It’s now 11 months until your special day. I’m sure you’ve been starting to have all sorts of conversations about your wedding – and friends will be throwing ideas at you about the sorts of things you simply must include. But remember, you have an opportunity to avoid the stress and the cost associated with all the trappings so often associated with straight weddings. Here are some things you should begin discussing and making decisions about at this point in time in your wedding planning.
Top of the List this Month:
- Audio-visual providers
- Band or DJ
Thank you for choosing me to be your celebrant. Whilst I’m happy to work with couples at any stage of their wedding planning, I typically begin working intensely with them on their ceremony about three months prior to their wedding. But at any time, you can check me out at Gay Celebrant Melbourne perhaps check out my blogs and FAQs too – and please get in touch if you have any questions. Around now, I will ask you to pay a booking fee to confirm my availability on your special day – that will lock your wedding into my diary. And this far out, we can certainly make sure the necessary legal paperwork has been completed, and have an initial chat about the style of wedding ceremony you’d like. After all, your ceremony is the main reason for the entire day!
Booking your Photographer
Check out and book a photographer, if you’re having one. Harry from Love is Love Photography is someone I’ve worked with at numerous LGBTI weddings and he’s great to work with. His work is stunning and he’s committed to getting your photos to you quickly. Alternatively, you may ask a friend who’s a keen photographer to take your main photos. And you may ask your guests to take photos on their phones during the ceremony and the celebrations that follow. That will ensure you get a lot of pics and a diversity of pics, too.
After all, your ceremony is the main reason for the entire day!
– Bronte Price
Check out your Videographer
Check out and book a videographer, if you’re having one. I’ve worked with Anthony Spiteri from Video Boutique and also Langdon Rodda from Life in Motion. Both are fabulous to work with and both have worked with same sex couples. Alternatively, you may ask a friend who is pretty good with their phone to video your ceremony. And you may ask your other guests to take brief videos on their phones during the ceremony and the celebrations that follow.
Audio Visual Provider
Check out and book additional audio-visual providers – lighting people, sound people, pyrotechnics people – if you need them. Remember, this event can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish.
Are you thinking of having a band or DJ? Or are you going to have music play from a Spotify playlist such as Homo100? If you decide to have a DJ or band (such as Harlow and Hart) and pay a booking fee to confirm their availability for your wedding.