Celebrant vs Wedding Planners – What’s the deal?
A Celebrant is required to:
- solemnise marriages under the Marriage Act 1961 and Marriage Regulations 1963
- conduct themselves in accordance with the Code of practice for marriage celebrants
A celebrant is there to ensure all of the legal requirements of the marriage ceremony are met and to help the couple prepare a ceremony they are happy with. They must speak clearly to ensure everyone can hear the ceremony and may use sound equipment to do this. They can provide a signing table & pen and can offer a rehearsal if requested.
Wedding planners could easily be you or you can pay someone else to do it. There are online planning websites which can be useful as well. Some things a wedding planner may do:
- book a venue
- flowers , decorations, cake
- and much more