Your wedding can be on a beach, in a park, in your backyard, on a sporting oval, in a pub... your choice. Once you have decided on the date and location, it's time to book your Celebrant! This is where I come in...
A key part of my job as your Celebrant is to make sure that all of the legal documents are completed accurately and on time. When we have our first meeting I will explain the process and answer any questions. NB: you must complete the Notice of Intended Marriage at least 30 days (and no longer than 18 months) before your wedding. As your Celebrant I will assist you in completing and lodging this form.
We can meet over a coffee and if you think that I am the Celebrant for you, I will send you some further information and ask you to provide me the details I need to fill in your paperwork. We will meet again shortly after to sign the Notice of Intended Marriage (I will need to sight ID at this time). At that meeting you pay a non-refundable booking fee to secure the date.
it's all about you...
I will have a chat with you about you and your journey as a couple and if you have selected the Classic package I will also ask you both to complete a questionnaire. Once I have received your responses to the questionnaire I will draft your unique ceremony, which I will tailor specifically for you. Within a few weeks I will send you a draft of your ceremony to review and sign off.
I recommend a rehearsal a week or two before the ceremony where we can go through the logistics and make sure that everyone knows what to expect on the day.
At the rehearsal you will both sign the Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage.
on the day
I will arrive approximately an hour before the start of the ceremony. I provide access to my PA (a quality Bose system) to which you can stream your chosen songs via Bluetooth. I provide all of the paperwork required. At the ceremony you and your two witnesses will sign 2 copies of the marriage certificate plus the "commemorative" certificate.