When Should You Book Your Wedding Celebrant

The Availability Issue – When to Book Your Wedding Celebrant

This has become an incredibly difficult obstacle I have been facing recently and that is the availability issue.  Given that there are only a handful of certified Celebrants in Ontario, it is important to book a Celebrant as early as possible.  As a Wedding Celebrant and Ontario Licensed Wedding Officiant, there is no wedding without one of us!

Timing is Everything – Book Your Wedding Celebrant Sooner rather than Later

So when should you book your Celebrant (the person who can legally marry you and conduct your personal, customized or custom written ceremony)?  In short, as soon as possible!  In fact I’m going to say it should be a top 3 decision.  Date, Venue and Celebrant.  Often the Celebrant is booked last and I am increasingly hearing from couples who have focused their attention on the other aspects of their wedding but not the person who will actually create a ceremony and marry them.

Statistics are clear that 23% of all weddings in Canada take place in August, so if August is the month of choice for your wedding, it is very important to think far ahead.  Add to that the rest of the summer and spring months which are also very popular.

There’s nothing worse as a Celebrant than getting a fabulous excited email from someone asking me to be part of their day, and having to decline because I have already been booked for that time period. This has happened to me so many times recently.

Importance of Your Wedding Ceremony

Aside from the fact this is the legal component for your marriage, your Celebrant and ceremony will set the tone for your day.  It’s incredibly important that you find someone you both genuinely feel comfortable around, will support you through the wedding planning process and don’t end up in an ‘anyone will do’ situation.

A wedding ceremony is the part of your wedding day that creates memories, not wanting it to be over.  For that reason (amongst many), it is as important to place focus on that part of your day as well as the food, entertainment and location.

For further information or to book our services, please contact us, email at aileen@aileendockerty.ca or by telephone at 905-231-1334.

Because no, just anyone won’t do!

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