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meet wendy haynes,
leading wedding & civil celebrant

Ceremony and Family Rituals Expert Wendy Haynes

quote marksI have been passionate about celebrancy since I was appointed in 1995.

It's been an inspiring and rewarding journey working side by side with many couples and families creating personal, unique and heartwarming ceremonies that have touched not only the couple but everyone present.

Whether your celebration is a wedding ceremony, name giving ceremony, funeral, birthday celebration, or any other of life's 'touchpoints', I can help you to make it unforgettable, exciting, relaxed and friendly and, most of all, fun and inspiring."
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How to Create Your Own Inspiring Ceremony

Create your own inspiring Wedding Ceremony by Wendy Haynes

Planning a wedding, naming or funeral ceremony? Wendy's expert ceremony guides will inspire you and help you plan your ceremony from start to finish!

Considered to be one of Australia’s leading experts in the art of creating inspiring ceremonies and celebrations, Wendy has put her 17 years of celebrancy into writing.

Wendy's expert guides will give you step by step processes, lots of inspiration and expert tips to help you create the ceremony that's just right for you!


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DIY Wedding Ideas for Couples

Wedding Guide by Wendy Haynes

Not only are Wendy's ceremony books a great resource, but so are her articles! Filled with lots of practical planning advice and great ideas, she will help you plan your ceremony without all the stress, and help you create an inspiring vision for the marriage itself.


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Celebrant OPD

Celebrant OPD by Wendy Haynes

Wendy Haynes is a highly sought after Celebrant trainer, conducting workshops across Australia offering inspiring, lively and informative sessions for celebrants at conferences and meetings. Wendy's articles, wedding kit, books and DVD's are a great resource for Civil Celebrants!


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Choosing the Celebrant for your Wedding

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wedding Ceremony

It is very exciting when you start to plan your wedding day and yet, there are so many things to consider. Your marriage ceremony should be one of the highlights of your wedding day and can set the tone for the celebration to follow. You want your ceremony to be the best ceremony ever! Find a celebrant that will support you to have what you want and whose presence you really enjoy.

In Australia, the use of registered celebrants for weddings has increased since 1999. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2012, 71.9% of couples chose registered celebrants as their wedding officiant. The number of professional celebrants has also increased dramatically in the last ten years so there is certainly plenty of choice available. If you don’t have any referrals from friends or family then the Yellow Pages, the local wedding guide or searching the internet are great places to source registered celebrants. A celebrant’s website is likely to give you a sense of whether you wish to email or call them and find out what they offer.  ... read more



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Wendy's celebrant articles, Wedding Kit, DVD's and books are a great resource for Civil Celebrants!

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civil ceremonies

Wendy is an authority in the areas of weddings, name givings, funerals, and even birthdays. No matter what the occasion, Wendy can help you create a ceremony that is meaningful and memorable for you and your family.