So the question was asked, a ‘yes’ was given and now you’re both actually getting married! It can be little daunting, but it doesn’t have to be... I’m here to put you at ease and guide you down the path.
Here is an overview of how it all works with me as your celebrant...
Step 1. Let’s Chat – a quick call gives me an idea of your dream day, and you the chance to find out more detail about my service. Then you can decide if we’re a good match and you’d like to lock me in for your date.
Step 2. Payment of the 50% booking fee confirms your booking and we can start ticking off the legal requirements and crafting a beautiful ceremony.
Step 3. Lodgment of the Notice of Intended Marriage Form. I will need to sight your original birth certificates OR your passports and if you have been married before, I’ll also need to sight the relevant divorce or death certificates.
Step 4. Time to Create Your Dream Ceremony – I provide you with my Ceremony Guide to give you ideas and inspiration for your marriage vows other special ways to create a unique ceremony. I also provide you with a Questionnaire – that way I can discover the details about what makes your love story unique and weave those beautiful insights into a bespoke ceremony that is completely personal, warm and genuine.
Step 5. Let’s Make It Happen – usually we meet the day before for a casual rehearsal so that its all smooth sailing on the day. On the day, I arrive 30 minutes early with my wireless PA system (with ipod connectivity) and signing table and chairs if required.
Step 6. Knot Tied. I lodge all of the legal documents with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages and can apply on your behalf for the official record of marriage to be posted.