Congratulations, you’re getting married!
We need to get organised, so where do we start?
First thing you need to do is set the date, then secure the venue…. and then – call me!
We’ll arrange a meeting to get to know each other and quite frankly, to see if I’m who you want to marry you. I’ll explain the forms and necessities that are required as a legality to get things moving and then if you are happy with me and what I have explained so far, we fill out the Notice of Intended Marriage form. This is required a minimum of one month prior to the date of your wedding and this form addresses most of the legal requirements for your wedding.
For more information, you can go to www.ag.gov.au and follow the links on Marriage
Then we set your wedding plans in motion.
It is at this meeting I will ask you for a deposit to secure my services.
You’ll need to bring your Passports, if you don’t have a passport then Birth Certificates (must be originals please) photo ID; and if it is the case, your Divorce Certificate or Death Certificate of your former spouse if you are widowed. Again, originals are required for these documents.
Next we start working on your ideas and visions for your ceremony.
Your wedding will be as unique and individual as you are both as a couple and individually. There is a myriad of resources available to you from simple verses and readings to music, songs, ceremony within the ceremony or rituals, musical expression, cultural or traditional content, to your dress themes and colour schemes and so much more. Your wedding can be as simple or refined as you wish. I encourage you to do your research on the many websites on the subject and look at ways to make your wedding unique and special. I have many resources and suggestions I can offer and we will put it all together while including the legal wording required by me as your Authorised Celebrant on the day.
Now the business end of the discussion…
It will take a few meetings, emails, phone calls to make this as perfect as it can be; and I do thoroughly recommend a rehearsal. I will be transparent regarding my fees. I do have a base rate which includes all meetings, calls, rehearsal, supply of sound system and table and chairs when required and all the legal paperwork and certificates for your wedding ceremony. There are extra charges for extra mileage, materials used for the ceremony that are supplied by myself and I will give you all of that information at our first meeting.
My promise to you…
To deliver you the wedding ceremony you will remember fondly forever.
To listen to your requests and ideas and…
To help put it all together for your very special day to go as smoothly and memorable as possible.
Chris lives in Bourkelands, a suburb of Wagga Wagga in the New South Wales Riverina. Chris is centrally located to cover the Snowy Mountains, NSW Riverina, Upper Murray and Northern Victoria. He is happy to travel anywhere.