Congratulations on your decision to marry. The next stage of your journey through life, is very exciting. The planning of your wedding can be stressful at times but don’t forget the joy and great fun you will have in planning it!
To start your planning, remember that marriage celebrants book out as quickly as the venues do, so don’t leave it until the last minute to look for one.
Celebrants all have different styles and senses of humour, we have different dress codes and supply different things as part of our packages. You need to be completely comfortable with the person who is the third most important part of your day (after the two of you, of course). You need to be happy that the Celebrant will ensure that the two of you are the focus of the service and that the Celebrant will not take centre stage.
For those reasons, I am more than happy for you to meet with me, obligation free, so that you can decide whether I am the right person for you…
Once you have decided to use my services, we will need to complete the Nomination of Intention to Marry (NOIM). That involves identifying you through the use of Birth Certificates, Passports, Drivers licences, Divorce Certificates and Death Certificates (if applicable). I require a $150 non-refundable booking fee to ensure that the date is booked for you.
At our first meeting, I will give you a questionnaire that covers your relationship and will give me the basis to begin designing your service. Please bring along any ideas that you might wish to include. I am happy to include readings, poetry and rituals such as handfasting, sand ceremonies, ring warming etc.
After the first meeting, I will email you a draft copy of a service that I will have put together for you. I am happy for you to edit this service as many times as you wish and email them back to me. At subsequent meetings we will then go over the service we have designed to ensure that we have covered all those things that are important to you.
I am available by email at any time or by text, mobile or home phone between 9am – 9pm any day of the week. I also have Skype facilities. You will find the contact details here