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Tips to Find the Best Marriage Celebrant

There are many things to consider to find the best marriage 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 celebration can’t be repeated! Apart from 5 sentences that must be stated to cover legal obligations, the rest is what you want. Remember it’s your ceremony not your celebrant’s.

Here are 10 tips to help you find the best marriage celebrant.

Talk to/meet the Celebrant before choosing

The best way to find the best marriage Celebrant  is to meet them. Many celebrants will offer a no obligation first meeting. It’s important the celebrant understands your needs and asks you the right questions. Is the celebrant keen to ensure they understand what you expect from them? It’s also important to understand what is required of you when you find the best marriage celebrant. It shouldn’t take long when you meet them to determine that you have found best marriage celebrant for you.

Check the Celebrant’s availability

A couple of key questions to ask include … Is the celebrant available on the date and time you have in mind? Does the celebrant conduct multiple ceremony a day? Some celebrants conduct multiple weddings a day and it’s important understand any risks of your celebrant being delayed at their previous ceremony.

Choose the Celebrant with the right attitude

Does the celebrant show they’ll deliver a ceremony that meets you needs? It important to understand how they are going to help to determine what you needs. You are wise to consider when you chat, if the celebrant listens to your needs, ideas and concerns or tells you what they will do without a level of understanding.

Choose the Celebrant with a proven reputation

Does the celebrant have a proven reputation? Take the time to read their reviews/testimonials. To ind the best marriage Celebrant heck their website and sites that you can be confident of the validity of the reviews. Sometimes social media may not be truly reflective of quality. See if you can observe them performing a ceremony in a video.

Choose the Celebrant with the right personality

Does the celebrant have a personality that you find attractive? Above all only you will know when you meet. Alternatively, a phone discussion is a pretty good start in helping to choose a Celebrant.

Choose the Celebrant who demonstrates professionalism

Choose a celebrant who is always developing themselves and interest in continuous improvement. Is the celebrant a member of celebrant associations/networks? Has the celebrant done recent training in celebrancy or workshops held by celebrant associations?

Choose a Celebrant with the right experience

Ask how much experience the celebrant has. Above all, try to gauge whether they have spent years using the same old formula. In contrast are they focused on continually learning through experience.

Check out the Celebrant’s location

Is the celebrant within reasonable travelling distance to the venue? Do they charge for travel? Choosing a Celebrant who lives around the corner isn’t the best indicator. Some celebrants will travel anywhere in Australia others operate in a small region.

Understand the Celebrant’s fees

Is the celebrant charging a commensurate fee?  Choose a Celebrant where the fee matches the work/service they provide. Do they offer a flat fee or add on extras for travel and extra meetings? As with any wedding vendor there will be a wide range of fees on offer. The saying you get what you pay for is generally true in the wedding industry.

Once you  find the Best Marriage Celebrant and have a venue and scheduled a wedding date, why not schedule a boudoir photography session with Woman by Pierre to set the mood for your wedding day? The session will ease the stress from wedding planning and make the journey towards your wedding an exciting one, and both you and your partner will definitely appreciate the images!

Free Couple Photo Shoot

Would you like to receive a free couple photo shoot valued at $185? Book your wedding ceremony with popular Brisbane based Marriage Celebrant Michael Janz and the couple photo shoot  with Brisbane’s best wedding photographer, the award winning Evoke Studios is yours (conditions apply).

What is a Couple Photo Shoot?

A Couple Photo Shoot is a short photo session typically with your wedding photographer  before your wedding. A Couple Photo Shoot is great way to get used to being in front of the camera as well as build rapport with your photographer.  In this case you will  receive a lovely digital  romantic photograph well before your wedding.

Josie from Evoke Studios will capture your pre-wedding couple photo shoot.  She can also capture the many special moments throughout your wedding. After being a Brisbane wedding photographer for over 15 years Josie knows exactly where to look, and gets a total kick out of capturing the perfect wedding photography moment.

Who is Michael Janz Celebrant?

With a knack for setting an unforgettable tone to a wedding day, Michael Janz is professional, personable, and passionate in his work as a marriage celebrant. He does his job with a sense of pride and certainly brings a ‘wow’ factor to each ceremony.

Michael makes each ceremony unique. He aims to reflect the nature of each couple and bring out their special elements for the day. Simply put, Michael is always excited to celebrate love and acknowledge the partnership you share.

Contact Michael Janz Celebrant today to book your wedding ceremony and claim your free Couple Photo Shoot valued at $185.

Free Couple Photo Shoot

Win a Couple Photo Shoot valued at $185 when booking your Wedding Ceremony with Michael Janz Celebrant

Conditions: Sessions are valid for locations within 30 minutes of Evoke Studios location at Springwood or your wedding venue. The couples photo shoot offer is valid within 30 days of confirming your booking with Michael Janz Celebrant and paying your booking fee/deposit.

