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As a professional marriage celebrant, I offer you a personalised ceremony that represents your relationship.

I attend to all the legal requirements and provide you with a Wedding Kit containing a variety of sample scripts, vows, ring exchanges, readings, poems, music suggestions and traditional ceremony rituals and customs including, Greek Orthodox (exchanging of the Crowns – Stefana), Handfasting, Sand Ceremony, Rose Ceremony and examples of how to include family and friends into your wedding.

My celebrant fee includes unlimited face to face meetings, contact by phone and email and a wedding rehearsal.

At our first meeting we discuss wedding ideas, make a booking and complete the NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage). I will then craft a ceremony especially for you both and this will be the first draft which you can make changes to.

Further meetings or contact by phone and email are encouraged until the wedding script is perfect and you’re both content with all aspects of the wedding ceremony. The next step is the wedding rehearsal and it is recommended this takes place one to two weeks prior to the wedding.  Any outstanding legal documents can also be finalised at this time.

On the day, I will arrive 45 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.  I will meet with family members, readers and all associated with your wedding to ensure your ceremony runs smoothly.

After the ceremony, I will register your marriage with the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages and arrange to have your registered marriage certificate sent to your home.

Wedding Ceremony Script Outline:

To solemnise your wedding, your ceremony must include the highlighted legal requirements as stated by the Marriage Act, 1961 of Australia.

Outline of a wedding ceremony:

  • Processional music for arrival of the bride
  • Welcome address
  • Celebrant’s Authority
  • Introduction
  • Monitum
  • The Vows
  • The ring ceremony
  • Other ritual – Optional: eg: cultural, spiritual, tribal, religious
  • Declaration of marriage
  • The Kiss
  • The Signing of the Register
  • Introduction of the couple as husband & wife & presentation of Certificate of Marriage
  • Recessional music

For more information contact me on 0407411472 or email gramatia@lifeceremony.com.au.