Great question. Stick with me whilst I give you a short summary and then a convoluted answer..
The answer is: It depends what you want!
If you want fun, relaxed and a bit loose- or demure, classy and sincere or funny as in telling jokes and putting on a performance. Maybe you just want safe, middle of the road, a little of column A, a little of column B.
Do you want someone to hold the show because you’re not limelight people?
Want to be really involved and to share the space with your guests and bridal party with your celebrant leading the way?
Perhaps you want someone a bit cheeky who will take the piss a bit and have everyone in stitches?
Someone quirky and cool, a little left of centre?
Or you want a nurturer- someone warm and lovely, perhaps a little bit older?
Someone confident and experienced who can handle a crowd? If your wedding is going to be rowdy and full of big personalities you want someone who can roll with that and allow some looseness but not let things get out of control.
See where I’m going here? Some of these qualities will cross over in each celebrant of course and that’s rad.
Me personally, I’m never going to be the celebrant doing fancy elaborate weddings south of the river- it’s just not my jam. But there are plenty of celebrants who fit that bill perfectly and are awesome at it.
I’m a local venue/ bar/ warehouse/ backyard/ winery kinda girl. Anything a bit different that attracts people like me: people who love good food, great booze and mad tunes, I’m in.
Think about what you want and then stalk the shit out of us on Insta and see who you think is the best fit for you.
I'll let you in on a secret: celebrants do the stalk too. We want to see if you might be a good fit for us also before we get to meeting stage.
Narrow it down to a few heads you like the vibe of and then meet up.
Don’t sleep on it though. Great celebrants are booked at least a year ahead. Tick tock!