Where to from here for your Renewal of Vows?

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 the success of your marriage and/or enables family and friends to celebrate with you after getting married elsewhere.

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 renewal of vows 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 renewal of vows 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, it is perfectly possible to make all arrangements by phone, email and/or mail and to meet for the first time on the big day)
  • When we meet (the meeting will take about 1 hour)
  • 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)
  • 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.
Renewal of Vows Ceremony Packages a summary of what is included in each package and what my charges are..

Legal Requirement for Renewal of Vows
Although a Renewal of Vows 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.

Hello Jennifer, I wanted to thank you for the lovely evening my wife and I had. It was truly a special night. My wife was still crying when she went home and read through the service you gave us and she intends to carry the stone in her bag. Thanks again for helping make our night special. Regards,
Matt - who arranged for me to conduct a special 20th wedding anniversary celebratory ceremony as a surprise for his wife.

Hello Jennifer, I just wish to convey my sincere thanks for such a beautiful ceremony that you performed for Candice (my daughter) & Chris. It was so personal and full of love the memories of that special day will stay with me forever. Everyone was inspired and moved by the ceremony and commented on just how beautiful it was. Everything was so perfect with the personal touches that were included in the ceremony it was very hard by all to keep a dry eye on the day. Thank you again I would highly recommend you. Kind Regards, Dianne (Mother of the Bride). Chris and Candice celebrated their marriage with family and friends in a formal reaffirmation of vows featuring an unusual variation on the sand ceremony.

And an email from Candice herself: 
I'm so sorry it's taken so long but we do want to say a huge thank you - everything went perfectly on the day and it wouldn't have been as spectacular and romantic as it was without all your help and expertise.  Words really can't describe how amazing the day was and how special we both feel