Questions Couples Have Asked
What steps do we have to take to get married?
You must lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage (NoIM) with your celebrant at least one month & one day prior to the ceremony.
What paperwork do we have to produce?
The celebrant will need to sight your birth certificates and in the case that either of you have been married before, your certificate of divorce or death certificate. These must be originals – photo copies are not acceptable.
Can we write our own vows?
Yes. Some couples like to do this while others choose from the wedding guide I will provide you with. Either way. I will work with you to ensure the ceremony is exactly the way you want it.
How long does a ceremony last?
That depends on you. Most ceremonies with 2 or 3 readings last for between 20 minutes & half an hour.
Do we have to memorise our vows?
No, not unless you want to. You may choose to repeat your vows after me or read them from a card that I will provide.
What time will the Celebrant arrive?
I will always arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the ceremony to ensure everything is ready.
Can we involve our parents?
Yes. It is still a popular and lovely tradition for the bride to be given away by her Dad &/or Mum. I also like to include section in the ceremony where I acknowledge both sets of parents by asking them if they give their love and blessings to you both.
We want to get married in a park do we need permission?
Yes. It is best to contact the local council in the area you want to get married.
We have children, can they be part of the ceremony?
Yes. There are some lovely ways in making children feel special and involved on this important day.
Do you travel to officiate at weddings?
While I am live in Southern Sydney, I happily travel to not only all parts of the greater Sydney area but also anywhere in NSW including the Southern Highlands & the Hunter Valley.
Do you perform weddings on any day of the week?
Yes, including public holidays.
Where do you perform ceremonies?
At any suitable location with Australia
What does the celebrant’s fees include?
The fee is inclusive of all documentation, writing your personal ceremony, a rehearsal should you require one, solemnising your marriage, the use of my signing table, cloth & chair & PA system. I will also give you a presentation booklet of your ceremony & magnetised photo of your special day.
Can you offer references from couples?
Yes, please visit the Testimonial page of this web site.
How would we benefit from choosing you as our celebrant?
My commitment to you as your celebrant is that with my professional, personal & friendly approach your ceremony will be exactly the way you imagine it to be – a treasured memory for the rest of your lives.
From our first meeting until your wedding day we will work together to ensure that your marriage ceremony is exactly the one you dreamed of.
I will ensure all legal obligations are met from the lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage (NIM) to the registration of your marriage immediately after the ceremony
On the day I sill ensure everyone feels involved and knows what is expected from them. This includes you, the bride & groom, your witnesses, your parents, those presenting a reading or looking after the music.
How soon should we book our celebrant?
Bookings are taken up to 18 months in advance, so contact me as soon as you are ready to arrange an obligation free meeting to discuss your wedding plans.
How can we contact you?