Congratulations, you’ve decided to be married!
I’m sure there are so many thoughts and ideas running through your heads at the moment. Relax … that’s where I come in. My wish is to alleviate any indecision or nerves associated with planning your special day.
Your main priorities should be booking your Marriage Celebrant and the venues for your Wedding Ceremony and Reception.
I would be delighted to be your Marriage Celebrant. I can provide you with the inspiration to create a beautiful day with many options to choose from. I’m here for you in helping to create your heartfelt, unique and personalised ceremony and to guide you to create a moment in time that will forever be a memory of a happy and joyous occasion for you, your family and your friends.
I’m not one to be too formal and starchy. I like to make you, and everyone witnessing your marriage, feel relaxed and happy. I believe ceremonies should reflect your personalities and your relationship. My role is to ensure you get exactly what you want on your special day, or assist you if you’re uncertain of what that may be.
With no obligation at all, I’d much prefer us to meet each other face-to-face; either in your home, my home or a nice little cafe somewhere in between. You can then get a feel for whether I am the right Celebrant for you and I get to know you as a couple and the day you have envisaged for your wedding. We can work together to highlight your life together so far. I like to add bits and pieces of humorous stories about how you met, likes and dislikes, your visions for your future together, and of course special mentions of those close to you.
Questions I will ask are:
- Do you have a firm date?
- Have you booked your venue yet?
- If outdoors, do you have a contingency plan for bad weather?
- Will you have bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, page boys etc?
- Who will give you away?
- Will you be exchanging rings?
- Would you like a friend or family to do a Reading or recite a poem or say a blessing or prayer?
- What have you imagined your day will look like?
- Will you be exchanging personal vows?
- Have you decided on live or pre-recorded music?
Then I will guide you through the paperwork needed to make your ceremony a legal one. Initially we need to complete a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form at least 1 calendar month prior to your proposed ceremony and no longer than 18 months. You will need to bring to our first meeting your original Birth Certificate and/or Passport and photo identification, e.g., Driver’s Licence. If you have previously been married, you’ll also need to provide your original Divorce papers or a Death Certificate.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me to see if I’m the right fit for you!