Until I realised that I was not eligible! Yes, I’m a celebrant, yes I’m in Melbourne, yes I am Top 100 material! (let’s be honest I’m Top 10 material! )
To be eligible for this list I needed to be advertising with Easy Weddings (my ad is here), and I needed to be advertising in the Melbourne category. I’m not.
Don’t get me wrong, there are a heap of great celebrants in this list. Some of whom are really good friends of mine who l recommend.
Now it might sound like I’m just spitting chips because I’m not on this list. That’s not what’s getting my goat – the thing that annoys me most is that it’s not clear how they come up with these lists.
How much did they pay to be considered?
Did they also pay to attend the award ceremony, cough up for their own little statue and A4 print?
How big was the pool of competition?
According to the Attorney General’s website, there are currently 2106 celebrants in Victoria and the best thing about that number is that EVERYONE can find a celebrant that suits them. There are fun, serious, traditional, wacky, comedian, young, old, male, female, local or recommended. Your top 100 celebrants is going to look a lot different to someone else’s list because everyone wants someone different to make their day unique.
So next time you are reading a Top whatever list – stop and think:
“What are you going to do to get on my list?”