
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