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Our first complimentary meeting at a mutually suitable location is introducing ourselves and getting to know one another. Discussing the process of what the legal requirements are and what documents are needed. Talk about the ideas of what you want in a ceremony. You may have a lot of ideas or still unsure of what you want. I do provide a Wedding Information and Resource Booklet to assist you with the finer details. We will discuss my costs and what I will provide to create and deliver your ceremony.
Once you have booked my services –a booking form is completed and the non-refundable deposit of $300.00 is paid. You will be given a Wedding Information and Resource Booklet with heaps of useful information to help you determine what you might like included in your wedding ceremony along with details of all the legal requirements. We would plan further scheduled meetings to ensure that we have all documentation and ceremony requirements completed in a timely manner.Legal Paperwork
I will assist you in filling in the legal documentation and view your ID and birth certificates and any other documentation that was determined intially e.g. divorced or widowedThe Ceremony
At this time you would have reviewed and/or completed the questionnaires provided. This information is to assist you in all aspects of the ceremony. The practical components and structure of the ceremony as well as any readings, music and poetry. I will create your ceremony using the information you have provided and the draft will be sent to you to review and make any changes that you require. There may be modifications along the way as your vision for your wedding ceremony comes together. The final draft being approved at least 2 weeks before your wedding.
I strongly advise the importance of holding a rehearsal, preferably at the venue where the wedding will take place, or some other suitable venue if this is not possible. The rehearsal is an integral part of the process, a chance to go through all the choreography that can make or break a ceremony. It is also a time of bonding for families, the bridal party and even the couple. We would read over the legal documents and paperwork for the ceremony so you are familiar with them and sign the Declaration of Marriage (Form 14). The balance of the agreed fee is usually paid at this time.
On the day, and at the place and time arranged, all parties including the guests, meet and the marriage takes place. I would normally arrive around one hour before the ceremony is due to commence to ensure everything is in place ensuring I have adequate time to set up the PA system and meet with other service providers.
I will forward all legal documentation to the appropriate organisation (Births, Deaths and Marriages) within fourteen days of the wedding.
** Recognising sometimes there are time constraints in getting everyone together I do provide catch ups via Facetime or Skype.
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