Vista Weddings - Wedding Ceremonies

Choosing a wedding celebrant and


Isn’t it the dream to have a wedding day that flows smoothly and you totally enjoy it? Well, it’s possible! The key is surrounding yourself with the right people, being organised and taking time to look after yourself in the lead up to your big day. Experienced Melbourne wedding celebrant, Rita Doherty, has the following tips for choosing a wedding celebrant:

1. Take the time to research wedding celebrants to find one you feel will set the right mood and vibe for your wedding day.

2. Shortlist and contact your favourite wedding celebrants. Ideally meet them in-person or via video call via FaceTime or Messenger if you’re time poor.

3. Prepare a list of questions to ask and take notes to refer back to when planning your wedding day.

4. Consider how the wedding celebrant made you feel, how well you connected and whether you feel fully supported by them. Your celebrant is a major part of your day and the ceremony can really set the tone for the rest of your wedding.

5. Choose a wedding celebrant that you feel will also connect and engage well with your guests.

And here are Rita’s tips for having

a stress free wedding day

1. Make sure you’re super organised with your suppliers. Have a to-do list with clear timings and set and stick to your budget! These helpful planning tools by Easy Weddings can really help.

2. Prepare a run sheet for the day. This is important so everyone knows when and where they need to be. Consider including having pre-wedding run sheet too that can be shared with your suppliers, wedding party and family to cover setting up and getting ready.

3. Look after your own health and wellbeing in the lead up to your wedding. Eat well, exercise and try to get plenty of sleep. Apps like Headspace or Insight Timer are great for helping you sleep, meditate or practice mindfulness.

4. Book a massage with your partner the week of your wedding, or as much as you need! 😉

5. Take deep belly breaths to calm your nerves and visualise a fabulous day. Because it’s going to be everything you dreamt of and more!

Vista Weddings Open Day

Saturday, 15thJune 2019

Rita will be attending our Vista Weddings Open Day. Join her for a 15 minute mini session on ‘All You Need To Know About Your Wedding Ceremony’.

Listen in and come ready with all your questions! Sessions will be running at 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

For more on Melbourne wedding celebrant Rita Doherty, simply pay a visit to her website.

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