Many couples find the process of planning a wedding daunting. So much to do and think about. It is my promise to make the planning of the ceremony as easy as I can. I’ll let you know what I need, and have checklists to keep both of us on track.
To give you a brief overview, the process is outlined below.
MEET AND GREET
We can jump on a FaceTime call or meet at a local cafe. You can tell me your plans, I’ll answer any questions you have, and ask lots too. This is a chance for you to decide whether you’d like me as your celebrant. To make it official, a small deposit will secure your date and time. That’s when the fun starts.
WRITING THE CEREMONY
Anything is possible here, well nearly. I’ll give you an Information Kit with lots to consider and which bits we have to include to make it all official. I'll ask even more questions. Once I’ve got an idea about what you like, and dislike, I’ll get drafting.
There is some important paperwork (specifically the Notice of Intended Marriage) that we will need to complete at least one month before the wedding. The other pieces are done closer to or at the wedding. I’ll need to see your original Birth Certificate or Passport, and a few other items, but I’ll give you a list of what I need and when.
Life gets busy when you're planning your wedding but I’d recommend making time for a rehearsal. It helps you get a feel for the ceremony so you can relax and enjoy it. This can be done at your venue, or at another location that suits.
THE BIG DAY
Your wedding day (aka- the best day ever!). You’ll be getting ready, but you can relax knowing I'll be there set up well before the ceremony. I’ll deliver the ceremony, we'll create magic together, you'll say the all important vows and signs some papers so I can officially announce you married / hitched / locked in love, whatever suits you!
AFTER THE BIG DAY
You’ll be off enjoying your honeymoon or newly married life, but I’ll make sure all paperwork is completed and that your marriage is registered with Births, Deaths and Marriages. You would have received the Commemorative Marriage Certificate during your ceremony, but I can also complete the forms you need to receive the official Marriage Certificate that allows you to change your name.