About the angry wedding venue staff member

I made a joke about a common wedding venue staff member: the aggressive male staffer who angrily delivers news to wedding vendors and guests that they’re doing it wrong and he’s pretty much disappointed that we exist. The thing is, it’s a trope that rings true. Most...
How to get a marriage license in Australia

How to get a marriage license in Australia

We’ve seen so much American TV that so many Aussies ask me how to get their marriage license. So here’s my comprehensive guide to applying for, and getting, a marriage license in the Commonwealth of Australia. You don’t need a marriage license in Australia. The way to...
Hi

Hi

Hi! I’m Josh 👋🏻 Josh Withers, wedding celebrant from the Gold Coast, and I make fun, intimate, and personal marriage ceremonies. I’m a husband to Britt, a dad to Luna, and a gadget nerd, when I’m not stalking the Foo Fighters. Where I live is super...
The naughty T word: tradition

The naughty T word: tradition

A word we’re sure to hear more than once a day in the wedding industry is ‘tradition’. Either something is or isn’t traditional. People are or aren’t following tradition. We’re doing something because it’s tradition, we’re not doing it for the same...
I’m a guest on the Wedded Podcast

I’m a guest on the Wedded Podcast

I’m a sucker for a good podcast, especially when I’m asked to be a guest on one, so it’d be remiss of me to not tell you sternly to listen to Steve and Jenn’s Wedded Podcast. I think I might have scared them off with my frank Australian-ness...
Choose a wedding team over a wedding date

Choose a wedding team over a wedding date

My goal for 2020 is to convince the world that your entire wedding will be better if you choose your team before you choose your date. Here’s eight reasons why: The humans you invite to create your wedding, from the celebrant and the photographer through to the...
Totally splurge on these things at your wedding

Totally splurge on these things at your wedding

There’s a thousand articles spread across this fine establishment we are lucky enough to publish on called the Internet that list in great number all the things you can save money on at your wedding. I’m going to try and turn the tide a little and encourage you to empty your wallet on a few select products or services if only because a wedding is a luxury.

Keeping that guest list low

Weddings are getting smaller and smaller, and it’s actually quite nice. I was interviewed for Mozo’s blog recently: “I attribute this to the cost of catering and wait staff ever increasing, the growing value of intimate marriage celebrations over “keeping...
The big guide on getting married overseas

The big guide on getting married overseas

Anyone tuned into my socials would see that Britt and I spend one to three months a year in countries without a Waltzing Matilda or a koala in sight, for weddings and elopements. Whether it’s a Bali wedding, a New Zealand elopement, or a Canadian marriage ceremony, we’ve got you covered.

In this article just wanted to lay out really simply how the legal side of getting married overseas works when I’m your marriage celebrant.

A Duchess’s Dillemma: the aisle

A Duchess’s Dillemma: the aisle

Over my long career creating wedding ceremonies there have been numerous occasions where a parent, or parents couldn’t attend their child’s wedding. At our own wedding it was because some weren’t invited, at others their parents could not be present on the day because...