As a legal requirement I need to introduce myself to your guests as the celebrant for the wedding. And at some stage before you finish your vows, we your full names need to be said out loud. Our names can be mentioned in a relaxed little intro that also includes a welcome to the guests and heartfelt words of thanks to everyone for being there to share in the occasion. Or I can say only my name at the start, and save yours for during the Monitum or Vows.
Think about whether you would like any of these additional lovely inclusions too at the start of your ceremony.
1. Acknowledgement of the traditional land owners
Meaningful and simple acknowledgement that will kick off the whole ceremony.
2. Thanking guests
This is a great opportunity to thank your family and friends for being there to cheer you on. You might also like to thank people who have gone the extra mile to be there on your big day. You can also specially thank your parents for their love and support over the years.
3. Mentioning absent loved ones
Make a special mention of loved ones who were unable to be there.
4. Short bit about the venue/location
A few sentences about why you’ve chosen this particular location and the significance of the place.
5. Introduction of your support crew (aka bridal party)
This is a lovely way to thank your besties for being there for you. Also lets the guests know who is standing up there with you as often not everyone knows who everyone is.