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There are a number of options available for couples when planning their marriage, but to make it a bit easier, I have broken it down into 4 standard options, all of which can be built upon and personalised to suit your requirements.
Each of these options has a different fee structure, so you can plan your marriage based on the ceremony you like or on your budget.
‘Kiss & Run’ or Registry ceremony
This version is for the people who want a ‘Registry Style’ ceremony with the minimum of wording. Recommended for wedding with up to 6 guests.
Priced from $450.00 this ceremony includes a 'legal' script with a bit of personalised inclusions if requested.
It usually runs for up to 5mins duration and includes the signing (I will also look after the lodgement of all legal documents etc).
Ideal also for people planning to marry overseas and would like a legal Australian marriage before or after or for couples who are looking for a nice little ceremony with a small group of people.
This ceremony is carried out in my home office, but external ceremonies can be done for a slight fee adjustment.
The ‘Modern ceremony’
The most popular ceremony.
Fun, relaxed & maybe a couple of tears
This most popular ceremony can be held at most indoor/outdoor locations and is recommended for any size wedding. This option costs from $650.00 and includes a ‘personally' written ceremony and assistance with the writing of your personal vows.
The Modern ceremony usually runs for around 20-30mins and includes the signing and lodgment legal documents etc.
Another inclusion at no additional cost is the use of a ‘high quality’ professional PA system and your personal selection of music during the ceremony. Also included at no additional cost, is an optional signing table, chairs and cover.
The Modern ceremony is conducted in the venue of your choice within the Perth metropolitan area.
This ceremony option can also include any of the following at no additional cost.
Other 'Cultural' ceremony options - please discuss any other ceremonies that you may prefer
Unity candle ceremony - couple to provide candles
Sand ceremony - couple to provide coloured sands and vessels
Hand fastening - couple to provide ribbons/sash
Wine ceremony - couple to provide wine & glasses
‘Unplugged’ or ‘Elopement’
A laid back, stylish ceremony
This version is for the people who want a more relaxed ceremony. Recommended for wedding with up to 15 guests and includes a custom written ‘personal ceremony’ but no music
The Elopement ceremony costs from $550.00 and usually runs for around 10mins in duration and includes the signing and lodgment legal documents etc).
Ideal also for people who have been married overseas and would like a legal Australian marriage with their friends & relatives who couldn’t attend, these ceremonies are becoming very popular with overseas couples combining a marriage ceremony and a holiday in Australia.
Also great for someone looking for a nice simple ceremony in a park or place of their choice.
‘Surprise’ ceremony is like the Modern ceremony with a fun twist!
Surprise weddings cost from $750.00 and are becoming very popular at the moment, they are a great way of having a ceremony without the big build up. Couples are choosing to combine their wedding with an engagement, birthday party or any other party that they can invite their ‘unsuspecting’ guests to.
While this option still includes a full legal marriage with a personally written ceremony and assistance with the writing of your personal vows, the real fun starts when we announce to everyone at your ‘party’ that were having a wedding instead…
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Surprise ceremonies can ONLY be conducted when both people getting married are aware of the ceremony, so only the guests can be surprised.
The ceremony will include the same elements as the ‘Modern’ ceremony but with a bit more time put into the planning and execution of the surprise.
Another inclusion at no additional cost is the use of a ‘high quality’ professional PA system and your personal selection of music during the ceremony.
Remember that this is your big day and while I have outlines a few options above, the form of your ceremony it is entirely up to you. I am very happy to work through any ideas you have, but it’s important to keep in mind that some option may incur additional costs for travel, accommodation or extras.
All of the fees and charges include the following;
All options include any meetings/contact from the date of acceptance of me as your Marriage Celebrant until the completion of the marriage ceremony
Option 2, 3 & 4 includes rafts of the marriage ceremony based on our initial discussions
All options include the completion of all legal paperwork as required of a celebrant by the Attorney General’s Department
Option 2, 3 & 4 includes attendance by the celebrant within 30kms of Perth CBD
Option 3 & 4 includes the use of a professional PA system if required at the marriage ceremony
Option 3 & 4 includes a selection of background music throughout the ceremony provided either by the celebrant or the bride & groom
All options include the presentation of a completed Certified Australian Marriage Certificate upon completion of the ceremony
All options include the lodgement of any legal paperwork as required by the Attorney Generals Department
Extras or Fully customised ceremonies
For ceremonies outside the Perth CBD, or in the event that the Bride & Groom request anything that may fall outside the options outlined above, additional free may apply. Please discuss this at your first meeting to avoid any disappointment.