Everyone says that weddings are a celebration... so why on earth do we put up with ceremonies that are
boring and as far away as possible from being a celebration?
Many people think the real "celebration" starts at the reception - I ask Why? Who wrote that stupid rule? Why can't it start at the ceremony?
Let the fun begin early and let's get the guests interacting and actually enjoying the ceremony. Culturally,
we've been taught to 'endure' wedding ceremonies - be good boys and girls. Be quiet and respectful.
I reckon that's all rubbish. You deserve a ceremony that reflects you both. So, don't have a boring
ceremony if you're not boring people! You have a choice now!
Ok, so what sort of ceremony do you want? You obviously want a fun modern ceremony because you're still
reading... so, you can choose between -
THE COFFEE TABLE WEDDING
This is just the legal stuff over a cup of coffee or a glass of champas. No ceremony - just some legal words and signing the docs.
If you can't wait to be married, but don't have the money for a big wedding - this is an option. Get married now and have the big party after.
AND WHAT THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON
- Firstly, I can promise you my personal attention in all matters. I encourage lots of contact from my
couples - the more contact we have the closer we'll all feel on your day: I won't be "the Celebrant" at
your wedding : I'll be your friend, Lynette (or Lynnie which most people end up calling me).
Many of my past brides have become close friends and we're still in contact after many years. It's one of the
perks of my job!
- I send out "homework" to all my couples - its one of the tools I use to get to know you. But it's a pretty
handy tool too - it will help me write your ceremony - and if you're interested in writing your own vows -
well I'll show you how it can help with that too: it's handy homework! It sounds ominous but my homework
is not a serious thing - get your gear off and roll in the grass, maybe throw spaghetti at each other .... then
fill it out - have some fun with it. I promise it will be reflected in your ceremony!
- If you want to write your own vows (and I encourage you to do this), I'm here to help and I'll give you some
hints and tips. Some of the best vows I've ever heard have come from people who thought they couldn't do it.
Of course, it's ultimately your choice, but personally I think every relationship is unique and writing your vows
is a way of showing that uniqueness to each other and the world. I think your relationship deserves you to write
your own vows.
- Obviously all the legal stuff! Yes, all the paperwork will be lodged on time and your wedding will be legal.!
- I don't have different "levels" of service like many other celebrants. My quality doesn't vary depending on
how much you pay me. So there's no silver, bronze or plastic 'levels' here - Great professional service always-irrespective
of the ceremony type.