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An insight into booking your priest

When booking your priest, the process may be confusing and they all differ in personalities and styles. The big deciding factor is based on what you want from your wedding. Once you have decided on your style of ceremony, it may be easier to select a priest and we can help you to achieve this musically. Over 10 years’ worth of experience in wedding industry allows us to give you a brief breakdown of questions you may need to ask of them and help understand what style you require for your big day: 1. I want a silent and brief wedding ceremony where the audience is fully engaged In a world where our attention span doesn’t last very long, this may be a good option for many! For this to be achieved, your priest will need to be at the forefront of communication. If your priest is unable to fully interact with the crowd, this may be difficult to achieve. Musically we will be providing light background music to assist them. What to look for: You will need to clarify with the priest that you require them to interact fully with the audience, explaining each segment of the ceremony and the meaning behind it. Translating from Sanskrit to English is essential to fully engage people. A sense of humour is also required to create a warm environment with people. An awkward sense of humour may not go down so well! A good introduction by the priest can always set the tempo for the day. Your priest will need to be comfortable on the microphone, be cooperative and polite. If a priest on your shortlist ticks these boxes, you have found your priest ? 2. I have too many guests and would prefer the ceremony to be in the background In some cases, you may not want the audience to be engaged. Perhaps you just want the ceremony to be done privately with minimal audience participation. What to look for: For key segments such as photographs and the phera’s, you will need the priest to announce when and who is required. Apart from this, communication may not be essential. Although it is recommended that your priest clarifies prior to the ceremony that he requires audience participation for these moments only. Aside from this, as long as your (and your parents’) chemistry with the priest is up to par and communication is no barrier, you may have found your priest. 3. I want a considerate and friendly priest open to changes One of your essential criteria’s may be to ensure your priest is polite and open to suggestions. Your family may have different traditions or interests. What to look for: Ensure your priest is tolerant and open to suggestions. You may want certain ceremonies performed in an unconventional way. Your priest needs to be able to adapt to this. It is essential to clarify this requirement(s) with your priest prior to the ceremony and also with us so that we may synchronise to this musically. Your priest will need to be friendly and tolerant to other viewpoints to help achieve this. We hope this has helped you narrow your search down. Whoever you choose to select in the end, we will be open to work with them and we look forward to achieving your goal musically ? – See more at: http://musicalmovements.co.uk/insight-booking-priest/#sthash.KHLvATAQ.dpuf