I love creating ceremonies that are warm, personal, relaxed and fun. Ceremonies that celebrate ‘you’. And, I am so thrilled that the laws have finally changed.
Now that the laws have changed, I am planing my own wedding for April 2018……
When I meet with couples I discuss their needs and show them samples of ceremonies that I have created. This gives them an idea of the options available to them so they are fully informed of what can be included in a ceremony. What I’ve come to learn is that one of the major reasons couples decide on a celebrant for their wedding ceremony is so that they have choices. I help couples create ceremonies that are indicative of their relationship, and spend time with them having fun putting together their ceremony. I keep the process relaxed, fun and professional.
By investing in a personalised customised process you will have the best possible marriage ceremony based on your needs and requirements and will be enjoyed by yourselves and every guest. (See the many testimonials from my clients)
On average – I spend at least 20 hours on each wedding and my fee is around $1500. If you want a professional service – you usually expect to pay a professional fee.
Of course I am happy to try and work within your budget – so if you are getting married 5 minutes from me – or want to get married at my place – then I could offer you a discount. Other reasons for discounts are weekdays or off-season, or perhaps 5 people in your back yard…. Talk to me…..
Please remember a professional fee represents a professional service. Don’t let price be your only consideration. Over 21 years of experience goes a long way to ensuring your ceremony is fabulous (for all the right reasons).
I am very proud to say that I also have full Accreditation from the ABS – which is quite rare for a Celebrant.
The words used in a ceremony should be special to you and consequently I encourage everyone to have as much personal input as possible. I encourage couples to have an introduction that is centered around their values and beliefs. This can be done with the help of completing a simple questionnaire that I prepare for the couple – but does require a bit of homework from the couple to ensure the ceremony is authentic.
Nothing personalises a wedding ceremony more than an introduction that tells the story of the couple meeting, developing their relationship and deciding to get married. This introduction can relate why the couple love each other, tell their family and friends what they mean to them and state the couple’s vision for their future together. Writing this introduction is a creative, demanding and sometimes time-consuming task. The couple may do it themselves, but often I write it and the couple then make any changes.
I make this process as simple and relaxed as possible. So on the day you can relax and take it all in – knowing you have someone professional and organised to present it on the day. I am happy to handle the music for you if you choose CD’s – I will legally purchase the songs and then burn the songs to CD to ensure they work on my PA. One less job for you to worry about.
Today we see people coming together to marry – be it young singles, to blended families, to the more senior people deciding to marry. Whatever your circumstance I would love the opportunity to help create a ceremony for your very special day. If you have children I would always encourage you to incorporate them into the ceremony. This is a very special time for them also, and how good would it be for them to feel a part of this day.
I have many resources available to help you create your own ceremony and I am more than happy to spend time giving you any assistance required to complete the wording. My fee includes unlimited consultations with you to ensure that you are given the time necessary to fulfill all your needs.