I offer unlimited contact either in person or via phone, email, Facebook (including Messenger video chat) or Skype. I am committed to ensuring you’re happy with your planned ceremony so that it is one that you, your family and friends will be able to celebrate both on the day and in the years ahead.
My wedding information pack explains all your wedding legal requirements and gives you lots of options for your ceremony. I also prepare and lodge all legal documents on your behalf with the Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages in the State or Territory in which you are married. For marriages occurring in NSW, I lodge all legal documents online which speeds up the registration process for you.
I recommend having a rehearsal for my “Love Is In the Air” wedding” package to familiarise you with the ceremony positions, practise the processional with accompanying music and guide you through any other chosen complementary ceremonies. If you’re having a bridal party, it’s a great opportunity to bring them along too as well as the person responsible for playing your ceremony music through my PA.
For those choosing my “Elopement” or “Short & Sweet” wedding packages, I will step you through everything you need to know prior to your wedding day so that you are familiar with how everything will unfold. If you wish to have a rehearsal for either of these options, this can definitely be arranged. If you choose to have this at your venue or elsewhere, a $45 fee will apply (plus travel costs if applicable.) Alternatively, you are welcome to come to my home for a rehearsal at no extra charge.
I provide the option of around 30 complementary ceremonies such as a ~ Handfasting Ceremony ~ Tree Planting Ceremony ~ Sand Ceremony ~ Wine Ceremony ~ Rose Ceremony or ~ Love Lock Ceremony. The ideas are limitless and I’m happy to help you celebrate your day in an individual way which reflects your wishes and symbolises something that is important to you.
Each of my ceremonies is individually written to reflect each client. I definitely don’t just change the names! I can supply a Personalised Ceremony Introduction and Vows (where applicable) capturing your partnership, your milestones, your memories and your dreams for the future. In addition, a Comprehensive Selection of Readings and Song Choices is available for you to use if you wish. I will also send you a Draft Copy of Your Ceremony for review and you’re welcome to make any changes to this so that you ensure you’re perfectly happy with everything in it.
My Roland PA system is high quality with a great sound. It has iPod/iPad/mobile phone connectivity and is provided at no extra charge (unless you choose my “Short & Sweet” package and invite over 10 guests to your ceremony.) This ensures that everyone is able to participate fully in the occasion and your chosen music can be heard.
I will arrive around 45 minutes prior to your ceremony in order to set up my PA and marriage documents, check that everything we have arranged is in place, confirm final details with the participants and liaise with other suppliers such as your photographer, venue co-ordinator etc.
As well as supplying the three Certificates of Marriage that I am legally required to provide on your wedding day (one of these is your couple’s certificate which I will leave with you on the day), if your marriage occurs in NSW I can also order online on your behalf two other certificates from Births Deaths & Marriages. One is your official certificate which proves you’re legally married (this is the one you’ll need if you decide to change your name after marriage) and the other is your choice of a commemorative (decorative) certificate. I can purchase one or both of these (if you wish) at the same price that it would cost you if you were to do it yourself at a later time. Further information on this topic can be found on this blog post.
If you marry in another state of Australia and would like to purchase an official Certificate of Marriage, you can obtain this through the relevant registering authority for your marriage. I will discuss this with you when we meet.