Celebrant Helen Noble tells us how to stay calm on the morning of the wedding
We’re having a celebrant-led wedding and are starting to get nervous! Do you have any tips for the day?
"It’s fantastic news that you have chosen to invest in a celebrant-led ceremony. One of the very best things about having a celebrant is the relationship that you build with them. Another is that you will get a rehearsal! We practice the blocking, who stands where and when and familiarise ourselves with the emotion that is going to come.
"I specialise in nervous brides or shy grooms, and the best tip I have found is for you to see your celebrant ahead of the ceremony. I arrive an hour before and make sure the room is ready, meet the partner that is already going to be in the room at the start and then head over to meet and greet the nervous partner. I can tell and show them that the room is ready, that their partner is in good form and is ready to go. Your nerves will go, and you will soon feel excited!
"The celebrant will be the strength in the room, so you don’t have to be. Fall to bits if you want, cry, and get the nervous giggles as we will all love you for it regardless!"