Little Children at Wedding Ceremonies

I love little children at weddings. Wedding ceremonies are family occasions and children are part of the celebrations too. If your little ones are not yet at school, don’t expect too much of them. Once they are at school they are used to sitting quietly for awhile. […]

Wedding Ceremony Music

There are several times when it is appropriate to have music. 1. As Guests Arrive. Music as your guests arrive sets a sense of occasion. Nothing too intrusive, as guests will be talking and moving about, just background music you like. 2. Bridal Entry If the bride is making a traditional entry with attendants, it [...]

Canberra Wedding Venues

There are many lovely places to marry in Canberra and they are popular, so, once you have decided on a date, book them in. Here are some Canberra wedding venues I really like. […]

To Speak or Not to Speak?

Getting married is a big deal. That’s why we make such a fuss about it. Even the most laid back couples can feel a bit overwhelmed and nervous, but an experienced celebrant should keep the groom relaxed during the wait for the bride. And once the ceremony starts everything is in the hands of the [...]

Top Ten Tips for Planning Your Wedding

I have many years experience as a marriage celebrant and witnessed many fabulous weddings.  I hope these tips will help you in planning your wedding. 1. Select your venue. If you are a little bit flexible with dates you are more likely to be able to have the venue you would like. This is the [...]

How to pick your marriage celebrant

This can be a bewildering task as there are so many to choose from. But once you know your date, time and venue, your wedding celebrant should be next on your to-do list. Busy, professional Canberra marriage celebrants can be booked a long way in advance, so it is never too early to book. Friends [...]

What makes a great wedding venue?

The venue for your marriage not only creates the ambiance you want, but can make a big difference to the comfort of you and your guests. Here are my top tips for consideration.   Size Will it hold all your guests?  Does some seating need to be provided?  If you are paying to use the [...]

Marriage Equality

During the five days when same-sex marriage was legal in the ACT I was very privileged to conduct 11 of the 31 ceremonies that were held. It was a very special few days but unfortunately with a sad ending. During that time the 7:30 Report on ABC featured one of the weddings I conducted as [...]

Judy Aulich Celebrant on ABC 666 Canberra Close Up with Alex Sloan

Close Up is a weekly feature of 666 ABC Canberra Afternoons where Alex Sloan speaks to select special guests. I was invited to be a guest and tell my life story, including my time as a Civil Marriage Celebrant.  I certainly enjoyed my primary career as a teacher but my time as a Civil Marriage Celebrant [...]