Celebrant Services & Prices

As an official civil celebrant, I am legally able to perform the following:

  • Wedding ceremony
  • Naming ceremony
  • Renewal of Vows ceremony
  • Commitment ceremony

Wedding Ceremony

Gold Coast barefoot beach wedding

Gold Coast barefoot beach wedding.

According to wikipedia, a wedding is defined as "a ceremony where two people are united in marriage".

Your wedding is one of those milestone moments in your life and because of that it needs to be celebrated exactly the way you want. So no matter whether you want a cast of thousands at your wedding or just a small, intimate celebration, I can help you create a wedding ceremony to suit your personality as a couple.

Please call me on 0403605057 or email me here so we can talk more about the what we can do to make your wedding ceremony as unique as your love for each other.

The introductory meeting is free of charge which gives you an opportunity to see if you like me enough to marry you on your big day.

If you do engage me to be your celebrant, my price is $600.

Standard inclusions for me to help you get hitched are:

  • Initial meeting to witness and lodge your Notification of Intention to Marry (NOIM)
  • Wedding planning information kit which will help you to plan your ceremony
  • Draft ceremony (which I will write after I speak with you) and then amendments to the draft until you and your fiance are happy with the words we will use in your ceremony - I love to personalise the wedding ceremony to suit the personality of the engaged couple, so let me know what you want and I will do my best to make it exactly as your imagined. I will also help you to write your own vows OR you can select from ones that I have on file (the best thing about the vows is that they can be virtually anything - there is only 1 compulsory vow you both must say in order to make your wedding legally binding)
  • Conduct the ceremony on the day & supply a blue-tooth speaker to play your songs through. I also bring my own PA system which is of a high quality, so your guests will have no problem hearing what I say (I am pretty loud too - LOL)
  • A complete commemorative copy of your ceremony
  • A memento marriage certificate
  • Completion of all legal documentation & postage to Births, Deaths & Marriages office
  • