Were you just searching for the best marriage celebrant in Sydney?
Google tells me that this is a really frequent search term that I perform quite well in but if I’m being honest it makes me feel a little uneasy.
I actually don’t want to be the best marriage celebrant in Sydney. No thanks, not for me. Who decides who the best marriage celebrant in Sydney is anyway? Is there a secret society that goes around to all of the weddings and votes on who is the best and who is not? Is there a magical formula that spits out results based on who other couples have chosen? Or even worse, do celebrants themselves decide they are the best wedding celebrant in Sydney and promote themselves accordingly?
Do couples really want to book the best marriage celebrant in Sydney, or do they want to book the best marriage celebrant that’s right for them? If you’re considering me to be part of your big day I really hope it’s the later.
Image from Kirsten + Luke’s Sutherland Shire wedding captured by Magnus Agren Photography
I want couples to choose me as I have a fun and relaxed vibe that is in line with the feel they are looking for from their ceremony.
I wany couples to choose me who see their ceremony as a highlight of their big day, an opportunity to create something really special not just the part that they have to do, the formalities.
I want couples to choose me as they can see my passion for creating and delivering heartfelt and unique ceremonies and the effort I go to to make you feel comfortable in what some would describe as a bit of an uncomfortable moment.
I want couples to choose me as I’ll likely get caught up in the emotion just like you and even a little bit teary when I see you walking down the aisle. I also lose it anytime there’s a dog or a bagpiper involved in the ceremony.
I want couples to choose me who have been passed on my details from a venue or another wedding vendor who thinks that my approach would suit their style. Having my name put forward from people who know in the industry is such a compliment and one I do not take for granted.
I want couples to choose me who have seen me in action at a ceremony, or I’ve married one of their friends or family members, or they know someone who was a guest at one of my ceremonies and who can give a first-hand account of what that experience was like.
I want couples to choose me as they’re read reviews from my past couples and who’s comments back up what it is I say that I do. In over 5 years and 200+ ceremonies I think that’s really important. Experience matters.
My approach will not be for everyone, and I’m more than fine with that. When I became a celebrant back in 2014 my early years were spent trying to be the celebrant for everyone. I did well but to be honest I worked with some couples who to put things quite simply, it didn’t feel right. It didn’t feel natural. We didn’t share a real connection and as a result we just weren’t on the same page which I think can make a real difference when it comes to how genuine your ceremony comes across as. The absolute best compliment I hear from couples I’ve married is that it felt like they were being married by a friend. I couldn’t agree with this more as by the time your wedding rolls around we are friends.
I want to be the best marriage celebrant in Sydney I can be for the couples who choose me and if you’ve made it this far reading my post with a bit of luck that might even be you.
Please be sure to get in touch if you’d like to discuss your plans for your big day further.