Ceremony Fees


‘Sweet Celebration’ or ‘Celebration Sensation’: Wedding, Commitment or Renewal of Vows
‘Celebrating Legal’: Weddings only
‘Celebrating Family’: Naming ceremonies
‘Celebrating Life’: Heartfelt farewell ceremonies

Confirmation Fee

A $100 non-refundable deposit, included in the total fee, is required upon booking (‘Confirmation Fee’); understandably, I cannot reserve a date without this – and the balance is due two weeks before the ceremony date.
The fees on this page are valid for ceremonies booked before 31 March 2022; the ceremony can certainly be held later, it just needs to be booked before this date to secure this fee.

Weddings

For all Wedding Ceremonies, the ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’ (NOIM) form must be signed and submitted to the Celebrant a full, clear calendar month (minimum) before the wedding date (it can be completed well before that though, up to 18 months prior!). Don’t worry, I’ll let you know how we’ll look after this!

Ceremony Selections and Fees

Sweet Celebration

Sought after by couples who would like to keep things simple but lovely all the same!

  • Ceremony location within 200km of Ballarat 3350 (ferries, extraordinary parking fees, etc., not included)
  • Initial, obligation free meeting via Skype or at mine in Mount Helen 3350; the NOIM can also be completed at this meeting, if preferred!
  • Completing the NOIM
  • Up to three meetings at mine in Mount Helen 3350
  • ‘Catch up’ meetings via Skype available by appointment
  • All calls and correspondence
  • Choice of set ceremonies including: Handfasting, Unity Candle, Sand or First Toast (I supply the candles, coloured sand and glasses)
  • Personalised Introduction and Vows
  • A certificate and printed copy of the ceremony
  • Up to 7 music tracks selected by you from iTunes played via my PA system during the actual ceremony (for example, walk-in, signing the register, end of ceremony)
  • Celebrant’s use of own P.A. system with facility to play selected music tracks
  • Extra wireless microphone, additional corded microphone, mic stand
  • Registry table and two chairs (if not supplied by venue or couple)
  • Rehearsal if desired, at yours or mine (if the ceremony venue is within 200km of Ballarat 3350, a rehearsal at the venue is available subject to arranging a mutually agreeable date / time)
  • For marriages: Organising, completing, submitting and tracking of all legal paperwork to the Victorian Registry ‘Births, Deaths & Marriages’ (BDM). The official ‘Standard Marriage Certificate’ mailed by express post directly from BDM to your address once marriage registration completed

‘Sweet Celebration’ Wedding: $740
‘Sweet Celebration’ Commitment or Renewal of Vows: $680

Celebration Sensation

Sought after by couples who would like a fully customised ceremony. This option includes everything as for ‘Sweet Celebration’ but with the addition of the following enhanced offerings.

  • Ceremony location anywhere in Victoria (ferry fees, etc., not included)
  • Initial, obligation free meeting via Skype (or at mine) but once booked, all meetings welcome at mine or yours, within 200km of Ballarat 3350
  • Designing and completely customising your ceremony wording
  • The writing of sub-ceremonies such as (but certainly not limited to) Handfasting, Unity Candle, Sand, Lovelocks, Themed, First Toast, etc. (I supply the candles, coloured sand and glasses)

‘Celebration Sensation’ Wedding: $980
‘Celebration Sensation’ Commitment or Renewal of Vows: $880

Sought after by couples who just ‘want to get married’, no fuss, no fanfare!  This is purely a minimum requirements wedding ceremony!

  • Initial, obligation free meeting at mine in Mount Helen 3350 and if you would like to go ahead, we can look after the NOIM during that meeting
  • Completing the NOIM
  • All calls and correspondence (Skype ‘catch ups’ also available, by appointment)
  • Very brief, set ceremony to cover legal requirements, only held at mine in Mount Helen 3350 (informal setting)
  • 9 people (maximum) in attendance (1 Celebrant, 1 Marrying Couple, 2 Witnesses over 18yrs of age, 4 other family members or friends)
  • A certificate and printed copy of the ceremony
  • Organising, completing, submitting and tracking of all legal paperwork to the Victorian Registry ‘Births, Deaths & Marriages’ (BDM)
  • The official ‘Standard Marriage Certificate’ mailed by express post directly from BDM to your address once marriage registration completed

‘Celebrating Legal’ Wedding: $490

Celebrating Family

Sought after by families who would like to celebrate the birth of a child or couples blending their families together

  • One initial, obligation free meeting at mine in Mount Helen 3350 (or via Skype or similar) to plan the ceremony
  • All calls and correspondence (Skype ‘catch ups’ also available, by appointment)
  • Choice of set ceremonies personalised for the baby or family, including either Unity Candle, Sand or ‘Blessing of the Elements’, if desired (I supply the candles and coloured sand)
  • A certificate and printed copy of the ceremony
  • Keepsake cards for parents, grandparents…
  • Ceremony location within 150km of Ballarat 3350 (ferries & extraordinary parking fees, etc., not included)

‘Celebrating Family’: From $390

Celebrating Life

Sought after by families and friends who would like to respectfully farewell a Loved One, pay tribute to them and share fond memories

  • All meetings with family members at mine or yours, within 100km of Ballarat 3350
  • All calls and correspondence (Skype ‘catch ups’ also available, by appointment)
  • Liaising with the Funeral Director
  • Designing and customising the service including personal Eulogies
  • Service location within 200km of Ballarat 3350

‘Celebrating Life’: $550

Amazing! Elaine was our celebrant for both our wedding and renewal of vows, she was a pleasure to work with, always lovely, warm, calm and very organised. She tailored our wedding to suit our love story and everyone spoke about how wonderful she was. We will definitely use her again for future wedding anniversary renewals!
See you in 10 years 😉 Thanks Elaine x

Jennifer

Wedding Commitment Renewal of Vows Naming Life

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