I am more than happy to meet with you or contact you via phone, internet or post, for an obligation free consultation at which time we can discuss your special day and requirements in more detail. This will give you an opportunity to discuss your options and to enable you to make a decision about the services you would like. You may ask as many questions as you wish and gather as much information as you feel you need.
It is very important to book your wedding. This should be done as soon as you can to secure the date and time that you want. Your booking will be secured by paying a booking fee. Your booking also begins the process of planning and presenting one of the most important ceremonies in your lives. The booking fee is payable prior to or at the time you lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage.
Notice of Intended Marriage
- All legal requirements checked and completed
- Unlimited meetings, messages, emails and phone consultations
- Planning and preparation of your personalised marriage ceremony based on information shared with me and any special wishes and requests you may have
- Personalised, themed copy of your ceremony, vows and readings
- Supply of pen, table and chairs/stand for signing if required
- Use of PA system if required
- Full rehearsal/run through and briefing of participants before the ceremony
- Co-ordination with other service providers, such as events co-ordinators, photographers and musicians
- Inclusion of Application for Certificate of Marriage in Queensland
- Memorial gift and other personal touches in keeping with your theme
Don’t hesitate to contact me to arrange a free meeting to discuss your wedding plans and options. I look forward to being of service to you.
Things to Think About
I am happy to offer you as much or as little help as you want regarding any of the following or anything else you may think of.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
Think about where you would like to get married. It is wonderful when weddings are held in a setting that is special and of particular sentimental significance to you. There are some wonderful romantic and spiritual locations available. Go and look around. Remember accessibility, parking, weather, the need for permission or a permit. Book early. Popular places get taken very quickly. Otherwise think outside the square. Always plan to have an alternative venue for outside weddings.
Theme and Colour Scheme
How formal, modern or traditional do you want your ceremony to be? Is there a particular theme or colour scheme you wish to follow?
Music can be very important in your ceremony in setting the mood and/or in expressing your love and emotion. Consider whether you want live music, a vocalist, or recorded music. Think about the style of music you want, how much you want and when in the ceremony.
Involvement and/acknowledgement of family members and significant others
Your wedding is a deeply personal event but it may also be a wonderful family occasion. Consider how much involvement you want family members to have and what role they may have in your ceremony. You may wish to acknowledge deceased or absent persons. You may wish to give parents and/family members an opportunity to bless your union and wish you well.
Consider whether you wish to do this, who will do this and whether you want to be formally given away.
Readings, verses, poems and wording
These are the very heart of your ceremony. They reflect your ideals, values and beliefs. Research what you want in books, magazines, greeting cards, other ceremonies you may have attended, on the internet etc. I have a wide selection to choose from.
Presentation for marriage
Think about whether you wish to do something special when you come together to make your vows – a special song, poem, reading, ceremony or ritual. Do you want to involve other people?
They are the marriage! Take time to think about what you really want to promise each other for the rest of your lives. In addition to the legal words you must say from the Marriage Act, you are able to exchange your own personal vows. Do you want to add a ritual to you commitment?
Exchange of rings
Usually both parties exchange rings. Consider the ritual you wish to have around your ring exchange and whether you want to exchange gifts as well or have some other uniting ceremony.
Declaration and Celebration of your Marriage
This is a very joyous time. You are now married. Decide whether you would like family members to do something special or whether you wish to celebrate through the release of doves, balloons, the blowing of bubbles, the throwing of petals, champagne or a special presentation.
Remember there is nothing like a kiss, a clap and a cheer!