Vows to Wow

We just love Ann. She is very loving and sweet and we can’t wait for you to meet her at The Gold Coast Wedding Fair, June 22nd at The Abbey.

Ann really has a passion for her role as a celebrant and her eyes just lights up when she talks about the the last wedding that she was able to be involved in.

Ann is our guest blogger today and is here explaining what goes into making good meaningful vows and not the run of the mill “till death do we part” ones.

“Today couples are really looking for an awesome ceremony, nothing boring that has their guests nodding off to sleep. They want something that has the “wow” factor, that “special magic”, and something that is memorable for all the right reasons. Without doubt, it is the biggest day in a couple’s life, so the ceremony has to be perfect!

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I always tell my brides and grooms that the ceremony is the most important part of their day. It needs to “kick start” the entire wedding day on a high, leaving everyone happy and ready to celebrate.

I explain that no-one remembers the fancy wedding cars, the flowers, the wedding cake, the shoes, the speeches, etc. – but everyone will remember the ceremony. They will remember it was sensational or just dead boring like too many others.

Couples need to read testimonials and do their homework when choosing their celebrant. Nowadays everyone knows someone who is a celebrant, but couples need to research and find out that the celebrant they choose has a great reputation for delivering the best ceremony possible.


I encourage my brides and grooms to include some lovely or funny things that have happened during their journey so far; how they met; how he proposed; their love story. It should include lots of love, fun and laughter.

The Vows, which are said quite early in the ceremony, are the most important part; most brides and grooms are not aware that once they have actually said their vows to one another they are legally married – they don’t have to wait to be declared “Husband and Wife” by their celebrant – that’s just a “thing” out of the movies – and is not a legal component of a ceremony, although it’s what every couples waits to hear.

In essence the Vows should be beautiful and memorable and need lots of thought, but they can have a touch of light-hearted humour if they wish. A good celebrant will help their couples create the ceremony of their dreams.

Wyatt Song @ momentsintime.com.au

Wishing every bride and groom preparing for their big day – all the very best for a sensational wedding day!

Warmest wishes,

Ann Dally – Civil Marriage Celebrant

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