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What is the traditional order of bridal party entry at a ceremony

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What is the traditional order of bridal party entry at a ceremony?

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Flowergirls (or page boys) first, junior bridesmaids next, followed by bridesmaids, then senior bridesmaids, then maid (or matron) of honour.

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Do I have to have a Bridal Party?

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No, many couples get married without a bridal party.

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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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Is there a limit to how many people I can have in my Bridal Party?

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No. The average wedding party has approximately 3 bridal party members each side. A large bridal party would be 5 or more each side. I have seen as many as 16 bridal party members on each side.

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How many people can I have in my bridal party?

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Bridal party sizes range in size from 1 (each side), to about 5 (each side). Over 5 seems to be less common in secular western weddings.

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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 happens if members of my bridal party cannot make the Rehearsal?

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Members of a bridal party are often unable to attend, usually due to work commitments or that they simply live too far away. This is not an issue, because (after you have been to the rehearsal) you can explain the format and procedure to them prior to the wedding day.

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What is the historical relevance of the bridal party?

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Historically, the bridesmaids surrounded the bride on her wedding day in order to ward-off any evil spirits. In theory, the spirits would be tricked and go after the bridesmaids (instead of the bride).

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Can my bridal party sign the back of my Marriage Certificate?

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Yes, in fact anyone can sign the back of the marriage certificate, including friends, family and even pets.

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What do I do if I have fallen-out with one of my bridal party members?

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My best advice (if the issue cannot be resolved), is to politely let them go from the bridal party. You do not need any additional pressures on your wedding day.

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How do I know where my bridal party will stand?

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When we do your rehearsal, you will be able to decide where and in what formation you want your bridal party to stand. Generally, the bridal party will stand on either side of the couple, slightly turned-in (about 45 degrees) towards the couple.

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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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Do you do any Bridal Expos?

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Yes, I appear at many bridal expos, including the Yarra Valley Bridal Expo, and several smaller expos run by Bram Leigh, Riverstone and Linley Estate.

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Can I use a Birth Extract as proof of ID?

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Yes, you may use an official extract of an entry in an official register, showing the date and place of birth of the person.

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What is a Prospective Marriage Visa?

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A Prospective Marriage Visa allows you entry into Australia, and potentially marry your intended fiance (utilising your visa's nine month validity period).

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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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Do you stay around after the ceremony?

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No, since I am a Master of Ceremonies, I usually have other events to attend.

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When is the most traditional time for a bride to raise her veil?

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The most traitional time for a bride to lift her veil would be just before the big kiss, just after the couple are pronounced husband and wife. This is a time honoured tradition, whilst the groom has the pleasure of revealing the bride.

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What does the term Civil Union mean?

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Civil Unions are a legally recognised union of same-sex couples, having similar rights to those of traditional marriage.

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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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Which Act needs to be modified in order to allow same sex gay marriage in Australia?

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The Act that needs to be modified to allow same sex gay marriages (in Australia) is the Australian Marriage Act 1961.

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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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What form do I need in order to apply to be married?

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You will need to complate a Notice of Intended Marriage.

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Are there any copyright issues when printing the order of service?

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Yes, if printing an Order of Service, you need to obtain licences when using copyrighted poetry or dramatic works.

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Do we need a permit to be married on a Bayside beach in Melbourne?

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Yes, you will definitely require a permit in order to married on a Bayside beach in Melbourne.

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