MARRIAGE CEREMONIES

Anyone in Australia is entitled to marry their significant other – as long as you are both consenting adults the world is your oyster!  My marriage ceremony package is pretty much limitless, contact me to find out how I can help you have the best day ever.

What I Provide:

  • Prior to booking: An obligation free meeting to make sure we are a match
  • Once booked: A second face to face meeting to plan your ceremony and lodge the NOIM
  • Unlimited phone and email contact
  • All resources you need to be inspired to write your own vows, include others in your ceremony etc
  • Vendor recommendations if needed
  • All legal forms provided and explained
  • A personally written ceremony that takes any form that you wish – no two ceremonies are exactly the same
  • A battery operated, portable and reliable PA system (MiPro MA-705)
  • A small, white table and two chairs if required (I recommend sourcing these through your venue or stylist for aesthetic continuity however)
  • Facilitation of your ceremony on the day – excellent times for all, guaranteed!
  • Online registration of your marriage and application of your registered certificate on your behalf – making the entire process smooth and hassle free for you both

FEES: START AT $956 

 

ELOPEMENTS

Sometimes it’s easier to go it on your own.   An elopement is still a legally registered wedding, and as such I still require the appropriate documents and paperwork, but there is no need to plan an elaborate ceremony when short and simple is all you desire.  I have two elopement packages available, depending on exactly how simple you want to go:

PACKAGE ONE: NO FRILLS, JUST THE LEGAL THRILLS

This package is as simple as it gets – all we need is you two, two witnesses and moi! If simple and stress free is your thing I can highly recommend this option.

What happens:

  • You submit your Notice of Intended Marriage – either face to face with me or by filling it in yourselves, getting it witnessed by an appropriate authority and then scanning and emailing me a copy.  I would then collect the original off you at our elopement so that I am able to legally register the marriage
  • We lock in an evening to meet once the minimum one months waiting period has lapsed – I reserve us a green velvet booth in Redfern’s awesome little pocket bar – GUNTHER’S DINING ROOM (AKA G.D.R)
  • You bring your two witnesses, we say the minimum legal wording/sign all the paperwork
  • VOILA!  You’re legally, officially, super duper married!  We crack open some bubbles and you get to have an awesome evening out as a newlywed couple.  Simples.
  • I registered your marriage online and apply for your registered marriage certificate at the same time

Please note:

  • Package only available Tues-Fri and Sunday evenings from 5pm – 8pm
  • Witnesses must be over 18
  • A different time or location other than what is listed above is possible – contact me for more info

FEE: $406


PACKAGE TWO: SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE SUBSTANTIAL

For those who wish to include some key people in their day but still avoid the huge amount of planning that comes with organising a full-blown wedding, package two is for you.

What happens:

  • You submit your Notice of Intended Marriage – either face to face with me or by filling it in yourselves, getting it witnessed by an appropriate authority and then scanning and emailing me a copy.  I would then collect the original off you at our elopement so that I am able to legally register the marriage
  • You have your choice of venue anywhere in the Sydney Metro area
  • You can invite up to 20 guests
  • I provide you with example vows, vow writing tips and a simple ceremony script that can be personalised in subtle ways
  • We get together with your loved ones and I marry you however you wish – on a picnic blanket, in a big group hug with your guests, on a cliff top, sitting down to lunch or dinner.  Whatever low key way you choose to do this is alright with me
  • After the elopement I register your marriage online and apply for your registered marriage certificate at the same time

Please note:

  • This package is designed to be very simple and unlike a wedding as it would be commonly visualised
  •  Any wedding parties or additional guests over the 20 outlined above would need to be discussed with me at time of booking

FEE: $606

 

OTHER SERVICES

Life is chaotic, wondrous and all too short.  As such, I think all major milestones are worth definitely worth celebrating.  (Huge on birthdays in my house here FYI, HUGE)

While an authorised celebrant isn’t actually necessary for non-legal ceremonies, leaving the commemoration of an important life event in the hands of a professional “celebrator” (yes, that is what I am, it is as excellent as it sounds) can leave you to relax and enjoy the moment.

Extra services provided:

  • Baby Namings
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Commitment Ceremonies

No legal requirements for the above but lots of scope for creativity and meaning!

FEES: POA

Contact me with your celebration, date and venue and I will provide a full and reasonable quote