Wedding Celebrant Melbourne – Three Common Elements Often Overlooked at a Wedding Ceremony

Written by Wedding Celebrant Melbourne JOHN BECK – © JOHN BECK.

Think back to the last wedding ceremony you attended; could you hear the music? How about the vows? How did it feel? What was it like? Did it reflect the bride and grooms personality? In addition, what do you remember about it?

All too frequently, it seems that a civil wedding ceremony is little more than a business transaction: signed, sealed and delivered (I’m yours) in no time at all. That’s fine if that’s what you want, but it is a celebrants job to help you to explore the possibilities, and enhance your wedding ceremony.

A good Wedding Celebrant Melbourne understands wedding etiquette and ceremony traditions and will communicate them to the couple. It’s important for a Celebrant to explain to his client that by doing things a little differently, the occasion will take on more meaning and be a memorable experience for both them and their guests.

Music and P.A. Equipment

Music should sound dynamic, powerful and emotional. In fact, Music helps guests retain their memories of your special day. Whether it’s because you’ve chosen to walk down the aisle to something scored by Hans Zimmerman or because you are playing a song that older relatives recognize from their time falling in love, the music will still play in their heads long after your special day has wrapped up.

Think about this…

*Will the speakers and the sound it produces be dynamic enough to stir your guest’s emotions?
*Will your venue location or celebrant play the music you want for 30 minutes before the guest arrive? *Also, will they have additional microphones for others that may be doing a reading?
*Do you as the bride and groom want your guest to hear you say, “I do”?

Not Starting the Ceremony Music Early Enough

While guests are arriving , consider playing some music that has been selected by the groom while he waits his beautiful bride-to-be. This music will be his opportunity to send a message through his music choice, which will create the atmosphere for what is about to happen. It will also enable the groom to relax while he is waiting for the arrival of his bride.

I had one groom who selected six tracks all written by The Beatles. Of course, all his family knew he was a fan so it came as no surprise to hear his favourite music, whilst they waited for the bride to arrive. Songs like ‘And I love her’ and ‘Something’ made an instant connection with those present and took on a completely new meaning as part of a wedding ceremony.

Only Having One Processional Song

Instead of playing just one procession song for bridesmaids and the bride, think about this. After the bridesmaids have made their way to the front to their processional song that has been chosen by the bride, the music fades out and there is silence for two or three seconds. This builds the anticipation also signals the bride is next, and most of the time people will get goose bumps when the next piece of music starts. However, the bride is still not visible and at the appropriate part of the song that was pre-arranged by her and the celebrant, she appears! The volume levels will rise and fall at the appropriate time to add dynamics and emotion to the brides walk down the aisle.

Blog article by JOHN BECK marriage celebrant – – Wedding Celebrant Melbourne

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