Wedding Ceremonies

 
As a couple you are unique, you have different needs, different wishes, different visions and ideas about what your perfect wedding would be.  I'm definitely not going to ignore that wonderful fact so I offer a number of different ceremony packages, each of which provides the same high quality, the same personal service, the same level of creativity, and the same care in the preparation of your ceremony. You'll also get lots of inclusions and freebies. The difference in the fee I charge for different packages reflects the following:
  • type/complexity of the ceremony, including number of guests and size of bridal party because more of either adds complexity and requires more time in preparation of the ceremony
  • time required to develop the ceremony
  • whether a rehearsal is required
  • the day of the week on which the ceremony is held
  • the location of the ceremony
  • how much equipment is needed

I offer two broad types of wedding ceremony

  • Couture (custom-created) with different price points for three different packages
  • Warm and Wonderful (Simple but meaningful Registry-Office Style Ceremonies)

All wedding packages include:

  • Supply, Completion, and Lodging of all legal paperwork
    • Notice of Intended Marriage
    • Declarations of No Legal Impediment
    • Official Certificate and Marriage Register
    • Presentation Certificate laser-printed in an elegant  font
    • Sighting and noting details of your ID documents
    • Forwarding of your marriage papers to Births, Deaths, and Marriages for registration of your marriage
  • A copy of
    • my guide to your rights and obligations
    • my guide to having a glitch-free, stress-free wedding
    • my guide to thinking outside the box in order to have a ceremony that is perfect for you
    • a workbook version of one of my best-selling books on writing vows
  • As much help as you wish with writing your own vows (and trust me, using my methodology makes it a breeze - no need to spend hours googling to find inspiration!
  • Relationship information, including the Happily Ever Before and After.... leaflet
  • Development, creation, and officiating of a one-of-a-kind ceremony of meaning, substance and beauty, carefully planned and choreographed to ensure that the photos are fantastic
  • Ensuring that your ceremony complies with all legal requirements
  • Accepting and responding to an unlimited number of emails, texts, and calls from you.
  • Liaising with your official photographer, videographer, musicians and/or DJ
  • Travel to your venue within 50 km from my office in Kenmore (above this excess travel fees apply)
  • A high quality portable PA system (for my use)

Couture (Custom-created/Bespoke) Ceremony Packages

 
A couture wedding ceremony can be a traditional wedding, a contemporary wedding, a theme wedding or whatever you wish it to be. The choice is yours. The ceremony is custom-created just for you. And it is all about you.  In addition to all the standard inclusions, Couture Ceremony packages also include:
  • Access to a rich source of information, tips and hints in the password protected area of my website
  • An information gathering process that involves completing detailed questionnaires, allowing you to give me all the rich details of your relationship together with your wishes for your ceremony
  • Completely personal, one-of-a-kind ceremony
  • Copy of ceremony script plus bound reading copy of personal vows (if required)
  • Rehearsal – full caste at venue of Couture Wedding Ceremony, couple only at my office for Simpler and Intimate Couture Ceremonies

Couture Wedding Ceremony

$750 ($695 Mon-Thurs)

A Couture Ceremony is a richly symbolic ceremony, which includes family, friends, a professionally choreographed processional, and can include rituals (optional) and/or readings (optional). It can also be as simple as you wish, without compromising on how personal it is. It is the ceremony of choice if you plan to have a significant number of guests and a large bridal party and/or rituals that need a rehearsal. It is also the ceremony of choice if you wish to be celebrate your heritage by having a contemporary wedding in the Scottish Tradition

Simpler Couture Wedding Ceremony

$675 ($620 Mon-Thurs)

Where you want a simpler wedding, with a small bridal party, uncomplicated processional (or no processional), and only simple rituals requiring no rehearsal, a Simpler Couture Wedding may be appropriate.

Intimate Couture Wedding Ceremony

$600 ($545 Mon-Thurs)

Bigger isn't always better, but it always costs more.  Keeping your wedding small and intimate also focuses the ceremony on your vows, and allows you to spend quality time with each of your guests. If you wish to have a very private wedding (perhaps because you are eloping) the most private of wedding ceremonies legally possible in Australia is just the two of you, the celebrant and your two legal witnesses. 

Warm and Wonderful Wedding Ceremony Package
$475 ($425 Mon-Thurs)

A Simple and Meaningful  Alternative to the Registry Office

 
One of my Warm and Wonderful weddings is NOT a generic registry office style wedding (one-size fits all, slot name in here). Rather it is a more personal alternative to a registry office ceremony. Where you would like a ceremony that is warm, friendly and personal in its delivery, that includes personal input from you (but does not require you to do a huge amount of "homework"), acknowledges your family and friends and gives you choice of the vows you will exchange, but which is as simple and easy for you to arrange as a wedding at the registry office, a Warm and Wonderful  ceremony is a viable, and more economical option. Within this package you can choose the style and tone of the ceremony, or even opt for a Married-in-a-Minute TM  Legals Only ceremony. These ceremonies are definitely not a cold and efficient signing of the papers. In Australia you cannot have a "paperwork only" wedding as, legally, certain words have to be spoken.
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