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

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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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How much seating should I allow for my guests at a park or garden ceremony?

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At a minimum, I recommend seating for the elderly, and less-able guests.

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Is there an order to seating guests at a ceremony?

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Traditionally, close family and friends will sit (or stand), closer to the bride and groom. Guests who are further away from he bride and groom tend to be more distant in relationship.

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What is the role of the Usher at a Ceremony?

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The usher is meant to be an auxilary person, often used for any odd (important) jobs, such as starting and stopping the music and seating guests.

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What shoes should my guests and bridal party wear at a beach ceremony?

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It is best to wear flat sole shoes (not heels), or no shoes at all.

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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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Are there any outdoor Wedding Ceremony locations in Williamstown?

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Yes, you could have your marriage ceremony at either Williamstown Botanic Gardens, Sandridge Beach or Williamstown Beach.

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What are some suggestions for wedding ceremony locations in Port Melbourne?

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I suggest either Pier 35, Port Melbourne Yacht Club, or a beach ceremony on the cosmopolitan Port Melbourne beach.

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Where can we get married in Mornington?

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You can get married at Mornington on Tanti Hotel or alternatively, you could have your wedding ceremony at Mornington Beach or Safety Beach.

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Where can be have our ceremony in the beachside suburb of Elwood?

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You could have your ceremony at the exclusive Sails on the Bay or Elwood beach.

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What are some examples of Destination Ceremony Locations?

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Destination ceremony locations can include: Exotic Beaches, Famous Landmarks, Global Cities, Famous Parks and Gardens.

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Can you perform Beach ceremonies?

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Yes, I perform many beach ceremonies all over Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

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Which relatives can I legally marry in Australia?

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You are legally allowed to marry your Cousin, Niece, Nephew, Aunty or Uncle.

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Why are there so many registered Civil Celebrants?

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Due to the growing demand for Secular (non religeous) ceremonies, the Attorney General's office de-regulated the selection criteria for Civil Celebrants, allowing more of them into the system (faster).

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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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Do I need a permit to have my ceremony on a Beach?

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Yes. If you are planning a beach wedding, you will need to talk to the local council or shire about a permit.

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What are the most common marriage rituals at a beach ceremony?

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The Sand Ceremony, The Seashell Ceremony, and The Pebble Ceremony.

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Should we stake out the area on the beach where our ceremony will be held?

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Yes, this will prevent the general public from encroaching on your ceremonial space. You may need to check with the local council prior to staking out the area, as they may have dimensional requirements and specific locations.

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Is there any extra items we should bring to our Beach Ceremony?

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Yes, you may want to bring a wind shade (to reduce any onshore winds), parasols or beach umbrellas (in case of excessively warm weather), sunscreen lotion, a signing table, aisle runner, and chairs for the guests.

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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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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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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 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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