Entries by Michael Janz

Getting Married in Australia during the COVID-19 Crisis

Getting married in Australia during the COVID-19 crisis has created great challenges for couples. As of 25 March, 2020 the solemnisation of a marriage is to occur with a maximum attendance of no more than five people, being the two parties, the authorised marriage celebrant, and the two witnesses. Social distancing of 1 person per […]

What Goes Into Planning a Kid-Friendly Wedding?

Whether you are planning a large or a small wedding, there is almost surely going to be some children among the attendees. While in the past, children may have been relegated to staying with a babysitter or were entertained by one of the adults while the event took place, more and more couples are tailoring […]

How to write your own wedding vows

From a legal perspective each person getting marriage in Australia must say a mandatory vow like: ” I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Full Name to be stated here take you Full Name to be stated here to be my lawful wedded husband/wife/spouse.”A ceremony can also include vows that are […]

Wedding planning made easy

Planning your wedding? Looking for a great Venue, Celebrant, Photographer and other Wedding Vendors? Boulevard Gardens FREE Wedding Venue Showcase is back for Summer 2020, and better than ever! Join us on a very special day at Boulevard Gardens, where you will meet and see everything for your perfect day… and make your wedding planning […]

Brisbane CBD Wedding Venues

As a Celebrant in Brisbane, I’ve had the honour of conducting many weddings in a range of Brisbane CBD Wedding venues. In many cases the meandering Brisbane River offers a wonderful backdrop. Here are some of my favourites. There are options to cater for a broad range of budgets. After you’ve selected your venue, it […]

Wedding Suppliers … when should I book them?

When to book wedding suppliers is an important question for engaged couples. As a Brisbane based Marriage Celebrant, I speak to many couples who disappointed their preferred wedding venue is booked out years in advance. 63 percent of weddings are held on Saturdays. Consequently, Saturdays book out quickly. My best advice is once you are […]

How to Choose a Celebrant

Michael Janz, Brisbane Celebrant, shares 10 tips how to choose a Celebrant. There are many things to consider in choosing a celebrant. Some people go on first impressions or “gut feelings”. Others choose on price – the least or most expensive. You only want to get married once… ensure it’s what you want! Remember your […]