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Where to from here for your Commitment ceremony?

I am a professional, full time celebrant and therefore I ensure that everything is done in a professional, business-like fashion so that you know exactly what you can expect from me, and what I expect from you in order to enable me to develop, create, and deliver a uniquely personal ceremony that celebrates your relationship..

Now that you've had an opportunity to look through my website, to form an impression about my experience, skill, and knowledge, to see what previous clients have said about my services, you may be wondering what happens next. Hopefully the information on this page will give you a clear picture of what to expect for your commitment ceremony. And by the way, because I'm based in the Brisbane Western Suburbs, Ipswich and Logan are easily accessible. I also travel to Redcliffe, Redlands and Pine Rivers.

  • Choose the commitment ceremony package that will best meet your needs
  • Phone me (07 3378 3005)or email me to check my availability for your date, time, and venue and for a chat and/or further information
  • If you're happy with what I offer and are fairly sure you'd like to go ahead with me, we can arrange to meet  (NB a meeting is not a must-do. iIt is perfectly possible to make all arrangements by phone, email and/or mail and to meet for the first time on your wedding day)
  • When we meet (the meeting will take about 1.5 hours)
  • We will briefly discuss your vision for your ceremony in general terms (I reserve detailed information about the many unique creative additions I have developed, and specific suggestions for your ceremony until you have made a firm booking with me).
  • I will talk with you about the order in which things happen in a ceremony. This is relatively flexible as it depends on your decisions about what you will include in the ceremony.
  • I will explain the timeline I've found to be most effective for ceremony development and what you need to do to provide me with the information I need to develop a unique ceremony for you.
  • Reserve my services for the date, time and place of your ceremony by making a firm booking by completing my Booking Form and paying a deposit of $200
  • I will send you a detailed invoice/receipt together with helpful information to assist you with forward planning
  • I will accept an unlimited number of phone calls and emails
  • Closer to the big day we will start the process of developing your ceremony
  • One month before the ceremony you will finalise the account
  • We will make arrangements for your rehearsal (where included in your package)
  • About two weeks before the ceremony we will finalise the ceremony
  • On the day I will arrive well before the ceremony commencement time in order to set up, liaise with everyone, assist with last minute preparation, and organise the guests.
Commitment Ceremony Packages
Download this summary of what is included in each package and what each costs.

Legal Requirement for Commitment Ceremonies
Although a Commitment Ceremony is not a legal ceremony there is a legal requirement that the celebrant must ensure that nobody present is under the illusion that the ceremony is a legal marriage. I ensure that this is done in a positive way.

From our very first phone call to Jennifer we found her approach to be comfortable, calm and competent, whilst being professional yet personal. These thoughts were proved during our first face-to-face meeting. Communication frequency was appropriate. We had given Jennifer specific ideas and expectations of her as a Celebrant and at no time were we disappointed with her suggestions and ideas and final product. The questionnaire gave us the opportunity to reflect as both a couple and as individuals and proved to be a great tool to both Jennifer and us in formalising the ceremony. Jennifer conducted the ceremony in such  manner allowing our love to shine. Barely a dry eye in the house our guests commented it was the best, most meaningful, personalised civil ceremony they have ever attended. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jennifer. We provide this testimonial with our heartfelt thanks. Kind regards and love Craig & James

Hi Jenny, Thank you so much for helping us with the ceremony yesterday, it was magical and not a dry eye in the place! Thank you for everything (leading up to and including yesterday). Not only did we have a great time but we’ve heard so many fabulous comments about the ceremony, and the way you conducted it.  Everyone really enjoyed it and they definitely let us know which is fantastic! - Michelle and Paula

Just wanted say how wonderful yesterday's ceremony was - so many of our guests commented on how special and personal it was and that they really felt included. Thank you so much for everything and being the backbone of what made our day so perfect. We couldn't be happier! xoxo - Shaun and Chris

We would not have done it without you, Jenny. You helped us through the preparation and guided us on the day. You made us both feel very comfortable, connected, happy, proud and relaxed on such an important day in our lives. Our friends and family still talk about feeling a rollercoaster of emotions on the day. They continue to this day to make several comments about it being the most beautiful ceremony they have ever attended. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts - Hugo and Daniel