My Fee is $500.
Most wedding ceremonies follow a standard format which can be personalised by adding your choice of music, hymns, readings…to name just a few.
This is a brief outline showing the running order of a wedding ceremony. Some of these points must be addressed in order for your union to be legal. I have indicated these below using an asterisk*.
- Celebrant welcomes guests
- Celebrant introduces herself to the guests*
- Celebrant informs guests of her legal authority to marry the bride & groom under Australian law*
- You may choose to have a special guest do a reading of your choice.
- Celebrant must inform the bride & groom of the serious & legal binding nature of marriage by reciting words that are stipulated by the ‘Marriage Act’.*
Giving Away (optional)
- Celebrant asks the parents of the bride & groom (and on behalf of the guests) to give their blessing.
- The celebrant asks the Bride & Groom if they have come together of their own free will*
- Bride and groom say their vows. The words said can be chosen by the couple, however, certain legal words must be incorporated*.
- Rings are exchanged between husband and wife. This is usually accompanied by a small reading explain the symbolism.
Declaration of Marriage & the kiss
- Celebrant declares you as husband & wife. You may kiss.
Sign the register
- The Bride & Groom, 2 chosen witnesses & celebrant need to sign the register*.
- Celebrant presents you as husband and wife and asks the guests to congratulate you.
“Love is more than a feeling, its a state of mind”