A meeting to plan your ceremony
As many phone calls and emails as required
Help with writing your vows
Reminders to ensure you have your licence and are all prepared
The ceremony on the day
The use of my speakers and microphone
The completion of the paperwork to ensure you are legally married!
$600 plus travel
Phone/email/text me to see if I am available on your wedding date.
If you haven't decided on your date yet, feel free to ring and see what dates I have available.
Meet me over a coffee at a local cafe, or I can come to your house, so you can meet me and see if I am the celebrant for you. If you are outside of the Wellington - Levin area we can skype.
If you decide I am the one for your amazing wedding/civil union day, we book in the date and start getting the details. A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking.
In our planning meeting I ask a ton of questions to set the structure of your ceremony - we talk about music, microphones, traditions you want included, and who is walking down the aisle as well as many other details.
I have lots of tips and tricks to make your ceremony flow smoothly, and have lots of options that I put to you to ensure you're aware of what things can be included.
Then we talk about what sort of ceremony you want - romantic, short and sweet, humorous, traditional or a mixture of everything! Some couples prefer a beautiful pre-written ceremony to give them one less thing to think about and I have lots of options for you to choose from. Other couples prefer to have a personalised service with the option to write their own vows. We can chat over which options suit you and how I can help.
I send through your ceremony for you to approve - we go back and forth editing it until it is perfect for you both.
I happily help as required with vow writing.
Up until the wedding we keep in contact and I am only ever a phone call away if details change, or things need amending. I email reminders to ensure you get your wedding licence and have written your vows if you have chosen to do so.
A rehearsal is included in my fee and is highly recommended. It ensures everyone is set for the big day - we can have individual practices of your vows if you wish to keep them as a surprise. Ask your photographer to come along so they can work out which angles work best for your photos of the ceremony. A rehearsal calms a lot of the nerves you feel as you can be confident everything will run smoothly.
On your wedding day I pop in to see the bride before your service, before heading to the venue. I check that the microphone and music are working. I calm nerves and seat grandparents, coo at babies and then make my way to the front.
I lead your ceremony, help you through your vows and then joyfully announce your newly joined status!
I am responsible for making sure you are legally wed/civil unioned, so I ensure all paperwork is completed by you and your two witnesses as part of the ceremony and send it off to Birth, Deaths and Marriages.