My goal is to bring a fun, relaxed and flexible approach to what your ceremony can be. With your input together we can come up with something that is perfect for your big day.
Your 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 ceremony should reflect who you are as a couple and best of all kick start the celebrations for one of the most important days of your life.
It’s my job as your celebrant to help guide you through all the boring (legal) bits but more importantly take all of your ideas and together create a ceremony that is really unique to you. Because 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 or at a café if that’s more your style, 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 for your big day. It can also be a good opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the process and what’s involved.
Yay or nay? If you decide to book me you then need to pay a booking fee ($400) to lock in your date. As I only conduct one ceremony a day (this is quite different to most 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 the wedding where we will arrange to meet up again to start planning your ceremony along with taking care of your initial legal paperwork.
Once your ceremony is finalized we will then meet up one more time before the big day to take care of your final paperwork and walk through key ceremony moments. Often this will be somewhere like your lounge room or my home office (or at the venue if this is an option and subject to my availability) and will cover things like how we stand, what equipment we use and what you each say on the day.
On the day I’ll arrive around 45 minutes prior to your ceremony, set-up my equipment and be ready to officiate your ceremony. Post-ceremony I also take care of registering the marriage with Births, Deaths and Marriages and if required will help you order your Official Marriage Certificate (the one needed to change your name).
Rates for my wedding services start from $1,190 but vary depending on the date, time and location of your ceremony. Please contact me here for a specific price. My fee includes unlimited phone and email correspondence, as much (or as little) contact as you need in order to create your perfect ceremony, as well as the following: