What you should know

Wedding Vows

When planning a ceremony, it is important that you have a good relationship with your celebrant – this is a very special day for you and you need to be sure that your celebrant understands, and can adapt to, your needs.

I am happy to meet with you informally, and obligation free, so that we can discuss what is important to you for your ceremony and you can make a decision on whether you wish to use my services.

Once you have chosen me as your celebrant, we will arrange an Initial Meeting. I will formally confirm the Meeting details, including what you need to bring with you.

Initial Meeting

  • This meeting will generally last about one hour
  • Information Kit provided (see below for details of inclusions)
  • Completion of Notice of Intended Marriage form (Marriage Ceremony only)
  • Proof of identity produced by clients (Marriage Ceremony only)
  • Payment of non-refundable deposit fee

Information Kit includes

  • Ceremony Details Checklist
  • Booking Form
  • Suggested structure of the Ceremony
  • Sample Ceremonies
  • Music Suggestions
  • Poetry and Reading Suggestions
  • Overview of Rituals and Symbolism

Specifically for Marriage Ceremonies, the Kit will also include

  • Legal Form: Notice of Intended Marriage (Form 13)
  • Government Form: Happily Ever … Before and After
  • Relationship Support Services Information

Availability

As your celebrant, I will be available to you by phone, email or in-person meetings. This will enable us to spend the time it takes to get your Ceremony right, ensuring you are completely satisfied that your special day will be a memorable one.

Ceremony Rehearsal

I highly recommend a Ceremony rehearsal. I have found that knowing how the Ceremony will proceed can reduce stress for the participants and allow for any last minute changes. While it is preferable to have your rehearsal at the actual venue in the few days leading up to the Ceremony, sometimes this is not possible. We can discuss alternative options if necessary.

Fees

  • The fees will be dependent on the type of Ceremony you wish to hold
  • My fee structure is specified in the Information Kit
  • Please note that a non-refundable deposit is payable at our Initial Meeting

Testimonials

  • Our written ceremony was perfect – it was clear that Rosemary understood what we wanted and delivered.  On the day, the ceremony was above and beyond what we expected.  We would definitely recommend Rosemary’s services to other couples planning their wedding.  K & B

     

  • Rosemary was a friendly, helpful, thoughtful and professional celebrant who helped us create a ceremony that was perfectly suited to us. She was helpful throughout the whole process of planning and went over and above at the rehearsal and ceremony to make sure everything went smoothly.  Anisa

  • Rosemary is a very calm, personable and professional celebrant.  She helped us continuously in the lead-up to our outdoor wedding, ensuring our ceremony was wonderfully smooth.  Of the many highlights of our wedding day, the ceremony was definitely one of them! – Jaime and Nigel

  • For us, the ceremony was the most important aspect of our day and Rosemary helped us to  find the right words to express our love and commitment to each other.  Many people  commented on how moving they found the ceremony and how well it reflected us as both  individuals and as a couple. We would highly recommend Rosemary to anyone seeking a  celebrant sensitive to and able to respond to the clients requirements.

    Karen and Grant

  • We’ve had great feedback about how lovely our ceremony was.  Thank you for making this memorable not only for us but for our families and friends as well.

    Ruby and Mike

  • We really appreciated the work that you put into making the service just right for us – a great way to start our life together as husband and wife.

    Mark and Anna

  • Thanks for making our day so special for us.  The ceremony was absolutely what we wanted and meant so much to us. 

    Sandra and Terry

  • Rosemary was always very friendly and most helpful in providing suggestions. We were very happy and everyone commented on how wonderful the ceremony was.

    Laura and Tim