What is your role as a celebrant?
First and foremost, my role is to get you hitched! I create your ideal ceremony for you and your lover, with your input of course. Sorry, but there is a teeny bit of homework. But it's fun!
It's my job to help set the vibe for the day by helping you and your guests to relax, have fun and hopefully get involved in all the love, laughter and tears.
Lastly, I lodge all the legal paperwork to ensure your marriage is registered with Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Do I have to write my own vows?
Absolutely not! There are legal vows which must be included, to which I will write and give to you on the day. But ideally, the rest is up to you. You could have the legals only, something more traditional, or go nuts and write your own.
How long does the ceremony take?
Your ceremony should take as long as it takes. Everyone’s different, so, your ceremony, your call. As a rough guide, most of my ceremonies are typically between 15-30 minutes.
What do I need on the day to make it legal?
In order to make your wedding legal in the eyes of the law, you need:
A qualified and currently registered celebrant. Hopefully that's me :)
You and your partner (both parties must be legally single). And two witnesses who are over the age of 18, that's it!
Your wedding day can be as simple or as meticulously planned as you desire. But those are the bare bones of it.
Can we have a rehearsal?
The short answer is yes, if you must! lol
I'm sure you have attended your share of weddings to know what goes on. Therefore, I don't tend to do many rehearsals these days. But if you would like a rehearsal to calm your nerves, we can discuss this. At the end of the day, I work for you. It is however a good idea to have a last catch up before the wedding day to go through the ins and outs of what will happen, where to stand and what to do once we are finished. This can be done in person or via phone.
Will you travel for our wedding?
HELL YES! I love a good location wedding.
What's your cost?
Each wedding is different, so depending on your circumstances, what type of ceremony you are after, your location, the date etc - I will give you a quote at the time of enquiry. I do not charge travel for anything within 100km round trip from my house. Anything outside of this, I do charge $1 per km.