Heart2heart Ceremonies

Marlee K Bruinsma, Civil Marriage Celebrant  0437 713 575

Phone 0437713575

TIP 1: Think about the type of celebrant and ceremony you want before you start looking.

Do you want someone who is very formal and takes charge, or someone who accommodates your ideas and thoughts and goes with the flow, a co-creator, someone professional and experienced, someone young or old, male or female, relaxed or controlled, someone alternative, someone happy and bubbly, someone creative…? Is a sense of humour important?

TIP 2: Decide if you are flexible with your date or it is fixed.

Find out early in the conversation if the celebrant is available on your day – this saves you time. If they aren’t available, you can move on to the next on your list. If you haven’t yet booked a venue or a time and day, or sent out invitations, and you’ve found a great celebrant, you may decide to change the day if they are not available on the day you planned.


Tip 3: Talk to a few celebrants before making a decision.

What does the celebrant’s voice sound like on the telephone? Does the celebrant seem friendly, approachable, professional, relaxed on the phone? Do they seem interested in what you want? Ask the celebrant to tell you a little bit about themselves – look for someone who will tell you about the qualities and abilities they bring to your ceremony, their experience and what they offer. Preparing some questions to ask each celebrant makes it easier to decide if they are the best celebrant for you.

Tip 4: Have some questions ready to ask the celebrant.

Some questions you might ask are:

Tip 5: Book a celebrant early

Celebrants are often booked 12 to 18 months in advance. Avoid disappointment - book early.

You can download a copy of my ebook which contains extra information on choosing a marriage celebrant:

Freebie: How to choose a civil marriage celebrant for your ceremony  

(PDF 470 kb)

It’s important that you feel comfortable with your wedding celebrant and confident that they can deliver a ceremony that is joyful , professional and appropriate for you as a couple and the style of wedding you have chosen.

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Your wedding ceremony can set the style and tone for the rest of your celebration and your celebrant can make a big difference in this area.

I write a ceremony for you that reflects you as a couple and your relationship, one that your guests will relate to and enjoy. Together we share ideas and develop a ceremony for you based on your vows, any theme you have for your wedding, your  bridal party, your venue, your style and personalities. You get to see your ceremony beforehand so that you know exactly what is going to be said and done. On the day, I dress to suit your occasion - formal or more informal, even fancy dress or themed.

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