Below are some frequently asked questions
Often when being approached or contacted by couples or families, understandably I am asked quite a few questions. The planning of your special event can be quite daunting and overwhelming. With all the choices available in this day and age, I will assist in taking away any worries and concerns you may have by putting your mind at ease.
Can I choose my own celebrant?
Many places these days have their preferred celebrants however that does not mean you have to go with that celebrant. Whether you are celebrating a wedding or a naming, or are saying your farewells to a loved one, you have the choice as to which celebrant you would like to officiate.
Do I have to write my own wedding vows?
This is a very commonly asked question and one that really scares couples who are planning a wedding. In short the answer is" No" you don't have to write your own vows. There is a mandatory sentence that must be said prior to any personal vows you may have, but after that sentence you can either use your own words or choose from the many options that I have on offer.
How do I choose the perfect celebrant for my service?
It is so very important that you choose the celebrant that is right for you - one that fits in with your personalities and also your needs and wants for your celebrations. I pride myself on offering and delivering exactly what is asked of me and this is evident from the number of testimonials sent to me after officiating those ceremonies.
Will we know what you are going to say at our Wedding or Naming Ceremony?
Most definitely! I work in with you and once you have chosen all of your wedding vows, ring wordings, readings etc, or relevant information for your naming ceremony, I write a draft and email it to you so you can look over it. Your day is all about you so it's important that I choose the wording that reflects who you both are or who the family is. I can assure you that there will be no surprises on the day.
What do we need to get started for our wedding plans?
A Notice of Intended Marriage needs to be filled out with your celebrant at least one month prior to your wedding taking place. It can be filled out up to 18 months in advance.
Your original birth certificates or passports need to be sighted for identification as well as photo id ( drivers licence, or other form of photo ID ).
If you would like me to officiate at your ceremony contact me now . Please include the date, time and location of your ceremony where possible.