Category Archives: Venues

A Perfect Season for Your Ceremony

The date you choose for your ceremony might be based on any number of criteria, such as an anniversary, timing of holidays, availability of a venue or travel for important guests.  But how many couples choose a date because of the season?

Spring is the most popular season to get married – the days are getting longer and warmer and flowering blossoms can make a perfect addition to your ceremony setting.  It is a busy season for celebrants, so make sure you book in early.

Summer is the season of long sunny days and warm and balmy evenings.  You can take advantage of the glorious weather for outdoor weddings, which may include lawn games and other outdoor activities as part of your day of festivities.

Autumn is another popular wedding season – the days are cooling down after the heat of summer and the trees are looking spectacular with their vibrant colours.

Winter, while not as popular a wedding season, also has its benefits – like warm and cosy fires to enhance the mood of your celebrations.  Depending on your ceremony location, you can also have some beautiful and dramatic backdrops for your photos.

Regardless of the season, if you are planning an outdoors ceremony, you should always make sure you have a back-up plan.  While your ceremony will always be special, a back-up plan will ensure that regardless of the weather – be it hot, cold or wet – everyone will enjoy the ceremony.

Choosing the Location for Your Ceremony

Choosing the Location for Your Ceremony

Where are you holding your ceremony – at a beach, a vineyard, a garden or in a bushland setting?  Or do you have an indoor location such as a community hall you can decorate yourself and then use for your reception, or a spacious room in a heritage building, or is your ceremony location part of the reception venue?

You might have a very clear idea of where you want to hold your ceremony, but if not, these questions might help you to consider some options.

  •  Is your ceremony to be held outdoors or inside?
  • What are your options if weather on the day prevents you from holding an outdoor ceremony?
  • When do you advise guests if the location needs to change at the last minute?
  • Is your ceremony to be held during daylight hours or at night?
  • Will the space accommodate the number of planned guests?
  • Do you need approval from a local council, or other permission, for your ceremony location?

While celebrating your love is the focus of your special day, consider how the choice of ceremony location may impact on your guests:

  • Will they need to travel long distances between the ceremony location and reception venue?
  • Will there be seating available?
  • Will extremes in weather be an issue?
  • Does your location mean that guests should consider appropriate footwear?
  • Are there clear directions to the location for your guests?

A visit to your planned location may also give you an idea of what to expect on the day in relation to conditions such as lighting or noise, and may prompt thoughts about other considerations including the proposed time for your ceremony.

Testimonials

  • Our written ceremony was perfect – it was clear that Rosemary understood what we wanted and delivered.  On the day, the ceremony was above and beyond what we expected.  We would definitely recommend Rosemary’s services to other couples planning their wedding.  K & B

     

  • Rosemary was a friendly, helpful, thoughtful and professional celebrant who helped us create a ceremony that was perfectly suited to us. She was helpful throughout the whole process of planning and went over and above at the rehearsal and ceremony to make sure everything went smoothly.  Anisa

  • Rosemary is a very calm, personable and professional celebrant.  She helped us continuously in the lead-up to our outdoor wedding, ensuring our ceremony was wonderfully smooth.  Of the many highlights of our wedding day, the ceremony was definitely one of them! – Jaime and Nigel

  • For us, the ceremony was the most important aspect of our day and Rosemary helped us to  find the right words to express our love and commitment to each other.  Many people  commented on how moving they found the ceremony and how well it reflected us as both  individuals and as a couple. We would highly recommend Rosemary to anyone seeking a  celebrant sensitive to and able to respond to the clients requirements.

    Karen and Grant

  • We’ve had great feedback about how lovely our ceremony was.  Thank you for making this memorable not only for us but for our families and friends as well.

    Ruby and Mike

  • We really appreciated the work that you put into making the service just right for us – a great way to start our life together as husband and wife.

    Mark and Anna

  • Thanks for making our day so special for us.  The ceremony was absolutely what we wanted and meant so much to us. 

    Sandra and Terry

  • Rosemary was always very friendly and most helpful in providing suggestions. We were very happy and everyone commented on how wonderful the ceremony was.

    Laura and Tim