When should I book the Celebrant?

 

  • Book as soon as you have decided on your date, time and venue.

  • Don't think you're getting ahead of yourselves as we can be fully booked months in advance.

How long does a ceremony last?

 

  • Depending on the content you chose it can take from 20-30 minutes.

Can we get married anywhere in Australia?

  • As an Authorised Marriage Celebrant I can perform wedding ceremonies anywhere in Australia.

Do you have any pre-marital courses?

  • Yes,I can provide you with a diagnostic tool to understand your thinking preferences. This is  a tool  that can help with the way that you both think and provide that level of understanding to support each other in the future, it does come at an additional coast to your profile and debrief.

I don’t know what I want for my ceremony?

  • My favourite part, I have lots of resources to provide you with ideas, so don't be concerned we'll work together to create your unique wedding ceremony.

If we want to elope, what do we need to do?

  • Not a problem, all you need is to complete the legal parts with me and have two people, who are eighteen years old or over to witness your wedding ceremony.

Where can I get married?

 

  • Anywhere! On a beach, in a park, on a boat in the harbour, in your back garden, in a barn on a property. It's your special day!

If we want to get married in a park or on a beach who do we need permission from?

 

  • Contact the local council in the area you want to get married to see if there are fees, restrictions or bookings required.

What do I do if I can’t find my original documents?

 

  • If you were born in Australia, you can obtain a copy of your birth certificate and if applicable, a death certificate of a former spouse from the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, in the state in which you were born. If divorced you can obtain a copy of your Divorce Order from the Family Law Court in the state in which your marriage was dissolved. If you were born overseas you can contact the countries embassy to seek advice.

Can we write our own vows?

 

  • Of course you can, however if you get stuck I can provide you with some alternatives.

  • Legally you will both need to say, “I call upon the people here present to witness that I (bride’s name/groom’s name), take you, (groom’s name/bride’s name) to be my wedded (husband/wife)” before you commence your own vows.

Do we have to memorise our vows?

 

  • Your choice, if you want to speak from the heart you can, or maybe you might choose to repeat your vows after me or simply read them from a card.

Can our children be part of the ceremony?

 

  • Definitely, my own children were involved in our wedding, it was amazing and they were very excited to be part of such a special day for all of us.

Can we get married straight away?

 

  • You will need to seek approval from your local court. It is called ‘Shortening of Time’

  • To have this authorised your reason must fall within one of these categories for it to be granted.

  • Employment related or other travel commitments

  • Wedding or celebration arrangements, or religious considerations.

  • Medical reasons.

  • Legal proceedings.

  • Error in giving notice.

My fiancé and I are of a different religions, can we include aspects of both religions into our ceremony?

Sure, I can include anything that you require,

  • religious vows

  • rituals

  • readings

  • poems

  • any other symbols you wish.

What does the Celebrant’s fee include?

  • The fee is inclusive of all the legal documentation before, during and after your wedding ceremony, all meetings, writing of your ceremony, a rehearsal, solemnizing your marriage on your wedding day, travel time, emails, Skype calls. I make myself available to you 24/7.

  • The minimum time spent from the first meeting to registering a marriage after the ceremony is 20hrs.