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SUPER FUN COVID WEDDING IDEAS.

Posted on 7 September, 2020 at 7:35 Comments comments (1008)

SUPER FUN WEDDING RECEPTIONS: THE COVID EDITION.

The whole ‘no dancing at weddings’ rule is such a bummer, right?!

I feel ya. Rewind a couple of years ago and to me a big, fun wedding was synonymous with a boozy dancefloor packed with friends and relo’s; young and old. Enter that filthy C-word (not that one - the other one...

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I LOVE YOU BUT I WON'T HUG YOU.

Posted on 24 July, 2020 at 22:00 Comments comments (130)

 

Being a celebrant and being a hugger go pretty much hand in hand. I speak for 99% of hitchers when I say that we’re a bloody passionate lot. From go to woah we ride the love roller coaster with you and by the time you’ve locked down your love we’re ready for a celebratory snuggle.

 

BUT since the C-word has...

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BEST COVID DATE IDEAS NEWCASTLE, NSW

Posted on 5 June, 2020 at 5:15 Comments comments (99)

 



Today was meant to be the day. The day you wiggled your #wedshred bod into your dream dress or your slender-legged suit, shared one too many champagnes with your best buds and rode the rollercoaster of emotion through your wedding ceremony – only, to come out the other side, hugging your favourite people and partying ...

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TEN TITLES MUCH MORE FITTING THAN CIVIL CELEBRANT

Posted on 5 June, 2020 at 5:15 Comments comments (141)


Ten names MUCH more fitting than ‘Civil Celebrant’

1. HELL YEAH! Hitcher – getting married is one of the biggest moments of your life, so let’s do it with enthusiasm. Your ceremony should be full of fun, energy and personality. Are you ready to get married? HELL YEAH!

2. Photo dodging NINJA. “What a g...

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MYTHBUSTERS: CELEBRANT EDITION.

Posted on 5 June, 2020 at 5:10 Comments comments (585)

Myth: wedding ceremony = snoozefest

BUSTED: Your wedding ceremony will be lively, inclusive and a whole lotta’ fun. Packed full of stories and anecdotes, your ceremony will capture the essence of your love story and have both you and your guests all buzzed up on your love stuff. The warm and fuzzies from your ceremony are a guaranteed party s...

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BEST WEDDING CEREMONY IDEAS

Posted on 5 June, 2020 at 5:10 Comments comments (432)


1. The entry

Who is walking you/your partner down the aisle? Is anyone even walking down the aisle? Gone are the days where bridal processions were (unofficially) compulsory. Your entry is your guests first impression of the entire wedding. I can help you make it memorable.

2. Personalised vows

Yes, we must include the monitum (aka...

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VOWS TO WOW YOUR LOVER

Posted on 5 June, 2020 at 4:55 Comments comments (418)



So, you want to write your own wedding vows. Amazing! There is nothing more beautiful than hearing your lover declare their most personal and heartfelt promises to you. Oh, are you a little squeamish about perfecting yours? Have no fear – together, we will nail this. Your soon-to-be (and all your guests) will experience all the war...

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THIS LIL CELEBRANT SPILLS THE BEANS.

Posted on 7 December, 2019 at 3:30 Comments comments (432)



How did you first meet?

Matt and I met at the field of dreams (aka Lydon oval). At the time, my younger brother Raj, was playing in the under 19s team. Matt was one of the scary first grade boys. Middle of winter, dressed in a short dress, I was freezing my butt off ...

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FIVE TIPS TO HAVE A KICK-ASS WEDDING

Posted on 13 June, 2019 at 5:05 Comments comments (15540)


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1. Your wedding, your rules. Get married however the hell you want (I'll just make sure it's legit). Pictured - my (then - now; current) very-soon-to-be hubby and I, about to be walked down the aisle together by our nearest and dearest. Who says you have to follow tradition.

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Kids at Weddings

Photo: Keegan Cronin

If I had a cent for every time I got asked for my two cents on kids at weddings I would be slightly less poor. But in all seriousness, this is SUCH a personal decision. Four years ago, when I was in the height of wedding planning the answer was an easy no. Fast forward to the now and the tables have turned.


It’s not an easy decision, or one that should be made for any other reason except the preference of the people getting married (but hey, that’s my stance of 99% of wedding related things).

But, what I have done is broken down some of the considerations, tips and tricks to help you make an informed decision and also a little bit of a guide of things you can do to make it easier on yourselves.

Before we jump in, I want to preface this with; just because you welcome kids to a ceremony doesn’t mean you have to include them for the reception and vice versa. Your day, your way.


It’s a NO from me – or five reasons why kids at your wedding might not be your jam.

1. The idea of kids screaming or running around during your vows makes your skin crawl

2. If you invited everyone’s kids to your wedding, you’d be way over budget

3. Your wedding isn’t a child-friendly affair – champagne, candles, drunk guests and a banging d-floor might not make the perfect mix for little ones hanging around

4. You’d like your friends and family to have a night off and give them the opportunity to let their hair down

5. You simply don’t want children there. There’s no single reason, you just don’t want it.


… on the flip side …


I can’t imagine getting married without the little loves – or five reasons why kids at weddings rule

1. There’s nothing cuter than watching the little ones in your life break it down on the d-floor.

2. Photos. See above.

3. Those unscripted moments. The innocent comments, the ooooh’s and aaaah’s. These inbetweeners than add to the magic of the moment.

4. You just simply can’t imagine celebrating such a milestone without some of your favourite little people.

5. Have you ever seen the excitement on a child’s face during a first dance? For them, it’s a real life fairytale and all their dreams come true.

6. You don’t need a reason. If you’d like the little ones there, invite them along. Then, it’s up to the individual parents to decide if they want to bring them.


Next week on the blog;

Ok, so we’ve decided to include kids on our guest list – what can we do to keep them entertained AND make sure we/their parents have a kick-ass time.