Why there are so many things worse than crying at your own wedding

  I know we’re not used to crying in public… especially when all of our friends and family are looking at us.  It can seem like it’s one thing have a wee cry at someone else’s wedding when you’re safely in the crowd and nobody is looking at you… and entirely another if you’re the…

A wedding, ten years on

Tomorrow (January 28th) husband and I will have been married ten years.   It’s been a wonderful ten years.  And it was a wonderful wedding… but despite all the intense planning of every little detail, these are the top ten things I remember, that I REALLY remember, from that day. 1.        My Nana was there.  She…

The bearer of rings

Who should hold your wedding rings? There are two traditional options for who will be entrusted with your wedding rings prior to the ring exchange portion of your ceremony. The first traditional option is the best man.  Although actually it doesn’t matter whose attendant it is, someone wearing something with pockets is a good choice…

What you NEED to get engaged and married

When it comes to getting engaged and getting married there are some things you NEED and some things it just seems like you need. When it comes to getting engaged you NEED to agree that you both want to get married.  That’s it.  You’re allowed to choose not to have an engagement ring.  You’re allowed…

A ceremony’s, a ceremony’s a ceremony… right?

I’ve written some interesting things into ceremonies over the last few years.  This is because every person, every couple is different – what is important, what is romantic, what best symbolises love to every person, every couple is different.  Because I take the time to get to know my couples, I hope, what I give…

Why a rehearsal is a good idea

If you have me as your celebrant, a rehearsal kind of means ‘checking the stage management of your big day’.  I want to save the big emotion, the formality for your wedding day, and just sort out the kind of boring details of who goes where when, who says what when and when you’re allowed…

Does everyone know your homeboys and homegirls?

By homeboys and homegirls I of course mean your bridal party. Whether it’s because you and your husband or wife to be have moved around (as so many of us have) or you have lots of groups of friends – friends from work, sport, school, childhood, Uni chances are good your friends don’t all know each other. Not to mention…

Remembering those who have passed away, on your wedding day

Your wedding day is a big day. For you and your husband or wife to be, it’ll be one of the biggest days of your lives. It’s the kind of day you want everybody important to you there with you, supporting you. So if someone important to you – whether it be a friend or…

Vows… to write them, or not write them. That is the question!

If you’re looking for a resounding ‘yes you should write your own vows!’ or ‘no, you shouldn’t write your own vows!’ … I’m afraid you’re not going to find it here. What vows and promises you choose to make to each other as you commit to marriage is hugely personal. What will fit perfectly for…