My name is Abbie and I love my job! I have so much fun marrying local, interstate and eloping couples.
I decided to be a celebrant after attending a few weddings and getting married myself, I always walked away with the feeling that I could have had more fun with couples, whilst ticking the legal requirements box and delivering a ceremony that represented the bride and groom.
I felt the industry needed more variety and I offer those choosing to marry a different vibe, adding a modern, more vibrant aspect to weddings. Its important for you to be comfortable with your celebrant and enjoy the entirety of getting married. After all its your wedding.
Marriage Act 1961 found on the Attorney General's Department website.
There is a celebrant code called the Code of Practice, all celebrants must abide by these avenues of professionalism.
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, here you will find information on changing your name, obtaining divorce and death certificates. Under new Australian Law if you do not have a birth certificate, Celebrants are able to now site your passport as proof of identification.
Make a Complaint against a Celebrant if you feel they did not perform professionally according to the Code of Practice and you feel their actions should be reported.
Sample of a Marriage Certificate
Notice of Intended Marriage ( NOIM )Example
Statutory Declaration is a written statement that allows a person to declare something to be true.
Gay Marriage, couples may not yet recieve a marriage certificate, but at this stage the Australian Government does recognise a Deed of Relationship. This document was passed by the legislation and more information is found in the Relationship Act 2003.
Contact the Marriage Celebrants Association email : firstname.lastname@example.org
My fee reflects the professionalism and experience I bring to each wedding ceremony. I have 4 years wedding industry experience and have married over 200 couples. My professionalism will go unnoticed as I greet you happily on the big day and excitedly await your ceremony commencing.
My fee covers all Celebrant services including:
A meet and greet, get to know me
Meet a second & third time, sign documents
I listen to what you would like in your ceremony
Endless email & phone contact Information on ceremony options
Writing your ceremony
A Rehearsal, usually a few days out from the wedding Signing table and chair
Cost of all Documentation & postage The Certificate of Marriage to keep Registration of your Marriage and all documentation
Microphone and speaker
Music can play through a headphone doc in my speaker Driving to your venue twice, Rehearsal and wedding day
Extra charges can apply:
Destination weddings - I will still be cheaper than a mainland wedding celebrants, even with flights included.
Fuel costs for driving more than 30km outside of Hobart according to google maps.
Booking Fee: A $200 payment(of the total fee), is paid two weeks after booking my services. The booking fee is non-refundable.
The remaining and/or extras can be paid anytime up until a month prior to your wedding. This payment is refundable.