By Mandy Newman, June Newman
Packed jam-packed with principles, tales, and excerpts from genuine weddings, this consultant for brides- and grooms-to-be presents encouraged principles for growing the correct civil bridal ceremony. tips about identifying the vows, situation, temper, and celebrant are incorporated, as are information for facing tough relatives and different strength difficulties. additionally incorporated are quite a few poems and readings, starting from choices from Shakespeare to The Owl and the Pussy Cat, to aid customize the rite.
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The Net is the easiest way to find someone. You can contact associations of civil celebrants, such as the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants and the Celebrant’s Association of New Zealand, though not all celebrants belong to these organisations. All the large wedding websites have lists of celebrants as well. Log onto Google and search for civil celebrants in the region where you live and you will be presented with many choices. Or look through the local paper or phone directory—oldfashioned but a good source for a local contact.
Will there be any seating? If you want to get married in summer, will there be any shade? Remember that if guests are looking into the sun, they will be uncomfortable. Melbourne celebrant Judy Seregin always advises clients to avoid outdoor weddings, with no shade, in the middle of summer. ‘Being in the full sun for 90 minutes causes stress,’ she says. If you want to get married on the harbour or by the sea, what will you do if the wind picks up? Wind affects sound as well; you will need the wind behind you.
The bridal party entered with banners and formed an honour guard for Kelly and Michael, who arrived in a navy blue open carriage drawn by two dappled grey horses. The guests gathered around the wedding tent and a musician played a harp. The ceremony also included some medieval touches. Instead of exchanging rings, Michael and Kelly exchanged favours. ‘A favour is a piece of cloth that has been embroidered,’ Kelly says. ‘That’s what we gave each other instead of rings. ’ They also had a handfasting ceremony, guests threw rose petals over the happy couple and there was a maypole at the wedding feast.