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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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Is it normal for a bride or groom to cry during their ceremony?

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Yes, I see brides and grooms cry regular. In fact many guests including mums, dads, grandparents, and even children cry at weddings. It's perfectly normal..

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Where do the bride and groom stand during a Ceremony?

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The bride and groom are the central focus of a ceremony, so they generally stand facing each otehr holding hands. I prefer to stand well-away from the bride and groom, so as not to interfere with the photos.

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What is the Recessional?

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This is when the bride and groom depart their ceremony.

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Why do some Celebrants ask the bride and broom to face their guests during the ceremony?

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Some Celebrants prefer the traditional Catholic church approach to weddings, where the bride and groom will often sit on a chair facing their guests throughout the ceremony. I prefer to take the pressure of the wedding couple, which is why couples face me (the Celebrant) during the early part of the ceremony.

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Where do the Groomsmen stand during the Ceremony?

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The groomsmen arrive before the bride and stand with the groom and Celebrant.

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Who starts and stops the music during a Ceremony?

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The bride and groom normally select someone to start and stop the musc during the ceremony, if a staff member is not provided for by the venue.

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What is the Pagan Handfasting Ritual?

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Derived from the Pagan tradition, Handfasting is where the bride and groom drape a ribbon of their choice, material and colour across their hands during the marriage ceremony.

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What is the Finale at a Ceremony?

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This is the period immediately following the recessional, after the bride and groom have departed their ceremony.

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What is the purpose of The Asking?

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The Asking is used to verify if the bride and groom are getting married because they want to (and not because they were forced or mislead).

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Can my bridal party be involved in the Rehearsal?

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Yes, it is important that as many people who are involved in your wedding attend the rehearsal, including bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls and page boys.

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What is the United Hands Forever Ritual?

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This is where the bride and groom join hands, whilst a 'plaster cast' of the moment is captured for eternity.

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Which side does the father of the bride walk down the aisle with the bride?

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The father traditionally holds the brides right arm with his left, because in days gone by, he would need to have access to his sword. This was done in order to fend off would be attackers; the sword was commonly drawn with the right hand.

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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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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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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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When does the bride lift her veil back during the ceremony?

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There are three possible points at which a bride may lift her veil. 1 - The father of the bride can lift her veil back during the hand-over to the groom. 2 - The groom can lift her veil back just prior to the commencement of the ceremony. 3 - The groom can lift her veil back just before the big kiss, after they are pronounced husband and wife.

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What should I do if I think that one of my guests may cause a scene at my ceremony?

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As a Celebrant I have had to manage a range of complex issues during marriage ceremonies. Often, the idea that a guest may make a scene, is the bride or groom projecting his or her own stresses and tensions in the lead-up to the big moment. Wayward are also generally corralled (or calmed) by your many other guests, the bridal party, the Celebrant or the function or venue staff.

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What is the Processional?

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This is when the bride enters the ceremony.

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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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What is the latest time a bride can arrive at her ceremony?

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Whilst there is no actual time, any longer than 15 minutes would be impolite.

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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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Is it Legal to have a Surprise Wedding?

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Yes, provided that the bride (or groom) is not the one being surprised. Note: A wedding where the bride or groom is unaware of the event, could end in either Nullity, or the ceremony not taking place at all.

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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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