I would be delighted to work with you to help create a unique ceremony that will enhance your special day. Weddings are a time filled with mixed emotions; they can become stressful at times when you are trying to make all your plans fit together for that one perfect day.
I can guide you to create a moment in time that will be with you forever, as a happy and joyous occasion for you, your family and friends. I believe ceremonies should always reflect your personality, and the role of your celebrant is to ensure your expectations are fulfilled. I can provide you with the inspiration to create a beautiful day.
There are many options available for you to choose from poetry to readings, or you can write your own words making your event a truly personal one.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you to help create the wedding of your dreams.
How I Will Help You: • I will work with you to design and carry through all your wishes for the special day. • I will prepare and lodge all relevant paperwork and ensure compliance with legal requirements • I will meet with you both as often as required to ensure every detail is covered and you are at ease • I will conduct your ceremony at your chosen location • I will provide you with a vast array of resources to help you structure your ceremony
Wedding Legal Steps Involved: Step One: • At our first informal meeting we will discuss the type of ceremony you want. There is absolutely no cost for this initial meeting but I will explain what costs there are. You get a chance to meet me and decide if you want to proceed. I will leave you a list of what you will need for our next meeting (birth certificates etc).
Step Two: • We will meet again and complete the first set of forms which are the ‘Notice of intended Marriage’ – note: this must be done at least one month and one day prior to the ceremony. • I will provide you with Form 14A ‘Happily Ever….Before and after’. • I will view and confirm that all your documents are completed as required. • I will leave you with some ideas on format and content for your ceremony. • A deposit of $100 will be required at this meeting. Note: the deposit is non refundable if you cancel.
Step Three: • We will meet again and work on a draft ceremony, with all the points that you want included. Eg: readings, poems, candles, songs, etc. By the end of this meeting we should have a draft ceremony completed.
Step Four: • I will document fully the agreed ceremony and provide you with a copy for you to check and peruse at your leisure and you can advise me of any changes after you have read it thoroughly. • During this time, you may wish to contact me by phone: 0407 878 238 or email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Step Five: • I recommend a week prior to the wedding that we have a rehearsal. This is the best time to rectify any problems with the ceremony content. Any changes need to be made at this time. • At the rehearsal Form 14 ‘Declarations’ need to be completed by both parties to the marriage. • The final balance is due at the rehearsal.
Step Six: • On the Wedding Day, I will be at the venue 1 Hour prior to the ceremony to ensure that all preparations are complete. • Directly following the ceremony 3 Marriage Certificates need to be signed by the couple, their witnesses and celebrant. • The couple need to have two witnesses over the age of 18 years organised to witness the marriage and sign their paperwork.
Step Seven: • I will complete and forward all legal documentation to the appropriate authorities within 14 days of the Ceremony. • I will forward you a Feedback Sheet – If you would kindly complete the form and return it to me. This will provide me with feedback to improve my service to the community;