SERVICES – BOOKING PROCESS
WEDDINGS – SAME SEX MARRIAGES – RENEWAL OF VOWS – BABY NAMINGS
I will work closely with you to prepare a ceremony that reflects your loving feelings for each other.
If you have children, I believe that they should be included in the ceremony as much as possible to make them feel special and part of the ceremony. I can write a ceremony which acknowledges the children and the coming together of all involved as a family.
On confirming a booking, I will email to you a selection of vows and verses, poems, readings, rituals to read through, some of which you may choose to use, or alternatively you may want me to incorporate vows or readings that you have written yourselves. The ceremony should incorporate your feelings you have for each other. I will help you make your ceremony unique to you by personalising it with your story.
I will also draft a ceremony for you from what you tell me you want in a ceremony to make it easier for you to put together a ceremony script. Which can then be changed around to suit your needs and wants. This takes the stress off you as a couple putting a ceremony together. Your own ideas and vows can be also added to the ceremony, after all it is your wedding and your ceremony.
Once we have agreed on a time, date and venue and you have given me the honour of being your Celebrant.
A $200 deposit is required . This covers my time, expenses and confirms that booking date for you. This amount is non-refundable, the balance owing is payable no later than 2 weeks before the wedding date. Payment can be made via direct debit into my account.
– Please be aware that should you change your date, venue or time and I am unable to perform your ceremony the deposit is still non-refundable. As I have committed myself to that time for you and will be unable to re-book.
I am sure you understand that I am a professional celebrant and as such my services and experience is a valuable part of your day.
A free non-obligational meeting to discuss your plans.
We can meet at my office or a mutually suitable place, or this can be done by phone, email, facetime/skype
Once a confirmed booking is made, I will confirm every process via email, with a commitment to get back to you within 24 hrs.
Portable wireless PA system
I have one that is completely portable and can be used at any location, no power is required. It is a Portable 60W wireless PA system which is essential for over 50 guests.
Wireless headset and a wireless handheld microphone for Bride and Groom if necessary
Rituals: Candle Ceremony, Sand Ceremony, Rose Ceremony, Stone Ceremony, Hand Clasping and any other ethnic rituals of your choice can be incorporated into the ceremony if you wish.
Advice and support
Advice and support throughout the process to make it a pleasurable, stress free experience; (including guidance in completion of BDM form for Application for Marriage Certificate) or if you wish I can do this for you.
Playing your music
Playing your music at the ceremony, no problem. You can use my PA system to do this. Just download your music onto an iphone, USB, CD etc and it can be played through my system at any location.
Suggestions on ways to include children and step children in your Ceremony so that they feel special;
I confirm details by email at each stage during the preparation of your Ceremony, so that nothing is left in doubt;
Draft Ceremony for your perusal.
Two months before the ceremony date. I will email you a Draft Ceremony for your thoughts. It is your ceremony and you can change it or add to it in anyway you want. This takes the stress of the couple having to put together a ceremony.
Rehearsals at a mutually convenient location within a reasonable distance;
Signing table, tablecloth, chairs, decorations (if required)
I am well dressed to compliment the Bridal Party. I take pride in what I wear to your wedding, after all I am in some of the photos.
A guarantee to be at the ceremony venue 40 mins before the agreed starting time of the ceremony ceremony to greet your guests as they arrive and make sure all is ready. I only perform one ceremony on the day, so you have my full commitment and attention.
Renewal of Vows
These ceremonies are becoming very popular and they are for any married couple that wish to celebrate renewing their marriage vows in a unique and personal ceremony. It is also called re-affirmation of vows.
Often these ceremonies are associated with a special wedding anniversary, but the ceremony is just as appropriate for couples at any stage of marriage. It is sometimes particularly relevant to those who have been through a period which put a strain on their relationship, but who wish to celebrate their renewed commitment to each other. Or where you were not able to have the ceremony of your choice on your wedding day.
Same Sex Marriage
I am so pleased that Same Sex Marriage is now law in Australia. Please contact me to discuss your wedding plans an let me help you create the wedding ceremony you have been looking forward to for so long.