You can’t get married without us!
The role of a wedding celebrant is the legal core of any wedding, and couples rely on the celebrant to get it right.
Megan Murphy www.meganmurphycelebrant.com has taken the step out of her stable and comfortable work role as Personal Assistant to the Principal of a well-known local Secondary school, to become a wedding celebrant. When she chatted to her cousin, a celebrant on the Sunshine Coast, she saw that her passion could become something more. So Megan became a newcomer to this strand of the wedding industry in 2019.
Getting started as a celebrant requires studying a Cert 4, becoming familiar with the law and the Attorney General’s guidelines, being diligent with the paperwork required and having the human relationship skills to match the format of the formalities of the ceremony to the personality of the couple and their needs. This requires a particularly compassionate, yet realistic business person to get the balance right. Megan’s romantic streak balances beautifully with her professional accountability.
The actual preparation with the couple often means a lot of travel. She spends many hours getting to know the couple, writing the service to compliment the personalities, rehearsing and then making sure the legal paperwork is of the highest standard. Finer details such as coordinating her own attire to avoid clashing with the bridal theme are very important to her philosophy of blending in.
Her timing was hampered by the 2020 postponements or cancellations due to COVID restrictions – but this hasn’t dampened Megan’s enthusiasm or the highly favourable reviews from her clients. Her clients come from personal contacts, through word of mouth, or through social media. Satisfied clients across the board! They lead to Megan being the runner-up in the Celebrants – Southern Queensland Country category of the national Brides Choice Awards for 2020 https://brideschoiceawards.com.au
Blog by Molly B