Some advice for you when it comes to choosing a celebrant – When you are standing up there facing your love and saying your vows, the only other person that is really close to you is the celebrant. Make sure it is someone you feel comfortable and have a rapport with. This person is responsible for the start of your married life and your big day, so make sure you like them!!
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So what about the ceremony?
I’m glad you asked!
Your wedding is your special day, and as everyone is different and may have different ideas, I can make your ceremony whatever you want it to be. Small and simple, to a full ceremony with all the extras!
Your ceremony is very important to you and is individually written to suit the occasion. All mine are personally written, I am not a cut and paste celebrant! No “insert bride’s name here” for me!
I tell your story, and help you write your own personal, touching and often light hearted vows that reflect you as a couple. It is important that your ceremony is what you want, and reflects your personalities and beliefs.
I can guide you in choosing elements of the ceremony to personalise it with poems and readings or involve your friends or family with touches such as sand or candle ceremonies if required. You can bring in some light hearted and entertaining moments, whilst still being sentimental and meaningful, and of course legal!
I do have a short and sweet elopement/legals only package as well.
My fees and inclusions are here
Same sex ceremonies very happily performed
In order to give the level of service I believe you deserve, I guarantee I will only book one ceremony a day. Weddings can be booked a long time in advance, and some months are particularly busy. If you feel that I would be the celebrant you would like to perform your ceremony, please call or email me as early as possible to ensure my availability on your chosen day. A $150 non refundable booking fee will confirm your date.
You must be over the age of 18 years to marry, and you must not be currently married to any other person. Before your wedding I will need to see your birth certificates, either originals or extracts. If you don’t have one I can show you how to apply for one. A current passport is also acceptable, plus we need to sight some photo ID such as a drivers licence. If you have been married before, I will need to see evidence as to how your last marriage ended, either Decree Absolute or Death Certificate.
A Notice of Intention to Marry needs to be filled out and lodged with your celebrant one month before the date of your wedding. This is a legal requirement, however there are some circumstances in which the Office of Births Deaths and Marriages may grant a shortening of the time.
At your wedding you will need to have 2 witnesses over the age of 18 years. In certain circumstances I can provide these witnesses if required.
I will lodge the relevant forms after your wedding.