How soon should we contact you before our wedding?
I am legally required to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage at least one month but not more that 18 months before the wedding, so we need to meet up within this time - I will normally complete this form when we meet up to design your ceremony. So saying, if you want me for your wedding you should contact me as soon as you know your dates. I can book you in and once you have paid your deposit the day is yours.
What if we can't wait a month for our wedding?
There are some exceptional circumstances when a “shortening of time” can be organised. If this is you contact me as soon as possible and we can discuss your situation and if you meet the criteria. I will be able to assist you with the paperwork and what you need to do.
Do we have to book if we have a meeting with you?
Definitely not, in fact I highly recommend that you meet a range of celebrants, as I truly believe your day should reflect your personalities, and this can only be achieved by making sure that your celebrant is someone with whom you feel fully comfortable.
How do we know you will design a ceremony that is 'us'?
Do we have to have a rehearsal?
A rehearsal either at the venue, at your home or mine is a really good idea.
Do you charge more if we want a rehearsal?
No, the rehearsal fee is covered by my fee.
What time do you get to the venue before the cermony?
I like to get to the ceremony at least 30 minutes to one hour before the start time on your invitations.
What will you wear to our cermony?
Generally l will wear a dress or skirt and top that complements your colour scheme, if you have a themed wedding, I am happy to discuss dressing in costume, although there may be an additional fee for this.
What do we do if things don't go to plan on the day?
Do you do more than one cermony per day?
Are you a Registered and Authorised celebrant?
Yes, I am authorised by the Attorney-General’s Department. You can confirm this by checking out their website.
Are there any standards or guidelines you need to follow?
Absolutely! As marriage is a serious and legal binding affair, all celebrants must comply with the requirements of the Marriage Act (1961) and abide by the Celebrant Code of Practice.