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"Do guests have to read at my ceremony?"

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Do guests have to read at my ceremony?

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No, readings are optional.

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Where do couples get married in Southbank?

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The most popular venue for having a Ceremony, is Crown Towers (a part of Crown Casino).

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Is it illegal for same sex couples to be married in Australia?

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Yes, the Australian Marriage Act 1961 does not currently recognise same sex marriages.

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If we want to get married in Hawthorn, where can you recommend we have our ceremony?

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I recommend having your ceremony at the exclusive Leonda by the Yarra.

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Are there any Wedding Ceremony venues in Epping that you can suggest?

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Yes, I suggest you consider Manor on High as a venue for having your ceremony.

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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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How much seating should I allow for my guests at a beach ceremony?

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Guests often stand at beach ceremonies, however I recommend seating for the elderly, and less-able guests.

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Can we have an Engagement Party with a surprise wedding ceremony?

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Yes. Some couples like to surprise their guests with a marriage ceremony, when the guests are only expecting an Engagement Party.

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Can you provide Music if I am having an outdoor ceremony?

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Yes, my sound system is the latest remote wireless PA, requiring no mains power. It is Ideal for beach and park cermonies.

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Do I need to have a special permit if having a home ceremony?

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No, although you may want to check parking and noise restrictions in your local neighbourhood.

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Which guests do you acknowledge at our ceremony?

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Any guests that have made an extraordinary effort to be present, including guests that may not have been able to make it.

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What is the Acknowledgement at a Ceremony?

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This is the section where I welcome any guests from overseas or interstate, including any guests who have gone to extraordinary lengths to be present.

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At which ceremony venue in Williamstown can we exchange our wedding vows?

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I recommend having your ceremony at either Hobsons Bay Yacht Club (overlooking Port Phillip Bay), Pelicans Landing or Sirens.

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What is the difference between Nullity and Divorce?

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Nullity relates to marriages that are not considered legal (despite a ceremony having taken place), whereas Divorce (dissolution) relates to marriages that are legal (but have broken down due to various circumstances).

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Are there any Ceremony locations near the Yarra River in Fairfield?

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Yes, you may consider having your ceremony at the rustic and popular Fairfield Boathouse (situated on the edge of the meandering Yarra River).

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I read that you are also an accomplished pianist?

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Yes, during my daily life I am a piano mentor, as well as having performed as a pianist from a very early age.

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I read somewhere that you are a Public Speaker?

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Yes, I take a keen interest in Public Speaking, which compliments my role as a Civil Celebrant.

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What is the Seashell Ceremony?

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During this ceremony, the guests are presented with either polished stones or seashells, which they hold throughout the entire ceremony, bestowing on the stones and shells good wishes and thoughts.

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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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What time should I tell my guests to be at my Ceremony?

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At the latest about 15 minutes prior. Eg. If your ceremony starts at 4.30pm, tell your guests 4.15pm.

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What is the tradition for having bridesmaids?

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Bridesmaids were traditionally believed to be decoys, protecting the bride as she made her way down the aisle. Any lurking spirits were expected to take the bridesmaids first, believing them to be the bride. As the bridesmaids were taken away, the bride was free to make her way happily to wedded bliss.

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Should I proceed with my wedding if I found that my partner is having an affair?

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My response as a Celebrant would be a resounding 'No', however my best advice would be to seek the guidance of a Marriage or Relationship Counsellor immediately.

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What should I do if I am having second thoughts about getting married?

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It is common for brides (and grooms) to feel nervous or anxious prior to their wedding ceremony. In many cases the feeling of 'wanting to run away' dissipates after the ceremony. However, my best advice would be to seek the opinion of a Marriage or Relationship Counsellor.

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What can guests scatter over the bride and groom after the ceremony?

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Confetti, rice, bubbles or rose petals (synthetic or organic). Many venues impose restrictions on what can be scattered.

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Why do you do an Authorisation?

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This is to qualify my legal status to your guests and witnesses.

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