On the Day – The Ceremony
I will arrive at the venue about half an hour before the ceremony is due to begin. I use this time to double check the exact setting for the ceremony, to confirm that any special elements (such as glasses/candles) are ready and that microphones are working. I also take this time to introduce myself to the musicians and photographers and go over cues, ground rules, and any special elements and moments in the ceremony of which they should be aware.
I conduct your ceremony using the words you and I have created. I will cue all participants by name so that all the elements work together smoothly and you can relax and enjoy this memorable event.
After the Ceremony
I take with me the signed Marriage Register and the signed Marriage Licence. You keep the Record of Solemnization of Marriage, a document which comes with the package you receive when you purchase your Marriage Licence at City Hall. As an officiant, I am required to file your Licence with the Registrar of Marriage within 48 hours of the wedding.
After Your Wedding
I will leave shortly after the ceremony. If invited, I will be pleased to toast the couple, but normally I don’t stay for the reception.