Wedding ceremonies are a mix of formal and informal
The formal part of the ceremony includes the Legal Statement from the Marriage Act (1961) known as the Monitum and also the exchange of prescribed words between bride and groom. These public statements make the marriage legal and binding.
In discussion with you as your celebrant, I will writes the rest of the ceremony that will surround these legal words. I have a full range of information to help you with this.
There will be personal commitments to each other (vows), readings or poems (maybe), your story and the inclusion of others during the ceremony if you so desire. It’s about making it personal and meaningful for you and your guests. As an experienced celebrant I know how to bring all these things together in the best possible way.
Vows can take any form as long as they come from the heart:
‘I vow to always give you your space when you need it and to always be understanding and supportive, no matter how stressed you get’
‘I love you for never being afraid to be silly with me, for putting up with my unique sense of humour, and for giving me the privilege of being the only one who knows how truly hilarious you are’
‘You are my best friend. I love you with all my heart and stand here before all of our friends and family, sharing the happiest day of my life. I want nothing more than to share my future with you – my triumphs and my challenges, my joys and my sorrows. Together, I know we can accomplish the life we both dream of living’