CEREMONIES & FEES

Marriage Ceremonies

At our first meeting I will take you through an example of a wedding ceremony and identify what is legally required and what options you have (legal requirements are minimal and you have a world of options to include!).  I suggest that you wait until after that meeting to finalise your thoughts about what type of ceremony you want.

Payment of $300 secures the date you want with the remainder due one month before your wedding. 

 

Bespoke wedding $1,100. 

Your wedding - designed just for you the way you want.  Most of these ceremonies last between 20 and 30 minutes and are suitable for any number of guests. I will guide you through everything you need to do, you won’t need to worry about anything.  You have unlimited access to my time, expertise and resources and a rehearsal to ensure that everything goes just the way it is intended on the day.  As I only book one bespoke wedding per day, you are my total focus on your special day.

 

Simple and sweet $880.

This ceremony is suitable for small, intimate gatherings or elopements. There is some personalisation for you, but largely focus on what is legally required for you to be married.  These ceremonies tend to last for around 10-15 minutes.   

 

‘Just the legals please’ $660.

The ceremony focuses on what is required legally to marry.  No frills! It’s suitable for about 2-10 guests and tends to last between 5 and 10 minutes. You simply need yourselves, me and two witnesses and a venue.

Other Ceremonies

Renewal of Vows $550.

These ceremonies are most often used to celebrate significant anniversaries.  They are an opportunity to bring together family and friends both those who celebrated with you on your wedding day and those who have come into your life since, including children and extended family. 

There are so many ways you can celebrate your congoing commitment to each other, from recreating part of your original ceremony to recommitting yourselves to each other in ways that reflect your lives together now.

Please contact me to discuss.

 

Commitment Ceremonies $550

These ceremonies are most commonly used for two reasons.  Firstly, couples who want to publicly declare their commitment to each other, but not through the legal avenue of marriage and secondly, couples who want to celebrate with family and friends their upcoming or recent legal wedding (most often overseas).

As these are not legal ceremonies (weddings) there are no rules and so I can work with you to create a special celebration that does not pretend to be a wedding.

 

Naming Ceremonies $550

My first naming ceremony was so special, it was for my grandson Leo.  What an absolute privilege! 

 

Naming ceremonies are a beautiful way to welcome new family members into their family and community in a way that is meaningful and significant.  They can take any format you like, and I have lots of options and ideas to discuss with you.  Naming ceremonies are a lovely way to bring family and friends together to celebrate.  As the African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child” and this is a special way to bring together the village who will be important in the life of your child.

 

Something else?

If you have another ceremony or event in mind, I’m happy to discuss it with you.

Full details of my services are detailed in my service agreement which will provided at our first meeting.

Photo by Michael Taylor Photography 

Photo by Michael Taylor Photography

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