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5 Questions to Ask Your Marriage Celebrant

When you meet with a potential marriage celebrant for the first time, it’s a good idea to have a list of questions prepared, to help you gauge a better understanding of who they are and whether or not you’re the right fit for each other.

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What does a marriage celebrant do?

From an initial meeting with a couple to discuss their ideas for a ceremony, advice on arranging the legalities, helping write wedding vows, suggesting music and readings, right through to ensuring everything and everyone is in place for the big day; a marriage celebrant can co-ordinate your ceremony from start to finish – and everything in between.

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Kesh Gilmour

Kesh Gilmour

I’ve been a celebrant for four years and I absolutely love it. I feel privileged to be a celebrant and am trusted to go on the couple’s journey with them leading up to the big day.

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A Living Memorial

Finding ways to memorialise your loved one can provide some measure of peace and comfort in a time of sadness.

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How to Livestream Your Ceremony

Sometimes distance or illness gets in the way of you sharing important ceremonies with family and friends. But just because they can’t be there with you in person, doesn’t mean they need to miss out.

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Personalising Your Vow Renewal Ceremony

To celebrate a milestone anniversary, or to simply remind each other of the love you share, why not plan a vow renewal ceremony and create a special day, just the way you want it? Here are some ways you can personalise a vow renewal ceremony.

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Creating Your Advanced Care Plan (ACP)

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you suffered a sudden unexpected illness and were unable to convey your wishes about the treatment you receive?

An Advanced Care Plan (ACP) could help you identify what matters most to you, and be your voice when you're unable to speak.

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Celebrating Christmas After Losing a Loved One

While the festive season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, for those who’ve recently bereaved – and even those mourning years of loss - holidays can simply compound the grief felt over losing a loved one.

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Shayne Elliot

Shayne Elliott, National Executive

I’ve been a wedding celebrant for 5 years and enjoy the planning with every couple and bringing the wedding together on the day. It’s so rewarding when there are happy tears and smiles/laughs all round.

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Top 10 Wedding Reading Ideas

Wedding ceremony readings are a special way to personalise your wedding ceremony. Here is an array of beautiful wedding readings we love to include in wedding ceremonies.

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A Guide to Naming Ceremonies

Celebrate the newest member of your family by gathering together with family and friends in a naming ceremony. This is your chance to formally introduce your new family member – whether a new baby, an adopted family member, or an older step-child.

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