Q: If we want you to be our wedding celebrant how far in advance do we need to book?
A: As soon as you have decided on your Wedding date, and me as your Celebrant, its best to book ASAP. Once you have paid your deposit it secures your booking.
Q How much deposit is required?
A : I require a deposit $150 This secures your booking for the day. Payment can be cash, cheque or direct deposit. Payment in full must be 14 days before the wedding.
Q: Do we have to use specific vows or can we make up our own?
A: Absolutely! You can either choose from a selection of vows I have, or make your own. I am happy to help guide you through.
A: I am happy to travel from Helensvale to Tweed Heads. Outside of these areas there will be a cost incurred and that will be discussed and agreed upon.
Q: Rain and Inclement Weather !!! ?
A: Please please please !!! always have a wet weather plan, in the climate in which we live this is essential. You don’t want to be stressed out and disappointed on your Wedding Day if you haven’t got plan “B” up your sleeve. Check with your reception venue if they have an area in which you could have your ceremony. Otherwise you might be able to have it at your place or a friend’s house.
Q: What’s the minimum number of people required to “have a Wedding”?
A: The Bride and Groom and 2 witnesses over the age of 18 and me, of course !!
Q: We have decided to get Married next week !! Is that Possible?
A; The Notice Of Intention To Marry Form (NOIM) must be lodged with me no later than one month and one day before the wedding. For Example, if you decide that you want to get Married on March 2nd then the form must be lodged with me no later than February 1st. Please refer to the Menu Titled “Packages” for further information. You can download this form from my website?
Q: If we want to get Married in the Park or on the Beach do we need permission ? Is there a cost involved ?
A: Yes you do. If you want to get married on one of the Gold Coast’s beautiful beaches or in one of our gorgeous parks then you will need to get permission and a permit from the Gold Coast City Council. More information can be found on the Council’s website www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au There is usually no charge applicable.
If you want to get married on one of the Gold Coast’s spectacular beaches you will need to apply to the Chief Lifeguard. For more information please visit the council’s webpage to get married on the beaches or in the parks its “FREE”.
Note: – Remember to check the tide times before you choose the day and time for your beach wedding day as this can seriously affect some locations.
Q:Do we need permission if we want to get married in a public park or beach?
A:Yes. If you want to get married in one of the parks or reserves on the Gold Coast, you will need to complete an application form. More information can be found on the Gold Coast City Council’s website or you can complete an online application here. There is usually no charge applicable.
Q: Who provides the signing table and PA system?
A: I provide the PA system, all decoration is provided by a wedding stylist, which am happy to recommend.
Q: What happens if I need to cancel the Wedding, do I get my money back?
A: This can and has happened. 2 weeks notice before the Wedding is required to obtain any refund. The deposit is non refundable but the balance owing will be refunded to you.
Helpful Hints !
SSSSHhhh be quite !!! If there is one thing that I have learnt it’s sometimes better to keep quiet and say nothing !!
Why?? Well people love to give their opinion whether it’s asked for or not. They are not meaning to be rude it’s just something that us humans do. Too many times have I heard Aunty doesn’t like that idea, or mum thinks we should do something different, or my friend thinks that poem sounds soppy !!!!
It’s YOUR DAY . . . not everyone else’s.
So eliminate the stress attached and simply say “You will have to wait until the day, it’s all a surprise”
Hair !! I have been a hairdresser for 29 years and although I won’t do your hair for your day (I am a Celebrant first and foremost) I can offer some helpful hints.
Take in pictures of styles to give the hairdresser an idea of where you are coming from
If you have a” friendship” with your hairdresser then, he/she should have some great ideas for your hair.
However, this doesn’t mean that you have no input as to how you would like your hair to be on your special day.
Be honest, be open and communicate and don’t turn into a “bridezilla!”as this puts more stress your hairdresser and in the end that could be detrimental to you and your hair !!
If you are using a hairdresser who you have never meet before, again, be honest, open and communicate! Remember, take in pictures
You need to feel that you are in good hands and it’s always essential to HAVE A TRIAL !!!!