YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY
My goal is to bring a fun, relaxed and modern approach to what your wedding ceremony can be. With your input together we can come up with something that fits just right for your big day.
Your wedding ceremony really can be anything that you want it to be. You and your guests should laugh. You’re allowed to shed a few tears or stumble through your vows because that’s all part of it being real. Your wedding ceremony should reflect who you are as a couple and best of all kick start the celebrations for one of the most amazing days of your life.
It’s my job as your Marriage Celebrant to help guide you through all the boring (legal) bits but more importantly take all of your ideas to create a wedding ceremony that is unique to you. Because wedding ceremonies don’t need to be boring – especially yours!
Before taking on new clients I like to meet-up or have a chat first. This is often over a beer up at my local (Highfield in Caringbah, represent!) or at a café if that’s more your vibe, or if meeting in person isn’t an option we can have a Skype or FaceTime chat. This chat helps us both get a feel for each other, we talk about your ideas and you can then decide if you think I’d be a good fit as your Marriage Celebrant. It is also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have about the process and what’s involved.
If you decide to book me as your Marriage Celebrant you then pay a booking fee ($400) which secures your date. As I only conduct one ceremony a day (this is quite different to most Marriage Celebrants – ask me why) there is no need to have an exact ceremony time as this can come together later on.
From there everyone sits tight until around three months prior to your wedding where we will arrange to meet up again to start planning your wedding ceremony along with taking care of your initial legal paperwork, your Notice of Intended Marriage.
Off the back of that catch-up I will then write a personalised wedding ceremony from scratch just for you. This incorporates any specific requests you may have and tells your story in an engaging, memorable and meaningful way.
Before the big day ideally we will meet up one more time to take care of your final legal paperwork while also walking through key ceremony moments. You could call this a rehearsal if you like but I hate the word! Often this catch-up will be somewhere like my home office or the local (as we can replicate your wedding ceremony space anywhere). We will cover things like what equipment we use on the day, how to exchange rings/stand and is a really good chance to help build confidence in what will be happening on the day.
On the day I’ll arrive around an hour prior to your ceremony, set-up and test my equipment and be ready to marry you. Post-ceremony I take care of registering your marriage with Births, Deaths and Marriages and if required can order your Official Marriage Certificate (the one needed to change your name).
MARRY ME NICKY RATES
Rates for my services vary depending on the date, time and location of your wedding ceremony.
Ceremonies outside of Sydney (where I am based) attract travel costs. Please contact me here to check my availability and request a quote.
For tips to understand why a quality wedding celebrant charges what they do check out the blog post I wrote, How much does a Sydney Wedding Celebrant cost?
My fee includes as much (or as little) contact that you need in order to create your wedding ceremony, as well as the following: