by Anna Leighton from Wedding Celebrant Melbourne - Anna Leighton
- Anna and she is a younger marriage celebrant who loves working with couples to ensure that their wedding day is memorable for all the right reasons.
- She is approachable, organised, have great attention to detail, am truly passionate about my job, and will ensure that your ceremony is truly representative of your individual personality and style.
Who Can Legally Marry a Couple?
The only people who can legally marry a couple are authorized marriage celebrants under the Marriage Act 1961. They are approved by the Attorney-General's department, and are familiar with the Marriage Act 1961 and the Marriage Regulations 1963. Anna Leighton
What Happens at a Wedding Rehearsal?
There is a run-through of the ceremony in order for all involved to get an idea of how the ceremony will be run on the day. If possible, all members of the bridal party etc should attend also as it makes for a smoother process. There is normally some final paperwork completed in order to confirm that their is no legal impediment to the wedding planned. Anna Leighton
What shall Dads do at a Wedding Ceremony?
Traditionally the Dad is the one to walk the bride down the aisle however they can do many other things than just this. Dad's may be involved in readings during the ceremony or in rituals such as candle lighting, or even assisting with sand ceremonies or handfasting. The possibilities are endless! Anna Leighton
Can We Include a Prayer Even if We’re Not Having a Religious Ceremony?
Of course! All types of readings can be incorporated into your ceremony and these include religious prayers as well. Passages taken from the bible are often popular wedding ceremony inclusions. Anna Leighton
What Should I Look for When Hiring a Celebrant So They Complement My Style and Personality?
"The day you get married is one of the most memorable days of your life, and your wedding ceremony forms the basis of the day - so you want it to be memorable for all the right reasons! Your wedding celebrant is central to how your ceremony is executed - and they should ensure that they represent each couple's individual style and personality. Here are some tips on what to look... Read More »
What Parts of the Wedding Day Should Our Celebrant Be Involved in or Invited to?
Your celebrant needs on to be involved in your actual wedding ceremony. This includes them being there before the brides arrival to ensure everything is set up. They will need to complete the ceremony and arrange all of the legal documentation. They don't need to be invited to the reception - although you can always offer! Anna Leighton
Should I Include Personal Vows in My Ceremony?
Personalized vows are a lovely inclusion to a wedding ceremony. It gives the couple to opportunity to tell their partner in front of all their family and friends all the reasons they love them and why they are marrying them. It can be a great way to personalize a ceremony, and add a little fun too! Anna Leighton
How Do Same Sex Couple Lodge Notice of Intended Marriage Paperwork?
Exactly the same way as a heterosexual couple! New documentation has been released for celebrants to use for all couples. Timeframe requirements remain the same. Anna Leighton
Can a Celebrant Do Last Minute Weddings?
In Australia you are required to provide a month's notice - the only way around this under extenuating circumstances and permission must be granted via the attorney general's department. Anna Leighton
How Many Witnesses Do We Need For Our Marriage In Australia?
In Australia, you will need two witnesses over the age of 18 to be present. Anna Leighton