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Can we choose religious texts, readings and scriptures for our ceremony

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Can we choose religious texts, readings and scriptures for our ceremony?

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Yes.

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Can you recommend readings for my ceremony?

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Yes, I have a range of popular texts on my site from which you can choose.

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Can my guests perform religous readings at my ceremony?

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Yes, you may select religous texts and scriptures if you feel this would help define your day.

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Can we choose religious music for our ceremony?

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Yes.

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What is a Secular Ceremony?

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A secular ceremony is any non-religious or non-denominational ceremony.

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Why are some wedding ceremonies longer than others?

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Ceremony length may vary due to the addition of readings, rituals, and vows.

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Do guests have to read at my ceremony?

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No, readings are optional.

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Do you have samples of readings I can download?

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Yes, you can download a range of popular readings by selecting 'Relevant Section'.

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What is the Ring Ceremony?

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This is the traditional giving of the ring ceremony. During the ring exchange, couple's may choose to say a few words.

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Can I choose the Music for my Ceremony?

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Absolutely. The music you select can include; classical, pop, jazz, and just about any other genre that you desire.

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What sort of couples choose to do a Pagan Wedding Ceremony?

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The type of couple most likely to perform a Pagan style wedding ceremony, are couples who are 'rural' in their virtues and beliefs (ie; 'of the land'). Also, couples who are having an outdoor ceremony, generally set in a forest or wood, or on a farm or similar rural environment. In English folklore, Pagan marriage ceremonies are largely associated with the secular (non-religious) villager style ceremonies of the Middle to Dark Ages, often simple in decoration and grandeur, but rich in purpose and meaningful in content.

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Can we include religious rituals at your ceremony?

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Yes.

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Why do modern brides choose to remove their veil during the ceremony?

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This is because of the importance of photos during the modern ceremony. A bride with a veil concealing her face for the entire ceremony, may miss subtle facial nuances during the most important moments of her life.

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How long is a standard Ceremony?

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My standard ceremony is about 20 - 25 minutes in duration, depending on whether you are including readings, rituals or some other tradition or ritual.

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Can anyone do a Reading at my Ceremony?

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Yes. You may select family or friends to perform a reading at your ceremony, and they can ready (basically) anything.

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Why are readings performed at a wedding ceremony?

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Readings are a way to invite others to partake in your ceremony. They are also a great way for others to express their feelings about the bride and groom, using a variety of texts.

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How many songs can I have for the Processional?

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Many modern brides choose to have 1 song for the entrance of the bridesmaids, and 1 song for the entrance of the bride.

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Do Civil Celebrants solemnise more weddings than their religious counterparts?

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Yes. Civil Celebrants account for 70% of all solemnised marriages in Australia (according to 2012 statistics).

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Can we include religious content in our Vows?

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Yes.

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What type of Readings can I use?

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There is no strict tradition when selecting readings, however they are typically extracts of poems, prose, novels, song lyrics and movies.

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Should my parents come to the rehearsal?

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it is important for them to be there (only) if they are involved in the ceremony, Traditionally the father of the bride has a role (walking the bride down the aisle), and sometimes the mother of the bride. The parents of the groom often have no role, unless they are partaking in a reading or ritual.

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Can anyone Give-Me-Away at my ceremony?

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Yes. Most brides choose their father, but it is becoming more common to be 'given-away' by a brother, sister, aunty, mother or someone else.

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Why is the Yarra Valley so popular for weddings?

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The Yarra Valley is popular for weddings, becuase it is one of the greart wine regions of the world. Couples can choose from a wide range of wineries, as well as rolling green hills, spectacular views, and a temperate climate.

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How do I know if should select your Fast and Simple ceremony?

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Couples who choose this package generally have a need to be married within the shortest possible time-frame (often relating to Visa, pregnancy, health, employment, financial or legal issues), and are generally happy to select a simple venue (usually at home).

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Could we have a marine style wedding theme at the Melbourne Aquarium?

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Yes, you could take some ides from movies such as 'Little Mermaid, 'Finding Nemo' and 'Sharks Tale' and prepare vows, rituals and readings that all have an underlying marine theme. The bridal party could also dress in marine colours, whilst the entire exchange of vows could be set against the aquarium's Fish Bowl.

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