What You Should Look For In A Good Marriage Celebrant
If you’ve never heard of a marriage celebrant before, then don’t worry. It can be a little confusing at first, but the best way to explain what a marriage celebrant is would be someone who is able to perform at and officiate different formal ceremonies.
The majority of the time they’ll be observed at weddings, but they’re also able to carry out ceremonies such as the following:
- Vow renewals
- Baby naming’s
- Funeral rites
Celebrants also aren’t members of the clergy such as priests would be. Priests are bound by the customs of their faith while celebrants have more versatility in terms of what they can do. They can put together a wedding according to whatever requirements a couple wants, work within various themes and different concepts.
How do you find a good one though, because not all wedding celebrants are created equal? Well there are a few general guidelines you can follow.
Getting to know you and your partner
Firstly, you don’t want someone who isn’t going to take the time to get to know not only you, but also your marriage partner. You would want them to take the time to understand your entire relationship if possible and how it arrived at the point it is now.
Understanding laws and contributing
A good celebrant needs to be aware of the various regulations and laws concerning what they do as it relates to the country they’re in. Any resources or interjections they could add in order to help your cause would also be appreciated.
A willingness to listen
No matter how experienced a celebrant might be, you wouldn’t want them to come off like they were trying to dominate any exchange you had with them. You’d need someone who was open to listening to you and learning about any ideas you have. You’d want someone who isn’t rigid, who radiates reassurance, can relate to you in certain ways and above all else is authentic. Read more