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Do you provide a PA System for microphones and music?
Yes, I do. I provide a battery operated, professional, high quality PA system, including hands-free and wireless hand held microphones. I also have the ability to play your ceremony music through Bluetooth audio.
What do you wear to our ceremony?
I will always consult with the bride and groom. I like to fit in with your style and theme, and not stand out in any way.
How long does a ceremony take?
A ceremony can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour! Most will take between 20 – 30 minutes. It depends on the content, which is chosen by you.
When should we book you?
Book as soon as you have decided on your date, time and venue. Celebrants can be fully booked months in advance.
What if we need you at short notice?
I do my best to accommodate all requests, simply get in touch with me and I’ll do my best to work in with you. It is called ‘Shortening of Time.’ The reason must fall within one of these categories for it to be granted.
- Employment related or other travel commitments.
- Wedding or celebration arrangements, or religious considerations.
- Medical reasons.
- Legal proceedings.
- Error in giving notice.
What if we just want a very small ceremony and don't have a wedding venue?
That’s not problem. I have officiated weddings in front of hundreds in beautiful venues, as well as in a park in the rain in front of two witnesses. This is your wedding – you choose the location that will best suit your needs.
What kind of ceremonies do you solemnise?
- Civil (non-religious)
- Same Sex – LBGTIQ
Can our children be part of the ceremony?
Absolutely! This is a lovely way in making children feel special and involved in your ceremony. Plus you’ll have some amazing photos to cherish the memories.
My fiancé and I are of a different religion; can we include aspects of both religions into our ceremony?
Of course. I can assist you both with this. I can customise a ceremony that will incorporate both of your religious needs. You may like to include any religious vows, rituals, readings, poems and any other symbols or gestures.
Where can we get married?
Anywhere you like! In a park, on a beach, in your garden, at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens...
We’ve chosen to get married in a park or on a beach. Do we need permission?
Yes. It is best to contact the local council in the area you wish to be married to see if there are fees and/or restrictions.
We want to write our own vows.
Excellent! This is a great way to make the ceremony so much more personal. If you want help with writing them or you’d prefer to use traditional vows, I can accommodate any request. Legally you will both need to say vows which you will repeat after me before you commence your own vows to express your commitment.
Do we have to memorise our vows?
No, not unless you’d like to. You may choose to repeat your vows after me, but generally you’d read them from a card.
Oo oh! One of us can’t find our original documents?
Don’t stress! If you were born in Australia, you can obtain a copy of your birth certificate and if applicable, a death certificate of a former spouse from the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, in the state in which you were born. If divorced, you can obtain a copy of your Divorce Order from the Family Law Court in the state in which your marriage was dissolved.
What if it's raining and it's an outdoor wedding?
I’ll be there, rain or shine. But we will discuss a wet weather plan prior to the ceremony.
once the ceremony is complete WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE?
I look after all the legal documentation for you. I’ll lodge your paperwork with The Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages (given I’ve got your signatures) and you’ll receive your certificate usually 10 business days after lodgement.
Do you travel outside of Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast?
Do you have a question I haven’t answered in the FAQs? Get in touch with me with any questions you may have. I’ll be happy to assist you.