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Getting married is not something you do everyday.
Whether you have a cast of thousands there, or are planning an intentional elopement, it’s one of the most personal and intimate milestones of your life. Because of this, it is so very important that you feel comfortable with the person doing the marrying.
Every marriage celebrant can make you married. But a great celebrant, is one that you click with.
There’s a celebrant out there for everyone.
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There are entertainers with a huge personalities, word weavers who will tell you story with authenticity, joy and kindness, celebrants who cater to the cosplay crowd and others that ground their ceremony in ritual and love a good hand-fasting under the full moon.
Your relationship with your celebrant starts long before you say ‘I do’. A good celebrant listens to you, and what your hopes are for your wedding. They don’t try to force you into a ‘cookie cutter’ ceremony, or tell you how your ceremony HAS to be. Instead, they are a resource to help you create a moment in time that will be unforgettable and uniquely you.
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You form a one of a kind relationship with your celebrant. Your celebrant holds the space for you on your wedding day and the ritual you are undertaking. They facilitate an experience for everyone present. They generate the energy and vibe for your whole wedding celebration. A wedding that is done right, will make the ‘getting married bit’, the highlight of your wedding day.
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So with all this in mind make your choice of your celebrant the first choice you make in your wedding planning. Take the time to look around. Consider more than just the price they charge and whether you’ll get a set of steak knives if you book before the EOFY.
Instead, consider how they make you feel.
Consider whether they are someone you would like to get to know.
Consider whether on your wedding day, when you are standing across from your best friend in the whole world, about to make your vows to each other, whether this celebrant is the person you want to be making this memory with.
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About Megan Jordan: Megan Jordan is a Melbourne based wedding celebrant who loves bold bright prints and statement earrings. She takes the time to get to know you and what you love about each other. The end result is a wedding ceremony that is light-hearted, warm and full of all the delicious detail that makes it authentically you. She creates ceremonies that are all heart and laughs, making sure that your wedding ceremony is the highlight of your wedding day. When she’s not marrying the best people in town, you can find her digging around in her garden and drinking wine – sometimes at the same time.