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Ceremony Packages

After an initial chat clarifying your specific requirements – including your ceremony size, venue location and the extent of personalisation you want within the script – I will provide you with a detailed written quotation accompanied by a comprehensive Service Agreement.

Whilst some celebrants are priced lower and others are much higher, I unquestionably offer outstanding value for money.

Each and every couple who provided written feedback have confirmed that my prices are always ‘cheap’ or ‘fair’ – and have never  been rated as ‘expensive’.

My packages contain much added value. For instance, some wedding packages include the additional official Marriage Certificate (which is sent to you by Express Post direct from the Registry) as well as, if required, a discount voucher for a popular name-change service. These items alone are valued at around $100.

Wedding & Elopement Packages

CLICHÉ ALERT!  If your ‘destination’ is to become legally married, then these are the various elopement and wedding ceremony ‘journeys’ to get you there. Like most exciting trips, you get to choose your own preferred class of travel, with inclusions for each package detailed below. Bon Voyage!

  • Economy:  If you are simply crying out “just marry me!”, then this package is designed especially for you. We complete the necessary legal documents and also say all the mandatory language at a brief and minimalist Legals Only type ceremony.
  • Premium Economy:  Or perhaps you would rather some simple personalisation in an unpretentious elopement Up Close & Personal type ceremony that doesn’t break the bank?
  • Business:  Otherwise let’s create a more elaborate Full Monty type of ceremony (without the nudity!) to tell the story of you both as individuals and as a couple, and maybe even include some audience participation for good measure!
  • First:  And for the ultimate in ceremony flexibility, preparation and delivery, featuring a range of quality keepsakes for you and your wedding party to forever remember The Big Day, check out the All the (Wedding) Bells & Whistles type ceremony package

PRO TIP!  The ‘Business’ package is certainly the best value – and it’s also the most popular of all the wedding package deals on offer. Go figure!

Scroll below to compare all your options for wedding and elopement packages…

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Availability Weekdays (excluding public holiday periods) Weekend mornings and weekdays (excluding public holiday periods) Day and evening on weekends and weekdays (excluding public holiday periods) Any day or evening
Date exclusivity Included
Maximum venue distance from Hepburn Springs (one way) 50km 100km

Anywhere in Victoria

Anywhere in Australia

Vehicle mileage allowance (return)

100km 200km

800km

1,200km

Mileage additional to allowance (current ATO rate per km)

72 cents

72 cents

72 cents

Interstate travel At cost
Script content Government mandated, legally compliant script Legally compliant script, with up to 6 points of back-story and personalisation Legally compliant script, with broad back-story and personalisation Legally compliant script, with comprehensive back-story and personalisation

Script amendments

Up to 2 revisions Up to 4 revisions Up to 6 revisions
Souvenir script

Electronic PDF

1 hard copy

Up to 12 bound hard copies, with 10 selected images from couple’s photographer

Virtual meeting (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, phone)

1x 60 minute 1x 90 minute 1x 90 minute 1x 90 minute

In-person meeting/s

Up to 1x 90 minute Up to 2x 90 minute
Rehearsal 60 minutes 90 minutes
Presentation certificate Included Included Included Included

BDM Registry lodgement

Included Included Included Included

BDM Registry official certificate (Express Post delivery)

Included

Included

Access to online information resources

Included Included

Name change discount voucher (if required)

Included

Included

Legal letters (if required)

Additional $100 each

Additional $50 each

Up to 4 included

Included

Readings Up to 2 Unlimited
Ring ritual Included Included Included Included
Additional ritual 1

Up to 2

Lectern, signing pen, table, chairs, tablecloth

Included Included Included Included
Professional PA system

Additional $100, if required

Included Included
Couple wellbeing pack Included Included Included

Written service agreement, with fixed-price guarantee

Included Included Included Included

Package price (inc GST) for ceremonies conducted Oct – June

$400

$600

$800

$1,400

Bonus for ceremonies conducted July – Sept (no further discounts available)

$50 discount (package: $350)

$100 discount (package: $500)

$150 discount (package: $650)

$200 discount (package: $1,200)

Life’s other  Rites of Passage

Beyond weddings and elopements, there are many and varied other milestones of life which are similarly worthy of recognition, ritual and celebration.

And unlike weddings, these sometimes lesser-known ‘Rites of Passage’ are generally not inhibited by legal requirements. Accordingly, they offer far greater flexibility and often informality compared to some weddings and elopements. And so, these ceremonies can usually be relatively inexpensive to conduct.

Don’t forget, the quality of my services are guaranteed.

The list of ceremony categories below is certainly not exhaustive, but may offer some suggestions on events that are certainly well worthy of celebration. I’m more than willing to help create any type of ceremony, even if it’s not specified below.

  • Relationships:  Apart from weddings and elopements, romantic relationships can also be publicly acknowledged and rejoiced by announcing to the world that “we still do” with Renewal of Vows and Commitment Ceremonies.
  • Growing families:  Modern growing families offer many reasons (and excuses) to celebrate, including New Baby, Adoption, Naming, Coming of Age and Blended Family events.
  • Life:  As our population matures, so we are more frequently celebrating lives – and indeed life itself – through Memorials, Ash Scattering or even Living Wakes. These rituals offer proven therapeutic benefits particularly at, and after, times of loss, grief or bereavement.
  • Pet Parenting:  And not to be outdone, our beloved ‘fur-children’ family members are increasingly embraced with Pet Welcome and Pet Memorial ceremonies. Like the ceremonies celebrating the lives of humans, providing ritual after the loss of a companion pet is established as delivering significant healing benefits for adults and, of course even more importantly, also for children – particularly those who may be experiencing their first loss.

Scroll below to compare options for all your other ceremony packages…

RELATIONSHIPS

 

 

  • Renewal of Vows
  • Commitment Ceremonies

GROWING FAMILIES

 

  • New Baby
  • Adoption
  • Naming
  • Coming of Age
  • Blended Families

LIFE

 

 

  • Funerals
  • Memorials
  • Ash Scattering
  • Living Wakes

PET PARENTING

 

 

 

  • Pet Welcome
  • Pet Memorials

Vehicle mileage allowance (return)

200km 200km 200km 100km

Mileage additional to allowance (prevailing ATO rate per km)

72 cents

72 cents

72 cents

72 cents

Script content Personalised with broad back-story Personalised with broad back-story Personalised with broad back-story Personalised with broad back-story

Script amendments

Up to 2 revisions Up to 2 revisions Up to 2 revisions Up to 2 revisions
Souvenir script 1 hard copy 1 hard copy 1 hard copy 1 hard copy

Virtual meeting (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, phone)

1x up to 90 minute 1x up to 90 minute 1x up to 90 minute

1x up to 60 minute

Additional, personal meeting (if required)

1x 60 minute 1x 60 minute 1x 60 minute
Rehearsal, if required 60 minutes 60 minutes
Presentation certificates, as appropriate Included Included Included Included

Professional PA system, lectern, signing pen, table, chairs, tablecloth

Included

Included

Included Included

Written service agreement, with fixed-price guarantee

Included Included Included Included

Package price (inc GST) for ceremonies conducted Oct – June

$500

$400

$550

$150

Bonus for ceremonies conducted July – Sept (no further discounts available)

$100 discount (package: $400)

$100 discount (package: $300)

$100 discount (package: $450)

$50 discount (package: $100)

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