Packages2018-07-20T07:25:52+00:00

Packages

My packages are outlined below…

It’s worth noting that the distinction between my package prices is not about the length of the ceremony but rather the level of personalisation and creative investment you get from me.

Travel fees

In some instances (particularly regional and interstate venues/locations) travel fees, accommodation, flights etc may apply – but I will alert you if that is the case, and I’ll provide you with a quote if required, before you confirm your booking with me.

The Full Monty!

This is my “full service” entirely tailored wedding ceremony.  At your venue, with your preferences at the heart of the design, this package includes:

  • 2-3 preparatory meetings (in person for at least 1-2 is preferable) – this is how I get to know you and your wants / desires for your wedding day and it is also when we will do all the preliminary paperwork;
  • The writing of the ceremony itself, which I do from scratch using all the delightful stories you share with me, and any special inclusions you might have chosen, to make it truly yours;
  • The writing of your vows – I can write for you, or assist you with writing if you choose to write your own (there is no right or wrong on this);
  • A rehearsal.  This is optional but I find it really helpful so we all know what we’re doing on the big day.  Where logistics allow onsite is best for this;
  • Then of course the big day – use of my PA system, coordination with other service providers (venue, wedding planner, photographer etc)
  • Lastly, preparation and submission of all the legal paperwork to register your marriage after the ceremony is complete;
  • And the great news is that as of 9 December 2017, I can do this for EVERYONE!!!

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You will have full control over the options / inclusions, we will explore and “create” your ceremony together. This can involve friends, family, the whole gathering… I have a library of readings, rituals, out-of-the-box ideas to make your wedding truly memorable.

I absolutely love including cultural and/or spiritual traditions, honouring loved ones, heritage, history… a Celebrant-led wedding provides an open door for creativity and individuality – the sky truly is the limit.

And my fee for this all-in ceremony is a mere $990 (incl GST).

An Affair to Remember

For couples looking for something romantic but who can’t necessarily afford a fully tailored ceremony, I offer “An Affair to Remember”.  This service provides you with a middle ground, slightly reduced price for slightly less tailored experience. At your venue, it includes:

  • an initial face to face meeting to discuss logistics, complete the preliminary paperwork, set expectations;
  • the confirmation of the ceremony content, I will email you options from which you can choose;
  • I will also provide you with options for your vows but you can write your own;
  • a follow up telephone meeting a few weeks before the big day;
  • and then of course the big day – use of my PA system, coordination with your photographer etc;
  • lastly, preparation and submission of all the legal paperwork to register your marriage after the ceremony is complete

For this package there are no options to include rites / rituals but there are places where readings can be added if you have a poem / reading you would like to include.  The ceremony will not be bespoke.  It won’t include “your story” (because we won’t have spent the time (and money) for me to get to know it).  But be assured it will still be warm and romantic.

If you’ve gone big budget with everything else (flowers, music, large gathering of guests) then I don’t recommend this package, you and your guests will most likely be left feeling short changed.

My fee the limited but lovely ceremony package is $660 (incl GST).

Just the Five of Us

If you are looking to simply “tie the knot”, without any fuss, I also offer a very simple “legals only” option. I offer this service in the Port Melbourne area, either at my home or in a park / on the pier within the Port Melbourne suburb, and it includes:

  • an initial face to face meeting to complete the preliminary paperwork, I will explain the legal components required in Australia;
  • a follow up telephone meeting a few weeks before the big day;
  • and then of course the big day, we will meet with your two witnesses to complete the ceremony
  • (I can also provide witnesses if required, please ask me about this if needed)
  • lastly, preparation and submission of all the legal paperwork to register your marriage after the ceremony is complete

We will cover the legal requirements only, this is a short list – I will ensure you say what it mandated by law but you are welcome to add your own vows on the day. I do not recommend this package for anyone intending to invite guests, this ceremony is brief and to the point and guests are likely to feel let down at the lack of ceremony 😉

My fee for this legals only package is $440 (incl GST).

(I will do legals only ceremonies in other locations, travel fees would apply)

Other Ceremonies

I’m also able to perform ceremonies to mark other milestones in your life, the more common include –

  • Naming Days
  • Anniversaries
  • Renewing Vows

But if you’d like to me to create and deliver something special to mark a moment, an achievement, any of the ups or downs of your life, give me a call for a quote!