Frequently Asked Questions


I have been lucky enough to work all over the country! My authority as a Marriage Celebrant is limited only to Australia but anything is possible, reach out to me to discuss availability and travel options.

I don't have standardised pricing.

Everything I do is totally bespoke and no two weddings [or events] are ever the same, as such when we meet I will generate a running sheet for the entire day and throw up some ideas you may not have considered.

Once we have gone through all this I will provide you with the running sheet, my ideas and some pricing, then even if you choose to go with someone else you're welcome to steal my work.

The most important thing to remember is that cheapest price doesn't necessarily equate to best value. I take great pride in what I do and how I deliver my services and will never compromise on quality, for that reason I remain firm on price.

Absolutely! All legal elements of the marriage are taken care of before, during and after the ceremony itself and unless otherwise stated or agreed upon, your marriage certificate costs will be included in your overall fee and posted out to you by Births, Deaths and Marriages in the relevant state or territory following the registration of your marriage.

I have a very strong network of amazing celebrants around me who I trust very much, a replacement celebrant is only one call away.

As far as DJs and MCs are concerned, the same applies, I am involved in agencies which would be able to facilitate the booking of a replacement DJ/entertainer at extremely short notice.

Legally speaking, until your marriage is registered (four to six weeks in most cases) you can't change your name on your passport, licence utilities etc but I will guide you through that process when the time comes.

As far as social media and anything unofficial is concerned though. . .this is totally up to you!

It's important to note too that at the time of marriage you must sign with your legal name at the time, not the name you intend to use after your marriage is registered.

Yes, I have professional indemnity insurance of up to $20,000,000 and public liability insurance up to $30,000,000.

Yes, absolutely! Even when equipment is supplied at functions and venues I still bring my own in case.

This includes but is not limited to all ceremony equipment such as speakers, microphones, playback device such as iPad and reception equipment such as speakers, DJ console, laptop computers, microphones, audio mixers, and lighting.

I have adequate equipment to cover events of all sizes and have numerous contingencies and back ups in place as well as back up equipment kept within vehicles at each event.

I also have audio, public address, music and lighting options for instances where there is no power or a loss of power.

Yes! In my view, your guests are there to be guests, not to work so I will always take care of and press play on all of your music requirements for your ceremony including being able to fade songs out at the appropriate times.

In short, yes, but would I recommend it? Unless they're a professional, no.

The role of an MC is far broader than just public speaking and cracking a few jokes, you really need to be able to liaise with all other vendors and the venue to ensure everything runs smoothly and on time.

Additionally, if something goes wrong behind the scenes, someone with experience will have a few tricks up their sleeve to make everything appear as though it is how it should be.

Someone without this experience will likely freeze up and not be able to handle drama.

More importantly though, let your friends and family enjoy themselves and be guests!

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