by Robyn Pattison from Robyn Pattison Marriage Celebrant
* Robyn Pattison Marriage Celebrant
* Frequent features in Australian and International Wedding Press
* ABIA (Australian Bridal Industry Academy) Australia’s TOP3 Marriage Celebrant
How to do first kiss at a Wedding Ceremony?
The right kind of kiss for a wedding is the kind of kiss you’re happy for your family to see you do. I suggest you hold it for three to four seconds, but please don’t count it on your fingers. If you go in too quickly, I promise you somebody will heckle you, and your poor photographer will not get that beautiful photo that you want from them, and you’ll... Read More »
Can the Marriage Celebrant Host/MC the Wedding Reception?
Yes! If your celebrant is also a professional MC ( like me) there are so many benefits to having 1 person take care of both roles. Your guests already know the MC, from the ceremony. There's already a connection been made. The marrying couple can have 1 person to communicate with and one to trust to do everything. A great celebrant should have excellent public speaking skills, on point organisational... Read More »
What shall Bride and Groom do at a Wedding Ceremony?
Now bride and groom I want you to take my favourite angle in the whole wide world for each other, 45 degrees. If the bride’s body’s positioned slightly towards the groom’s family, and the groom’s body is positioned slightly towards his bride’s family, both sides of the family will be able to see your faces. I’m not saying don’t look at each other, of course you can look around, from... Read More »
What shall Bridesmaids do at a Wedding Ceremony?
Bridesmaids, wouldn’t it be better if you looked like a supermodel when you came down the aisle? I think so. You’re going to put your heads up. I want you to hold your flowers low. So walk like a normal human, at a normal pace, and don’t walk so slow that you’re barely moving because that’s even worse. Smile, we’re smiling because a wonderful thing is happening to your dearest... Read More »
What shall Groomsmen do at a Wedding Ceremony?
Okay, boys here’s the thing. We need to stand together nice and tight. Not too tight, like the kind of mates who like each other a lot, but not quite as much as the bride and groom like each other, because today that would be weird. So tidy yourselves up, don’t put your hands in your pockets when you get the photos back, if your hands were in your pockets,... Read More »
What shall Flower Girls and Page Boys do at a Wedding Ceremony?
If we have flower girls and page boys and they’re under, say, eight years old, please understand that whatever they do on the day is what they’re going to do. And if they get upset or they throw a tantrum or they cry or if they’re nervous, don’t send them down the aisle. If they are all keen and excited, I’ll show the little girls how to walk down the... Read More »
What shall Dads do at a Wedding Ceremony?
Here’s the thing with your dad. He’s so excited to walk his little girl down the aisle. He’s also completely terrified he’s going to stuff it up. We’re not going to let dad stuff it up. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to guide dad down the aisle. Now if you put dad on your left, it’ll bring him down to the front row of chairs, and... Read More »
What shall Mums do at a Wedding Ceremony?
Sometimes mums feel left out because dad’s got this beautiful moment. You could share it with both of your parents. You don’t need to worry about, ‘Where do I put my flowers?”, because if it was a choice between my mother’s hand and a bunch of flowers, I’d say take my mother’s hand, and let your mother walk the aisle with your hand and the flowers. Robyn Pattison