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Hi, I'm Meggan, a Sydney based Celebrant and internationally published writer. I'd love to hear from you if you need my help creating an awesome ceremony ... or if you just have a question or comment about any of my blog posts.

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How to include friends and family in your wedding ceremony 

  If you have some friends or relatives who you'd like to be more involved in your ceremony, here are a few options for you ... Bridal Party  The obvious choice is to make those closest to you part of your bridal party - flower girls, bridesmaids, groomsmen, best man....

Attention: All Straight Couples Getting Married

  Most of the couples who I marry are all for marriage equality and ask me to mention their opinion on marriage equality during their ceremony. When you get married in Australia your celebrant has to say that "marriage, according to the law in Australia is the union...

Valentine’s Day Marriage Proposals

Firstly, if you've just proposed or been proposed to on Valentine's Day ... my warmest congratulations to you! (And Happy Valentine's Day!) Today is an extremely popular day for proposals.  I recently read of a survey which says that 6 million people are either...

Should children be invited to weddings?

One of the things you'll need to consider is whether you would like to have children at your wedding.  It's a contentious issue. Of course, it's not just you who might feel uncomfortable with children being there – according to a survey 52% of mothers wouldn't bring...

Winter Wedding at Shelly Beach in Manly

This is one of my favourite wedding ceremonies so far. It's 9.30am and I'm barefoot on the cold sea sand at Shelly beach.  Although it's 10 degrees, the sun is warm on my face.  The groom and his two friends have just had a swim in the ocean and are getting dressed by...

Karen and Diego’s Little Bay Wedding

On a warm, sunny January afternoon in 2015 Karen and Diego were wed in Little Bay Chapel at Little Bay in Sydney with myself and their closest friends and family.  Over to Karen now to tell you her and Diego’s story... The Proposal It was a Wednesday the 12th of the...

What’s An Unplugged Wedding Ceremony?

So, firstly, what's an unplugged wedding ceremony?  Well, an unplugged wedding is one where you've decided to put down a few restrictions around your guest's use of smartphones, cameras and social media.  Now, if you're now sure whether or not you want to do that,...

A Very Beautiful Wedding Reading

When I was quite young my mother introduced me to the incredible works of Kahil Gibran, a Lebanese artist, poet, and writer.  Not just any old writer - but the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.  Since my mother died, one of...

Do You Have To Say “I Do?”

If you're getting married in Australia there are a few legals words which you absolutely have to say if you want your marriage to be legally recognised here, but you don't have to say, "I do." To make it really simple for you, here are the words which you have to say:...

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