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Mixed-faith ceremonies
Mixed-faith ceremonies

22 May 2018

Is there much interest in mixed-faith ceremonies? Surely they make up only a minute proportion of marriages? Much of my work as a civil...

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The Groom’s Speech
The Groom’s Speech

14 May 2018

Can you imagine a wedding reception without speeches? Nor can I.  Let’s have a close look at the groom’s speech. It is an opportunity...

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Glorious Ceremony Venues

14 May 2018

What a privilege! I’m so lucky, doing what I do. True, I don’t get to choose where I get to officiate. However, I end...

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Wedding Guest Etiquette
Wedding Guest Etiquette

11 May 2018

There’s certainly a wedding guest etiquette, but it’s often unspoken. How, then, is one to know what to do and what to avoid? Some...

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Whose Wedding is it, anyway?
Whose Wedding is it, anyway?

11 May 2018

Sadly, couples are not always free to marry as they please. Very often they encounter opposition from their family. I know one mother who...

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Why hire an Officiant?
Why hire an Officiant?

4 May 2018

You may know the term “officiant” better as “civil celebrant”. Or you may not have even heard of either term! If you’re planning a...

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