Choosing a celebrant can be a very difficult decision as there are so many celebrants out there.  Most people don’t know where to begin as the choices seem endless. But making the right decision will be one of the most crucial decisions regarding your big day.   With the right Celebrant, the ceremony doesn’t have to be the long boring bit you have to sit through to get to the party. A good celebrant starts the party.

Here are the top 5 tips to help you with finding the perfect celebrant.

Look at their reviews.

You can learn a lot about someone from their reviews.

Read what other couples have said and how they have rated their experience. Are the review comments consistent? Do the reviews indicate the celebrants has the qualities you are looking for?

Easyweddings is the largest portal for wedding reviews in the country. They have a very strict review process in order to eliminate the chance of potentially false reviews. So you can be assured if a celebrant has reviews on Easyweddings, the reviews are genuine and authentic.

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Make sure the celebrant is someone that you are comfortable with.

Years from now, you will want to associate the ceremony with happy memories. So make sure you have chosen someone you get along and connect with. Pick someone who is going to fit with your personality.

Make a time to meet with the celebrant. This can be face to face or online via facetime or skype.   You will be able to tell very quickly whether you feel comfortable with them. A good celebrant will fill you with confidence that you can relax, be in the moment and enjoy the ceremony.

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 Do they have good ideas and suggestions?

Most couples often feel overwhelmed and don’t really know how to make the ceremony their own.

You will want a celebrant who will be able to craft your special day into a memorable occasion. They should have lots of great ideas on how to make the ceremony feel less of a process and more about you  as a couple.  They should be able to help create meaningful moments to make it feel relaxed and enjoyable.

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Is their price in your budget?

Budget is very important when planning a wedding.  Most great, professional celebrants are between $800 – $1500 for a high quality of service. However  “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of Low Price is forgotten”

Celebrants put a lot of effort into getting to know you and ensuring they don’t turn up like a stranger on the day.

Some celebrants may charge less and there is usually a reason for this. It may be because they are inexperienced or they may be volume based who for convenience are copying and pasting the same script for every wedding.

You don’t want your day to be remembered for all the wrong reasons. So investing in a professional who isn’t going to pronounce your name wrong or make everyone cringe with inappropriate jokes or look and appear inexperienced.  So be prepared to invest in the right celebrant

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Are they available?

There is nothing more disappointing after trawling through all those directories when you think you have found “the one” and only to discover they are already booked. There are only 52 Saturday’s in a year and most people want to get married at 5pm on a Saturday afternoon so the sooner you organise the celebrant, the less stressful it will be.

If you have found someone you get on with, book them as soon as possible. It would be a shame to miss out and have to begin your search again.

Most good celebrants are booked up to 18 months so get in touch early to avoid disappointment.

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