Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days of your life. It is the one special day where you get to celebrate your love amongst those most important to you, your closest family and friends.
Your ceremony is an integral part of this & sets the scene for the awesome party that follows. It is the one opportunity to publicly declare your love for one another as a couple and to celebrate your relationship. Your ceremony should engage your guests, tell your story so far, whilst being a true reflection of the individuals that you are. It should be heartfelt and intimate.
Planning and organising a wedding can be a busy and hectic process. So my motto is: keep things simple. I will take care of the ceremony and ensure that the preparation for it is as stress free and relaxed as possible.
The Wedding Process:
After our initial meeting where you decide that I’m the celebrant for you, I send you off with a comprehensive Wedding Pack. This contains a detailed ceremony outline with examples, all of the legal documents required, information about writing your own vows, Big Love Terms & Conditions & access to loads of other unique ideas & readings which you may like to include in your ceremony. It is at this point in time that the Big Love T&C’s are signed & a non-refundable deposit of $200 is paid. As I limit the number of bookings I take each year, this is an essential part of the booking process to ensure that your date & time are secured.
After you have read through the Wedding Pack & made some decisions in terms of your ceremony outline, we meet again. This is the fun part where we have a drink, I ask you lots of questions, get to know you better & hear your story. I will also guide you through and handle all of the legalities and paperwork at this meeting. Original birth certificates or passports need to be sighted & if either of you have previously been married, evidence of how this marriage ended also needs to be produced in order to complete the Notice Of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form.
We then agree on a timeline to have your ceremony written by. It is entirely up to you if you want to be involved in the writing process, you may have as much or as little input as you desire. From there, we communicate via email or phone to sort out any further details.
About a week before the ceremony, we meet again on site to do a rehearsal, if required. We sign the last of the paperwork & pay the balance….. And before you know it, your big day has arrived!
So contact me now and let’s get started!