Weddings

Planning your Ceremony

Planning your ceremony is fairly simple.  Here is what I offer to you, if you choose me as your Wedding Celebrant.

Firstly, Connect with Me

I am contactable via email or call 0438 003 737.  I am available for a no obligation initial chat so we can get to know each other. I’ll ask you some simple questions about your ceremony dreams, like are you having your wedding on a beach, in the bush, in the gardens, or at a venue? We can then set up a mutually convenience time to keep moving forward with a more informed meet and greet.

Meet & Greet

We can meet at a mutually convenient location – I’ll even shout the wine or coffee! We’ll discuss your ideas, what’s important to you and start to lay out the elements for the ceremony together.  I’m can even help with other suppliers (florists, photographers, DJ’s, venues).  Gather all your questions, I will try and answer them all.

Necessary Legals

I’ll explain to you the Legal requirements in accordance with the Marriage Act with getting married and how your ceremony will flow, and any beneficial tips for the day. I’ll also help you with the completion of the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form which must be completed between 18 months and no less than one month before your desired Wedding Day.

Rehearsal Time

Once I have written your personalised ceremony, I will forward you a copy of your ceremony via email to read, then we can discuss any amendments required. Usually the week of your ceremony, we’ll meet for a rehearsal (make sure you book a mutual time with the Event Manger too).  It is best if everyone involved in your ceremony attends the rehearsal. At the rehearsal we will sign the Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage (DNLI) document. 

Wedding Day

It’s finally here! On the day of your ceremony, I will arrive at the location at least 45 minutes before you walk down the aisle!  I will set up my PA system, connect with the Event Manager, and touch base and calm anyone involved in your ceremony, all before you are ready to say ‘I Do’. 

All-important Signing of the Documents

During the ceremony, the legal marriage documents are signed by you, your two witnesses (must be 18+) and myself.  The Certificate of Marriage is then all yours, before you head back down the aisle as Newlyweds. I will then register your marriage online with Births Deaths & Marriages (BDM).

Official Marriage Certificate

If you are planning on Changing your Name or need proof of Marriage, I can apply for your Official Marriage Certificate from BDM at the same time I lodge your wedding online.  I can organise this for you for an extra $50 and it can take up to 6 weeks to arrive via registered post.

My Gift to You

As a little complimentary gift from me to you, I will provide you with a beautifully printed bound copy of your Wedding Ceremony, including your personal vows.

What I Offer

Full Wedding Ceremony

For couples celebrating their wedding ceremony with a bridal party and guests.

Wedding Package Includes:

  • All Meetings, phone calls and email communication
  • Completion of all legal paperwork including (NOIM)(DNLI)
  • Creating your personalised ceremony, assistance with choosing readings and vows
  • Mipro PA system with microphone offering exceptional sound quality
  • A rehearsal the week prior to the ceremony
  • Professional delivery of an awesome personalised ceremony
  • Binded copy of your ceremony
  • Printed vow cards (if required)
  • Registering your Marriage online with BDM
  • Option to order your Registered Marriage Certificate from BDM ($45)

  

Legals Only Ceremony

For couples privately celebrating their ‘legal only’ wedding ceremony (must have two witnesses).

Wedding Package Includes:

  • All Meetings, phone calls and email communication
  • Completion of all legal paperwork including (NOIM)(DNLI)
  • Creating your Legal ceremony and assist you with personal vows
  • Professional delivery of an awesome personal ceremony
  • Binded copy of your ceremony
  • Printed vow cards (if required)
  • Registering your Marriage online with BDM
  • Option to order your Registered Marriage Certificate from BDM ($45)

 

*Prices excludes travel costs to locations 100km or further from Edithvale, Victoria. Ritual options available – any props to be provided by couple.  Couple to provide signing table and chairs. Quotes are based on distance and peak times.  Price excludes ordering your Official Marriage Certificate from BDM.  Subject to change