WHAT DOES A CELEBRANT DO?
In Australia, celebrants are people who conduct formal ceremonies in the community, particularly weddings. They may also conduct ceremonies such as naming of babies, renewal of wedding vows and funerals.
Someone who officiates
A person who is celebrating
Number 3 is my personal favourite, yes! I help you celebrate and legally marry the love of your life.
But there’s much more,
Getting to know you
It all starts with getting to know you and your husband or wife to be!
Making sure we are the perfect fit and that I have all the qualities and vibes that you want for someone conducting one of the most special moments of your life is really important to me.
Paperwork & LEgalities
Once you have chosen me as your marriage celebrant you will fill out a booking form and receive an invoice as your deposit secures your booking.
The legal paperwork
What is actually legally required always seems like the big unknown when it comes to getting married! But don’t worry because I have this covered.
The legally required paperwork, documents and certificates are provided, completed (with your documentation, details and signatures), lodged and submitted to Births, deaths and marriages by me.
There are three legal forms plus your commemorative marriage certificate that are needed to be legally married.
Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) ; states that you want and legally can get married. It must be lodged at least one month before your ceremony date.
Declaration of No Legal Impediment ; Must be signed before but as close to your wedding date as possible.
Official certificate of marriage (x2) ; This is what you and your witnesses sign during your marriage ceremony - one copy is for BDM and one copy is for my records.
Certificate of Marriage ; Also signed during you ceremony by you and your witnesses. This is a commemorative certificate that you take with home with you to treasure forever.
your marriage ceremony
Your ceremony will be bespokely written by me to perfectly reflect you and your wedding day. Including everything you could ever dream for your marriage ceremony to be.
You will have my assistance and guidance every step of the way throughout planning and constant correspondence with me to discuss all things weddings.
This also means access to my celebrant resources which includes readings, rituals, song suggestions and inspiration for your vows.
your wedding day
On your wedding day you will have my 100% focus as I don’t book more than one wedding per day. I will arrive no later than 45 minutes to your ceremony location so I can be set up before your guests arrive. My set up involves a Behringer Pro Portable speaker with a bluetooth microphone, this system is cordless and battery operated which means it’s perfect for any ceremony, anywhere.
I love meeting and checking in with the other vendors you have booked to create your best day ever and I always ensure everything is running smoothly ready for your arrival.
I of course then perform your wonderful marriage ceremony that we’ve been excitedly working on and hopefully surprise you with some laughs along the way as well. Officially I get everything signed, sealed and delivered so you are legally wed and can then get this party started.