Interview with Lisa Riordan - Life's Treasured Moments


03/07/2012

1) Can you tell us a little about your wedding celebrant services?

How did you get started in the wedding industry? I specialise in Naming, Wedding, Commitment and Renewal of Vow ceremonies. I’m a bit of a romantic at heart and friends and family mean the world to me. I searched for years for an occupation that would provide me greater satisfaction and enjoyment …and I found becoming a Celebrant the perfect fit!

2) From your experience, what type of couples search for your services? Who is your ideal/typical client?

A really interesting question. To date I have had such a broad range of clients seek my services. People of different ages, backgrounds and life experiences. I love to learn new things and find it really interesting to discover the traditions of different cultures. The key things my clients have in common is of course their desire to be married and to celebrate their union. The ways in which my clients choose to do that can be so varied and I enjoy each an every experience.

3) What do you do best and enjoy most about being a wedding celebrant?

I feel honoured to have the opportunity to share some of the most important events in people’s lives with them. Being able to work with people to make their ceremony just what they want is a very fulfilling.

4) Why do couples choose you over other celebrants? What do you think makes you stand out? In other words, what do couples get with you that they might not get with others?

Many couples I have worked with will tell me about ceremonies they have seen performed for others. More often than not they will recall what they didn’t like about the ceremonies. What makes me stand out? I believe the fact that one of the first things I do with my clients is to truly understand what they desire for their ceremony. I do not have preconceived ideas about what they should do … I work with them to develop the ceremony. Should my clients wish, I provide them with a planning kit with examples that they may wish to consider for their ceremony.

5) Can you describe a normal wedding day in your life as a wedding celebrant?

A wedding day is full of anticipation, checking off the things which need to be done. I always allow plenty of time to get to where I need to be and to ensure everything is setup and in its place. It’s a day filled with excitement and nerves for my couples, their family and friends. My job is to ensure it all runs to plan and that there is always a plan B … just in case. I too get excited for and with my couples. Its a wonderful feeling seeing everything come together.

6) Can you share your top tips to find the ideal wedding celebrant? What do couples need to look for?

I think the most important thing that a couple should look for in a Celebrant is to find someone that will listen to what they want and deliver to their needs, no matter what they are. Some couples have the unfortunate experience of being ‘surprised’ by elements introduced to their ceremony on their big day. It’s important for a Celebrant to be completely transparent on all matters with their clients, including costs. Celebrants should offer ‘rehearsals’ and provide a complete run-down of a couples ceremony well in advance of the event.

7.) What’s your top 3 questions couples should ask prior to choose their celebrant?

1/ The first question is normally, are you available on the date of our ceremony? Should the Celebrant be available for the client’s required date they would typically outline the costs for there services and standard inclusions.

2/ Will you personalise a ceremony to meet our needs and if so, how will you do this?

3/ Will you perform a rehearsal at our ceremony location, how will we know what will happen and when?

8.) Trivial question… favorite wedding location?

I think I’m a country girl at heart. I absolutely love the atmosphere of country style locations for ceremonies. In saying that though, I love being anywhere that a couple chooses to be married its always such a special experience.

9) Please share one last message to our site visitors. Make them an invitation to visit your company/website, and please indicate 3 AMAZING (yep REALLY AMAZING) reasons to choose you for their wedding day.

Please take a look at my website www.lifes-treasured-moments.com for further information on my services. I would love nothing more than to have the opportunity to meet with you, obligation free, to learn about your plans for your ceremony. My promise to you is that I will treat your special day as if it were my own. Every detail will be attended to. Whether it be ensuring your guests are comfortable, spending the time needed to ensure the bridal party are ready, ensuring those assisting in your ceremony are adequately prepared … I will be there. In life and love, Lisa.


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Lisa Riordan Wedding Celebrant - Life's Treasured Moments

Celebrate Love, Life and Family with personalised wedding, baby naming, commitment and renewal of vow ceremonies by Lisa Riordan Civil Marriage Celebrant from Life's Treasured Moments. I'd be honoured to work with you to assist you to create your ceremony just the way you want it!

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