Things you may want to know more about
"When should I book you as my Celebrant?"
It is so important to book in your key suppliers and early to avoid disappointment. Of course you want the dream team standing right behind you, so when you know who you want... book them and avoid that dreaded let down. Your most important suppliers to book in are Venue, Photographer and your Celebrant. These people will be the most important to help create your unforgettable memory.
Good Celebrant's get booked up many months ahead of time. Without a Celebrant, you have no wedding, so why wait?
There are only 52 Saturdays available, particularly around 4pm, these dates are booked up super fast. I love Friday weddings, so don't be afraid to book a Friday ceremony. Guests genuinely get into a great vibe for a Friday celebration as they then have the whole weekend to relax!
Something to keep in mind is that September through to end of April are super busy months, great weather and most months have day light saving.
So if you're thinking of a Saturday (or Friday) in these months, get in early.
My recommendation is as soon as you have set your date, book your Celebrant!
"How far will you travel for my wedding ceremony?"
If I am available on your wedding date, I travel far and wide in our beautiful State. As long as I can get to your venue by car then I will be happy to travel. This is of course that I am not jeopardising my time for any other weddings I have previously booked.
My fee includes all travel including the rehearsal from my home location to your venue. There are no extra fees. The price is all you'll pay.
Should your ceremony be more than 50kms return trip, I will include an extra travel charge, which will be included on your Wedding Welcome Information, when we first start chatting about your ceremony. This is charged at the reasonable charge as set by the ATO.
"What if we can't secure a rehearsal at our venue?"
I recommend and gently insist on a rehearsal for "Our Love Story" and "Short & Sweet Ceremonies" - that's why it's included in my services!
If your venue is not available for a rehearsal, don't worry! We just need a space where we can imagine an altar and practice walking down a mock aisle and standing in a line. I've done rehearsals in parks, on the beach, back gardens and living rooms.
We want to do everything we can to make sure everyone is as relaxed as possible and knows what they need to do on your wedding day. A rehearsal (wherever it may be) goes a long way towards that.
"When can we start?"
From the moment you have secured your date with your signed Wedding Services Agreement and Booking Fee, your "Wedding Ceremony Pack" will be available, filled with so many exciting creative ideas!
"How do I make payment?"
After we've met and we've confirmed your date, you then decide you want to book me, all you need to do is sign my Wedding Services Agreement and pay the Booking Fee via EFT. My bank details are included on the form. I ask for a small Booking Fee and then I'll ask for the remaining balance 14 days before your ceremony day. This will be well after you have the draft of your ceremony script and everything is almost complete.
"Can you help us with recommendations of other suppliers?"
Yes I certainly can! I work with many fabulous suppliers from photographers, musicians, DJ / MC's, florists, make up artists, hairdressers, cake suppliers, photo booths ... please ask me for any recommendations.
"What personal identification documents will I need to give you?"
I will require evidence of your name, date and place of birth. These documents will include:
A Passport, if it has expired your photo must strongly resemble the person it is identifying.
A Birth Certificate, this must be provided in English. If this is a foreign language an approved translator must transcribe the certificate.
A Drivers' Licence, which will provide your name and photo, current address and date of birth. If this is not current the photo must strongly resemble the person it is identifying.
Proof of Age Card, which will provide your name and photo, current address and date of birth.
If you have changed your name since birth, a Change of Name Certificate
If you have been previously married a copy of your last marriage's divorce court order / certificate or death certificate.
All documents provided must be originals and not a photocopy, photo or certified copy. If you have misplaced your Birth Certificate, change of name or proof of cessation of last married, you should request a replacement from your State's Birth, Deaths and Marriages.