FEES

MY FEES INCLUDE:

  • Unlimited access to all my ceremony resources.
  • This will enable us to design a truly unique ceremony together.
  • Completion and lodgement of all documentation.
  • I will guide you in the completion of all the legal paperwork, and then lodge the necessary documentation with the Registry of Birth, Deaths and Marriages.
  • Unlimited assistance.
  • As a full-time celebrant I am available any time you wish to discuss or go through any of your arrangements as often as you need to, by phone, email, or in person.
  • A Keepsake copy of your ceremony.
  • You will receive a presentation copy of your complete ceremony, (as you will probably not remember what you said on the day!).
  • I will also provide the readings and vows on cards, (one less thing for you to remember to bring).
  • PA System.
  • I use a quality sound system, so your ceremony will be heard by everyone. This includes an extra microphone for the readers. It also allows you to play all your ceremony music through the speakers.
  • A beautifully performed ceremony on the day.
  • I arrive at the venue well before the start time to ensure everything runs smoothly. My role is to guide and support you as a couple and to ensure your family and friends participate and enjoy the occasion.
  • An on-site rehearsal is included.
  • However in some cases a travel fee may apply.
  • Travel.
  • There is no travel charge to venues within a 40km radius from my home.
  • Signing table and cloth if required for those out of the way ceremony sites.
You may be wondering why there is a variation in the fees celebrants charge. The cheapest cost may not necessarily reflect ‘value for money’. When making your enquiry, make sure you ask what is included in that cost.

Planning a wedding can be expensive and the cost of the celebrant is probably one of the cheapest factors of the whole day, so make sure you choose the person you feel most comfortable and at ease with, you will be pleased you did.


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HELPFUL HINTS

To ensure your wedding day is as stress free as possible:

  • Make the time on the invitations at least 15 minutes earlier than the actual start time, as guests arriving late can often hold up the ceremony.
  • It is a good idea to have some seating, even a small amount, as parents and grand-parents may need to sit down. It also adds some structure, a path for the bridal party, and it seems to also help people see and hear better.
  • If your ceremony is in an unusual location, consider tying balloons en route, to make it easier for guests to locate.
  • Music before, during and after the ceremony creates a wonderful atmosphere. Consider having one person in charge – and ensure they know exactly when to fade in and out, and to make sure the volume is loud enough to be heard. Of course you may have ‘live music’, which is wonderful.
  • When choosing your location, keep the elements in mind. Make sure you have protection from strong winds, a searing sun, and ensure the bridal party is not looking directly into the sun. Market umbrellas, parasols, and fans may help. Remember also that at certain times of the year, flies can be a problem – particularly at beach weddings!
  • To ensure there is no last minute panic, it is a good idea to locate all documents needed, as soon as possible.


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