The Big Day

The wedding day has arrived and you may be feeling a full range of emotions. You are probably feeling excited and anxious, but just relax and enjoy as together we have carefully planned your beautiful ceremony with every detail considered.

A Popular Order For Ceremony

List the important things to be remembered on the day and discuss it with the groom and best man and your maid of honour so things go smoothly. See The Emergency Kit

Leave the rest to me. I will arrive at the location at least 30 minutes before the ceremony is due to start. I will make sure everything is well organised and is ready for the bride’s entrance. I will check the sound is audible, the chairs, furniture and flowers are placed correctly and liaise with venue personnel, musicians, photographers and videographers. I will ensure that the guests are seated or standing where they can best see and hear the ceremony.

You may prefer to save the drinks until after the ceremony, as clinking glasses can be distracting.

When the ceremony is almost complete you will sign the Certificate of Marriage, the bride using her maiden name. The signing will need to be witnessed by two people aged 18 or over. Allow 10 minutes. I will lodge all the necessary paperwork with the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Sydney Hills Regional Coordinator for the Professional Association AMC, Australian Marriage Celebrants.