I became a celebrant in 2009, because after 40 odd years of public speaking and being a person who loves good organisation and contributing to the happiness in others, I felt that being a celebrant was a perfect fit for me. It is. I love being a celebrant! I conduct wedding ceremonies, elopements, renewal of vows and naming ceremonies that are fun, clearly heard and are carefully planned and prepared to the couples exact requirements. I work with you to have a fun, happy occasion that still meets all requirements. As your Master of Ceremonies, I will keep your reception or event happy and well managed so it is a wonderful occasion you will always remember with a big smile.
How far in advance should you book your wedding with me?
If your wedding is planned for the popular September to Easter period, you should book up to 18 months ahead. Any other time of the year you can book any time but at least 6 weeks in advance. Check the calendar on my website to see whether I am available.
Do we have control over what happens during our ceremony?
The legal requirements for a wedding to be legal are very small. I call my business 'Weddings with a Difference' because I actively encourage you to have the ceremony just the way you are wanting. I give you a large range of options and I am very flexible.
What are the legal requirements for getting married?
At our first meeting, I will explain the legal requirements in detail and a copy to you in writing. You do need identity documents and forms which have to be signed, but as your celebrant I take the responsibility for ensuring everything to make your marriage legal is completed and is as simple to understand and manage as posible.
What is the cost for my services?
My fees are based on cost recovery only, but travel and vehicle costs are my biggest expense. The numbers attending and the scale of the wedding all incur the same cost. The only difference is the amount of travel required. The cheapest weddings I conduct are quiet elopements at my beautiful property at Molesworth.
Do I offer any discounts?
I offer a once only discount to any couple who present a voucher given to my previous couples. I will also give the same voucher to any couples who can show me their copy of the latest Weddings Tasmania magazine.