In the scheme of things a celebrant’s fee is one of the smaller items you will need to budget for. However, choosing the perfect celebrant for you is definitely one wedding decision that shouldn’t be based on price. You should feel comfortable with your celebrant, confident that he or she can communicate, listen and then deliver your perfect ceremony. Remember that most of the work a celebrant does is before the ceremony, the attendance on the day is generally the “tip of the iceberg”.

The $150 non-refundable booking fee is to be paid at the signing of the NOIM with John. This will also secure your booking date. Cash, cheque or direct deposit facilities are available (no EFTPOS). The deposit is non-refundable as it will cover any preparations John will have already made. The outstanding balance should be paid two days before the ceremony. John suggests a rehearsal at this time (included in the fees) which also provides you with an opportunity to complete the remaining paperwork and pay any outstanding fees.


  Basic Service

A simple service (registry style) with just the legal requirements)

Venue Service

A personalised service held at a recognised wedding venue which will supply  table, linens, PA system

Venue Plus Service

A personalised service held at a venue, park or home, where table, linens, PA etc are required

Deluxe Service

A personalised service with all the trimmings

including Handmade scrolls and Hard covered book of service presented!

Guests any number any number any number any number
Unlimited meetings, email or phone contact X X X X
Resources to make your special day, your way   X X X
Completion of the NOIM at least one month before or 18 months before service (Legal Requirement) X X X X
One rehearsal to be held at the site of the wedding   X X X
Lodgement of all Legal Documents with the BDM. X X X X
PA system (to play at the service only)     X X
Loan of signing table, two chairs and appropriate linen (white)     X X
Choice between 2 simple scripted services X      
Original personalised service designed by the couple with the celebrant   X X X
Presentation copy of the service – soft cover, black and white print X X X  
Presentation Commemorative copy of service – black hard cover binding, photo to compliment chosen flower       X
Presentation scrolls for vows – 210mm long, painted gold photo to compliment chosen flower       X
Use of Red Carpet (3.6m) – use at service only       X
COST (all costs include GST) 350 385 385 535