What would be your most important piece of advice to couples just starting with wedding planning?
Everyone will have opinions and advice but its your day so have the wedding you want, exactly as you want it. Just because nobody has done it the way you want that doesn’t matter, do it your way. Look at celebrant ceremonies before you book a registrar. In some cases for the same price as a registrar coming to your venue, you could have a weekday registry ceremony and then a celebrant ceremony at your venue. Work with suppliers with a can do attitude, who genuinely seem excited to work with you, and who really listen to you. Have a vision of your ideal day first and foremost, create a vision board or scrapbook full if ideas, magazine cut outs etc. Think about your budget, follow brides on social media for ideas and also to share your anxieties, ask for opinions etc. And of course I would say a celebrant led ceremony is a must..but then I might be a bit biased on that one!
At the end of a busy wedding, how do you wind down?
Being a part of a beautiful ceremony is actually really relaxing so I tend to sit with a glass of wine and reflect on the day and think about the lovely couple and the exciting life ahead of them.
My father who always encouraged me to follow my dreams, told me I could do anything I wanted to if I put my mind to it, and told me not to worry but to enjoy my life and just always give everything 100%.
Its hard to say, different people like different things. Handblessings and unity candle ceremonies are popular as are sand ceremonies and hand fastings. Details of each ceremony are listed on my website amandasceremonies.com
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Our story:“Celebrancy has captured my heart and soul, let me share this passion with you, and rest assured a professional, relaxed and unforgettable ceremony is guaranteed. Allow me the honour of ensuring it exceeds your expectations, is full of awe and wonder and is impossible to forget. Why compromise on your dreams, you deserve a memorable ceremony that takes your breath away and truly reflects you and your love story, so call me; life is too short to miss this opportunity.”
Amanda, your celebrant soulmate for an amazing, intimate and personal ceremony.
Amanda Wheal wedding officiant creates your ceremony exactly as you want it, a beautiful expression of your love, you choose the words, the setting and the time, for an unforgettable day. Amanda will listen and make suggestions, she has many resources available, together with a caring, friendly and open minded personality. As well as the many traditional ceremonies there are alternatives, from the sublime and sentimental, to the stunning and surprising. Your tailor made service can include religious or spiritual elements or be totally non-religious. Unique personal elements are welcomed, can write your own vows, and include song lyrics, personal readings, family traditions or special rituals, there are no rules or limitations!
I offer 3 different package options as detailed on my website amandasceremonies.com and each one has different enhancements to add to your ceremony including handblessings, unity candle or sand ceremony, jumping the broom and hand fasting.
This is how it works:
We get to know each other, you tell me the sort of things you want in your ceremony and then we choreograph it together. I like to meet you in person as part of the process as and when is mutually convenient.
I write the ceremony (and vows if you wish) and you can approve it or ask me to change it until it is 100% as you want it, it has to be perfect for you. I have lots of resources and ideas but the most important input is yours, if you know exactly what you want that’s great but if not I have resources and ideas to share.
The ceremony we create will be personalised and therefore totally unique, trust me nothing comes close.
Also with a celebrant ceremony there is no limit on location, it can be indoors or outdoors, in your garden, somewhere special to you or a set venue, but wherever you choose I will also liaise with your venue and make sure everything in terms of your ceremony are how you want them and I will arrange a rehearsal there if you want it preferably on the day of your wedding.
We talk through every aspect from your entrance into the venue to when you leave after your wedding, this can include walking down the aisle, seating of family members involved in your ceremony and so on and so forth.
On the day I generally arrive at least 30 mins before the ceremony just to check in to make sure you and your partner are ok and everything is prepared just as you want it. I am there for as long as you want me, I don’t ever plan 2 ceremonies in one day, as I want to be totally focused on the couple that day.
So if you want something really special on your wedding day give me a call, let’s talk