Frequently Asked Questions…
What is the minimum period of time I need to book in advance for your services?
As a legal requirement, a Notice of Intended Marriage (NIM) form must be given to your celebrant at least one month before the wedding, so this is generally the minimal timeframe to book. If there is less than one month left before your wedding, a prescribed authority may approve a shorter notice time in some limited circumstances. You can speak to me about this to find out what is required.
I usually recommend that you book no less than two months ahead, but preferably 3 to 6 months ahead to ensure my availability.
Can we adapt our vows in any way we like?
Almost, however it is compulsory to say formal vows such as ‘I call upon the people here present, to witness that I, John Smith, take you, Mary Jones, to be my lawful wedded wife’. Many people choose to add personalised vows expressing their feelings for their partner. I can draft your vows or help you to write your own.
How much does your service cost?
My standard fee is $600. This includes all consultations leading up to the wedding day, as well as my services on the day.
Logistically, what aspects of the ceremony do you organise on the day?
On the day, I will arrive and be set up early, and liaise with musicians, photographers and event staff so that you can relax and enjoy the lead-up. I also have speakers and an iPod if you choose not to have live music. After the ceremony, I will formally register your wedding.
Do you do other ceremonies, other than weddings?
Yes I do naming ceremonies for babies, and am also bi-lingual in French, should you need a bi-lingual wedding.
Are you available for weddings outside the Sydney region?
Mostly I just do weddings in Sydney, however if you are keen for my services in another region and are willing to cover my travel expenses, please make contact and we can chat about it.
Can you recommend a good photographer for our wedding?
Yes, I know a number of professional wedding photographers who provide a quality service for a range if different budgets. Please contact me and I will be happy to discuss this with you.