1.Will I get to choose and proof my ceremony wording before the wedding day?
We offer all couples a choice of vows. These are simply templates. They can be changed in any way you would like so that they reflect your individual style. We can suggest changes and help you make them, if you need our input. You can, of course, simply choose one of the templates and not change anything at all – each one is a complete ceremony in itself.
As soon as you have confirmed us as your wedding celebrant we will email you the wedding ceremony templates so you can have a look through. We realize that as the date gets nearer you have other concerns than the wording so you need plenty of time to make any changes you would like to. The aim is that the ceremony should reflect both your personalities. Changes can be made at the last moment, if they’re fairly small, but we work with you so that everything is ready well in advance of your wedding day.
2. I want to write my own vows but I don’t know where to start, how can you help?
As experienced writers we are well equipped and experienced to help you craft a beautiful ceremony uniquely your own, reflecting your personalities, as well as a story of your love. We can help via email, telephone or Skype.
3. What kind of outfit do you usually wear on the wedding day?
We wear neutral colours, we are not the centre of attention – this is your wedding day and our attire as well as our manner reflects this. Of course we are there to help with the flow of the ceremony.
We have a couple of video clip of weddings we have done that you may watch to see the dress code and manner as well as diction (native British Speaker) of our celebrant. Please find the video clips here
We aim to put you as a couple at ease to put the focus rightly where it should be upon you two as a couple.
4. Do you perform same-sex ceremonies, too?
Certainly. We’re very happy to perform your ceremony.
5. Are you a registrar? Is the wedding legal?
In Thailand, only a registrar with the local government can legalize a wedding and he or she has to be a Thai national. So the ceremony is not legally binding. However, we can arrange for the registrar to come to your ceremony and he or she will legalize it for you. Please be aware that this process needs to be set up well in advance. In Thailand, as the law stands at the moment, for a marriage to be legal, it can only take place between a man and a woman.
In the event that you have an accident or become ill and are unable to perform the wedding, what arrangements do you have in place?
We have back up celebrants just in case there is an unforeseen event and we cannot make the wedding.
7. Is there anything else that I should know?
Yes. We can also incorporate other ceremonies into your wedding ceremony. These might include a hand-fasting, a ritual fire, a sand-pouring ceremony or one that you have thought up by yourselves. We often do these and it’s something that can make your ceremony stand out even more.
We are able to conduct ceremonies not just in English, but also in French, German and Japanese. Occasionally we do bilingual ceremonies where we alternate between languages.
Sometimes entire parts of the ceremonies are in languages that we don’t speak, such as Chinese. In cases like this, we don’t of course do any speaking ourselves; it’s the bride and groom who are exchanging vows in their own language, or personal words, or it’s a family member or friend giving a speech.
We conduct ceremonies that are usually non-religious, but not necessarily so. We have performed ceremonies for people of many faiths and are happy to perform religious ceremonies.