A Civil vs Religious Ceremony 2

A Civil vs Religious Ceremony 2

When you decide either Civil ceremony or Religious ceremony,

Keep in mind that civil ceremonies offer the advantage of greater flexibility with the vow, music, style of wedding and location.

Civil ceremonies are conducted by a civil celebrant (marriage celebrant) and work particularly well for people marrying a second time, or those with no or different religious convictions.

Celebrants will marry you according to your wishes but differ in their approach and delivery, so interview at least two in person before deciding on whom you would like to use. Expect to pay AUD$500 or more for their service in Sydney these days.

Religious ceremonies are conducted by an officiant and follow a pre-scribe format of rituals, tradition and customs. For this reason, both you and your partner need to be comfortable with your faith and how you want it expressed in a religious context.
Officiants are paid a nominated fee to help cover costs.

Family religious backgrounds and personal convictions can provide either a great source of comfort or friction.

Hope this article was helpful.

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A Civil vs Religious Ceremony 1

A Civil vs Religious Ceremony 1

Firstly, you will need to decide whether you want a religious or a civil ceremony. There are different ways of expressing aspects about love, family, commitment and spiritual or religious beliefs, and whether you choose a civil or religious service, they can all be part of your wedding day.

The most popular celebrants and churches are going to be heavily booked out on Saturday afternoon in Sydney’s spring or summer. As with all aspects of your wedding, the earliest you can book your service providers such as photographers or florists, the more choices you will have.

Book your officiant or celebrant at least 6 months in advance.
When searching for a civil celebrant or an officiant, search the Yellow Pages under Civil celebrant, visit www.civilceleberants.com.au inquire at your church,search the internet for wedding websites such as EasyWeddings, flip through bridal magazines, attend the bridal expos, and ask your friends, family or other wedding suppliers for recommendation.

Recently, we had an opportunity to work with a Civil Celebrant Christopher Stedman (Mobile:0403 774 626) who is based in Sydney.  We thought that He was outstanding and absolutely fantastic!

Part 2 is coming soon….

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Wedding DJ Idea

Wedding DJ Idea

During the reception party at your wedding, have the DJ play fun games.
Try These:

    1. Get everyone on the dance floor. After a short interval the DJ Intervenes.
      Couples that have been together for more than a year stay on the dance floor and
      everyone else is asked to retire to their seats. Then couples who have been together less than five or more years leave, then less than ten years and so on until you are left with the winning couple: the ones who have been together the longest.
    2. Give each guest a dance card to tie around their wrist. On the card, write down the names of five guests they will dance with during the night.
    3. Have each table prepare a short two-minute poem, speech or song that they perform in front of the guests.
    4. On the wedding invitation reply card, ask guests to write there of their favourite songs
      and have the DJ play one of the songs, with a dedication to that guest.It’s always good to let your photographer know what’s coming, so your photographer won’t miss anything!– back to Home Page-

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