Time to book your wedding for 2021

Now is a great time to book your wedding for 2021. If you are thinking of getting married, don’t delay your wedding plans any longer for 2021.  To have a choice with popular venues, photographers and Celebrants…now is the right time. As a result of Covid19, wedding vendors are rapidly filling for 2021 and 2022. For example, Boulevard Gardens is a terrific venue in the leafy western suburbs of Brisbane and they only have a handful of Saturday nights left in 2021.

If it’s time to book your wedding for 2021, what’s next?

You need a plan!

Time to book your wedding for 2021

Rainforest Retreat Wedding Venue with Brisbane Celebrant Michael Janz

Getting married is an exciting, wonderful time! However, without effective planning and coordination, it can be a stressful, overwhelming exercise. Developing your own Wedding Planning Checklist will make the planning process smoother. Think of your wedding as an important project.

Your planning needs to:

Identify how you want your wedding to look and feel before you book.

What you must have at your wedding? What’s the most important aspect of your wedding day? What do you want to remember most about your wedding day? Is there a wedding theme you want reflect? Is it a traditional/classic wedding or elegant/contemporary or vintage or a romantic vineyard or rustic or on the beach or bohemian or just simple with no frills?

Identify a realistic budget prior to booking.

When it’s time to book your wedding for 2021, make sure you know the answers to to these questions. Who is funding the wedding? Do you understand the realistic costs of all the elements of your dream wedding? Are you aware you can save funds by considering dates, times that aren’t the highly in demand?

Identify the vendors you need .

Nowadays, venues, photographers and celebrants can be booked out years in advance. Consequently, booking these suppliers early is extremely wise.

Develop a timeframe.

A timeframe outlines the key steps and likely timings to make sure you enjoy your special day and create a celebration that you look back on with a smile on your face.

When it’s time to book your wedding for 2021, don’t re-invent the wheel. There are lots of free checklists available. Find a comprehensive wedding planning checklist to get a feel for things you need to do and when you should do them. You can download one here.

Our 2021 dates are booking out fast and there are only a handful of Saturday nights available! 💕💍If you are dreaming…

Posted by Boulevard Gardens on Friday, July 31, 2020

Brisbane CBD Wedding Venues

with Michael Janz Brisbane Celebrant

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 important to lock your Celebrant and Photographer.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Wedding with Celebrant Brisbane


City Botanic Gardens : Brisbane CBD Wedding Venue

The gorgeous sub-tropical Gardens offers 10 beautiful outdoor sites that can be booked for wedding ceremonies. This can be an ideal location for a DYI wedding. Sites are booked through the Brisbane City Council. If you want someone look after it all for you, check out The Gardens Club.


Lightspace Wedding with Celebrant Brisbane


Lightspace : Brisbane CBD Wedding Venue

This is great venue for those seeking something a little different. Its combination of raw industrial and purpose-built design features has created an incredible space with limitless possibilities. Every wedding has exclusive use of the venue.
Your wedding ceremony can be conducted in an indoor setting followed by your cocktail
or sit-down reception.

Olde Government House Wedding with Celebrant Brisbane


Old Government House :Brisbane CBD Wedding Venue

Old Government House provides an element of elegance and distinction for a truly special day. The romantic grandeur and vintage charm of Old Government House pairs is generally the location for the ceremony. The modern top-floor reception space Room Three Sixty, is modern and stylish. These venues can be booked together or separately.


Riverlife : Brisbane CBD Wedding Venue

Riverlife can be a BYO wedding venue or all inclusive. It offers the perfect opportunity to combine your ceremony, reception and photos all in one stunning waterfront location. Generally, the ceremony is conducted in the surroundings of the Kangaroo Point Parklands. It is embraced by the sensational panoramic views of the city skyline and Brisbane River. Riverlife’s open plan outdoor marquees allow you to add personal touches to transform them into the wedding of your dreams.

Roma Street Parklands Wedding with Celebrant Brisbane


Roma Street Parklands : Brisbane CBD Wedding Venue


Roma Street Parkland is a romantic subtropical paradise hugging the northern side of Brisbane’s CBD. The parkland is a truly spectacular venue to hold your wedding or civil ceremony. It’s also extremely convenient – it’s located just a short walk from the bustling restaurants and reception venues in Brisbane’s CBD.

There are five unique wedding venues to choose from.

Stamford Plaza Wedding with Celebrant Brisbane


Stamford Plaza Hotel : Brisbane CBD Wedding Venue


Stamford Plaza Brisbane hotel provides romantic elegance as a Brisbane riverside wedding location.
Outdoor garden, riverside ceremonies coupled with top class reception options with accommodation make this an ideal all in one venue. The classic grand staircase and historical building nearby offer some great settings for photographs.
It’s also adjacent to the City Botanic Gardens.

The Gardens Club Wedding with Celebrant Brisbane


The Gardens Club : Brisbane CBD Wedding Venue


Nestled amongst the natural beauty and sunshine of the City Botanic Gardens and only a short walk from the CBD, The Gardens Club is a truly unique event space. Your ceremony can be conducted in space within the Gardens adjacent to The Main House, Inner Deck and Terrace. It can host 80 guests seated and 150 cocktail style.

Let’s Elope: without expense & stress