Gay Friendly Marriage Celebrant
              specialising in ceremonies for same sex couples
 
Commitment Ceremonies
A commitment ceremony is a non-legal wedding. It can be everything from the big white wedding bash to an intimate Just We Two ceremony for the two of you and me as your celebrant (and perhaps a photographer), and all points in between. You can even have a simple ceremony rather along the lines of what a registry office would provide if we had marriage equality in this country (sigh). But you can be assured that it will be a Not-the-Registry-Office experience - choosing that package merely means that you won't have to do as much homework, but it will still be a warm experience with a personal feel.

Regardless of the style of ceremony you choose I will make sure it is a heart-warming occasion that celebrates your love.

What I definitely don't do is give you a "resource" book made up of hundreds of choices for each part of the ceremony. Too much reading for you, and in the end they all just blur together. I create each ceremony for a particular and unique couple - you.

And unlike many celebrants, I don't have a one-price-fits-all approach. Here are the packages I offer for commitment ceremonies.
 
All commitment ceremony packages include:
  • Professional commemorative certificate using an elegant font
  • creation and performance of a very personal ceremony
  • a workbook version of my best-selling book How to Write Vows that WOW plus any coaching or assistance you might need to ensure your vows are exactly what you want
  • My guides to your rights and obligations and to having a glitch-free, stress-free wedding
  • up to 100 km return travel to your venue (excess to that at a modest charge)
  • Responding to your emails and phone calls (unlimited) from your first enquiry to after the ceremony - often out of normal business hours
  • Advice about how to deal with unusual situations regarding name changes etc that might arise
  • A bound keepsake   
  • Use of a quality PA system if numbers warrant.
 
The Packages

Ultimate Couture Commitment Ceremony from $900

The package for the couple for whom the sky is the limit.  Call me to discuss your needs and together we'll put together a package that meets them.

Couture Commitment Ceremonies $675

A richly symbolic ceremony, including family, friends, a professionally choreographed processional and interesting staging, This is the ceremony package of choice if you plan on having a significant number of guests and a large bridal party and/or rituals that need a rehearsal. This package also includes a copy of my best-selling book Perfect Wedding Processionals. The only published book entirely devoted to the Wedding Processional (most wedding books include about half a page on the subject) this 136 page book is jam-packed with ideas to make your processional a truly WOW feature of the ceremony.

Simpler Couture Commitment Ceremonies $575

Where you want a simpler ceremony, with a small bridal party, uncomplicated processional, and only simple rituals requiring no rehearsal, this is the appropriate package.

Intimate Couture Commitment Ceremony $475

When you have no more than 20 guests, and either no bridal party or only one each

Private Just We Two Ceremony $475

When you want a private romantic ceremony with just the two of you, or the two of you plus two witnesses, this is the package to choose.

Warm and Wonderful Commitment Ceremony ($350 Monday to Friday, $395 Saturday and Sun)

This is an Easy as Registry Office style ceremony with a personal touch. You can write your own vows and have choice about other parts of the ceremony.

Commitment Ceremony Packages (downloadable summary of inclusions)
 
How to Book Your Commitment Ceremony
  • Complete the booking form I will send you AND pay the non-refundable deposit. Both are required to lock the date and time into my diary
  • The balance of the fee is due one month before the ceremony
Please Contact me to enquire about my availability and book your ceremony