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Marriage celebrants in Canberra – Recommendations?

By lula 23 October 2009 41

My partner and I are tying the knot next year but are a little stuck on selecting a celebrant.

There are so many to choose from, who all pitch themselves in the exact same way. I’m hoping that fellow Rioters might be able to give some recommendations.

It will be a civil ceremony in the garden, and we would hope to find someone who is friendly, reliable and supportive with a good sense of humour.

I’m terrified of ending up with someone who dresses like they got spewed on by a rainbow and talks in that sickly-sweet sing song sort of way that makes you feel like you’re either going to be sick or burst into an inappropriate fit of laughter.

So if you can suggest some names and any feedback about local celebrants please share!

Horror stories also welcome (about celebrants, that is, not marriage) 🙂

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Michele the Celebrant 10:30 pm 18 Nov 09

Hi Lula
Congratulations on your happy plans. I’m a well-established Canberra celebrant and I’d love to be there for you and your partner on your big day. I am confident you would find me ‘friendly, reliable and supportive with a good sense of humour’.. I wear suits that blend discreetly with the colour scheme the bride has chosen. I’ve had two years of voice training and have an excellent PA system – hope you find all this reassuring. You’ll get a good feel for the service I provide by visiting my blog, and my contact details are there.

The other reason for commenting on your post is to let you and other Rioters know that there are no longer any Registry Office weddings in the ACT. It’s been that way for several years now. This means you must use a private celebrant. In response to this, I offer my beautiful garden in Weston (at no extra charge) to couples who want a small, quiet weekday wedding. There’ll be three weddings in my garden in the next couple of weeks.

I wish you and your partner well with your decision. Your celebrant is certainly a significant part of your wedding and of course, you want all your memories to be wonderful ones. All the best to you both for tying the knot, and for a long and happy life together.

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