Below are answers to some frequently asked questions from couples.
if you have any other questions feel free to contact me
When should we book our Celebrant?
Once you have chosen your wedding date and locked in your venue, you should book your Celebrant.
How do we secure you as our celebrant?
To save your date, time and location I require a non-refundable booking fee. The balance of the fee is due 2 weeks prior to your wedding day.
How long does a ceremony go for?
On average a wedding ceremony takes around 20 - 30 minutes, however this varies depending on ceremony elements such as family involvement, readings etc.
Do we need to write our own vows?
There is no requirement for you to write your own vows, however if you wish to say a personal vow, I can share with you a selection of vows that you can use or provide guidance to write them from scratch.
Do you know any amazing vendors that can help with our wedding day?
I sure do. Having been a Celebrant for a good while now, I know heaps of top notch vendors that can help make your day amazing. Just ask.
In Australia you must be over 18 to get married, not related (in a way that makes it an invalid marriage), not already married to each other or someone else, and are totally consenting to the marriage.
A Notice of Intended Marriage must be lodged with your Celebrant a minimum of one month prior to the date of your wedding. This is valid for eighteen months.
You need two witnesses who are eighteen years of age or over to be present at the ceremony. They can be anyone. Randoms are fine!
Documents required when lodging a Notice of Intended Marriage:
o Original Birth Certificate or Passport. Passports can be expired but not cancelled.
o Divorce or Death Certificate. If you are divorced or widowed you must provide proof of how your previous marriage ended.
NB: All documents in a foreign language must be translated into English by an approved translator.