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How to Choose a Marriage Celebrant for your Magnetic Island or Townsville Wedding

You can't be married without a marriage celebrant and your Magnetic Island or Townsville wedding ceremony will only be as good as the celebrant you choose. To have the wedding you really want be very careful choosing your celebrant. If you want a memorable ceremony, you, and your guests will really enjoy, then, be prepared to invest in the services of an experienced, professional celebrant, rather than an amateur quoting a low price. Quite frankly, we suggest don't worry about price.

The current price for a Townsville Registry Office Ceremony is $360 and it's a 'quickie' from a limited selection used by hundreds of couples.

Whether you choose an experienced celebrant offering top value, service & quality (many of these top value are not expensive), or an inexperienced poor performer - the difference to your budget is tiny.If you want wonderful memories to last a lifetime - here are some thoughts from from past Brides & Grooms on how to choose a celebrant.

* Ask, 'Will you write a ceremony just for me or, do I just choose from what you have?'
* Realise that Emails or texting are usually not the best way to choose a celebrant. Unless you are from overseas.

* Phone or in person are the best ways to check out prospective celebrants. Your wedding is 'personal' so deal personally with prospective celebrants.
* Make a time to meet with your prospective celebrant and see how you get on.

* Is she or he your type of person? Do you "click"?

* You may need to meet with a couple or so before you feel happy.
* When you do meet check to see what sort of help they provide in ceremony resources, help and information.
* Do they have comprehensive information to offer on your wishes, beliefs and traditions?
* Do they provide an on-site rehearsal?
* Ask about locations and how they will work for you.
* If the celebrant tells you that they are 'unique' or the best or their 'ceremonies are unique', ask them to explain How.

* The choice of celebrant is your right by law! Some (not all) wedding service providers such as Wedding Coordinators, Wedding Planners, Resorts & Wedding Venues may advise that they only have ‘in house’ celebrants or that they will only use certain celebrants. This is illegal and they know it is.

Others may advise you that they have ‘Preferred Celebrants’. By all means check these preferred celebrants out, they may be very good, but remember the choice of celebrant is your right by law, even if you are taking a Wedding Package. Wedding Service Providers may informally suggest a preferred celebrant but, by law they must advise you of the other celebrants available for your ceremony location.

Now one last point, Marriage Celebrants are as unique as you, your celebrant must suit you. So if you find that a celebrant just doesn't 'click' let them know and they should gladly refer you to a choice of experienced & professional celebrants who may be more suited, who also offer high  standards of service and cermonies to remember. After all it is your Magnetic Island Wedding.

When you’re completely satisfied make your booking quickly. Good celebrants on Magnetic Island or in Townsville are booked well ahead and you don’t want to miss out on your preferred marriage celebrant.  

Begin choosing your celebrant here with Magnetic Island Wedding & Family Celebrant

Post by: David Crusty Herron & Melbourne Celebrant Tony Gelme

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1 comment:

  1. It really pays to be choosy. We had an amazing wedding on Magnetic island & a fantastic finish to our honeymoon at Mission Beach thanks to Maggie island Celebrant Crusty Herron & Carolyn from Mission Beach Information Station

    Crusty made us feel so special. He didn't just give us a choice of a 'used before' ceremonies like a lot of celebrants did. We could have got that at a registry office. After a couple of interviews he wrote us the most beautiful & personal ceremony & he made every thing so easy.After 4 days on magnetic island we had planned to see more of the north. So many agents wanted to give us top end stuff but lucky for us Crusty recommended the Mission Beach Information Station. They were so friendly & helpful. We got exactly what we wanted. We will be back to Maggie & Mission Beach next year for our anniversary. Thank you so much Crusty & Carolyn. Inge & Chris Melbourne. Crusty, magneticweddings@bigpond.com & Carolyn www.missionbeachinfo.com