How to Choose Wedding Celebrants

Wedding celebrants are the ones who officiate wedding ceremonies – be it a multicultural or spiritual or religious or civil-secular wedding. Everybody wants their wedding to reflect the traditions and beliefs that are most significant to them. A wedding celebrant helps to make that possible by creating a beautiful ceremony that pays homage to all the significant people and episodes in your life.

Choosing Wedding Celebrants

To make your marriage special, you need to choose the right wedding celebrant who is ideal for you. Because all celebrants do not operate in the same fashion, you need to choose a celebrant based on his experience, personality and how well he can customise your wedding to suit your preferences.

Everybody cherishes his or her wedding day and it is a very personal affair. Your wedding celebrant should try to make the wedding ceremony itself as personal for you as possible. Every moment and every aspect of the wedding ceremony should be an extension of your tastes and beliefs and a reflection of your personality.

It can also reflect the bond you share with your partner. Your wedding celebrant should help to make your D Day truly your very own. He should ensure that the symbolism, music, the readings and the vows are all celebrations of the happy union that is about to take place and he should ensure that they stand for the uniqueness of your marital union.

Wedding celebrants also help to guide couples in paying tributes to the difficult journeys of their lives, the most meaningful and sacred relationships with significant others, the wonderful times the couple has shared together as well as their life’s achievements.


There are many ways of selecting wedding celebrants. And the price they quote isn’t always the most determining factor here. Just because a celebrant is old and experienced doesn’t mean he is great. There are many pricey celebrants who are dreadful and bland.

You should select a celebrant who suits your taste and understands your specific needs. He should be someone who can deliver a unique and special, highly personalised wedding ceremony just the way you want it.


Reputation matters a lot while selecting wedding celebrants. Don’t go by online testimonials which can be faked. Talk to previous clients and ask them about their opinions regarding a particular celebrant. If necessary, you can ask for recommendations from friends and family.

Questions You Should Ask

Before selecting a wedding celebrant you should ask a few pertinent questions related to his qualifications, experience and credentials. A qualified and experienced wedding celebrant is usually dependable, if others have a good word for him as well. You should also ask him about the number of weddings he has officiated.


Meet your shortlisted celebrants in person and find out if he is your type, if his personality matches yours, how well you get along with him and whether you click or not. He should offer an onsite rehearsal. He should also offer help with the ceremony resources.