So you’ve struck gold, found the absolute best person in the world and a wedding is on the horizon – how exciting! As you’re most likely about to learn, planning your ceremony can be stressful, and on the day you want as minimal fuss as possible.
Having someone calm in front of crowds and who can handle the pressure on such a huge occasion is essential, most importantly putting you at ease on the biggest and best day of your life.
With this in mind, it helps to have a few laughs along the way – and most importantly, on the special day and at the reception after. One guarantee of making this happen is hiring a celebrant who also moonlights as a comedian.
Enter: Daniel Delby, who when it comes to comedy, is one of Perth’s premier performers.
A multiple FRINGE WORLD Comedy Award winner, host of the cult Sunday Singles show at The Comedy Lounge and The Hard Yarns podcast, regular 96fm guest and creator of Teacher Comedy Nights, it’s fair to say Daniel is a comedy expert.
Now, his long list of laughing credentials extends to Marriage Celebrant, leaving a trail of very happy newlyweds along the way. He is the answer for Perth couples looking for someone able to balance levity with heartfelt and professional preparation, ensuring it’s smiles all round on the big day.
But don’t just take our word for it, check out a couple of his latest reviews:
“Daniel was the most incredible wedding celebrant and MC we could have asked for. He took the time to get to know us and understand our love story, so he could give it the wedding ceremony it truly deserved… Not only did he tell our love story with joy and grace, he managed to make it really funny too. He had our guests laughing out loud, and many told us that it didn’t even feel like a wedding (in a good way) … Our wedding really felt like us and Daniel was a big part of that.” – Sami Craven via Google.
“Dan was our celebrant and MC and we feel so lucky to have found him! We loved how funny and laid back but at the same time professional he was. We felt stress free the entire time! He was always easy to contact and would always get back to you promptly… Highly recommend Dan, he will have you all in stitches! We had guests coming up to us saying how amazing he was. Thank you Dan for making our day so memorable!” – Tiffany Do via Google.
Indeed, you’re in safe hands: “My background in teaching and stand-up comedy has helped me marry my two passions into a relaxed and laid-back style that guarantees a light hearted, fun and enjoyable ceremony,” he says. “My focus is 100% on telling your story and making you comfortable enough to enjoy the ceremony. I make sure your ceremony is about you and your relationship. I want to talk about your funny stories, weird habits, best memories of each other and any ‘in jokes’ I can bring to life…
“With me at the helm, you will be stress free, present and able to live in the moment on your big day.”
If you’re chasing a pro when it comes to an MC for the whole wedding, Delby can also jump on and take the reins for the reception, bringing a one-of-a-kind style to entertain guests and keep laughs flowing while you let your hair down and party.
He’ll start off with a little bit of standup comedy and personalised jokes, and will even introduce the bridal party with a gentle “roast”. He’ll also introduce the speeches, liaise with staff so you don’t have to and announce the first dance before handing over the reins to the DJ for the night (the music he’ll happily leave to the professionals).
If having some heartfelt laughs mixed into a professionally-run wedding ceremony and reception sounds like your jam, head to Daniel’s Website to find out more.
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