Trying to find a wedding celebrant is harder than you would think. There are thousands of celebrants in Australia and most of them have fabulous websites that have a lot of information but do not actually tell you what you need to know.
Is it going to be worth meeting up with them???
Celebrants are not all the same. We all have very different styles. At the same time price can be an indication but that is not always true either. More experienced celebrants do charge more than a celebrant starting out but there can be exceptions to this rule.
So how should you find a celebrant?
- Ask your friends or family if they can recommend a celebrant. If someone has seen the celebrant at work then you will have a good indication of what they are like in front of a crowd. I know that sounds silly but you may find that a celebrant is great and feels right but how are they at public speaking? You can also find out if a celebrant is doing any weddings in public parks and listen in.
- Ask your reception venue for recommendations. Venues will not recommend celebrants unless they have seen their work and are satisfied that the bride and groom will be looked after and happy. (there are some venues which I have spoken to who will only take your business card once they have seen you do 5 weddings and this needs to be seen by the same wedding coordinator)
- Look up celebrants on Facebook. Facebook is used to tag everyone after a wedding and often you will see comments from the bride and groom and the guests on their updates and pictures.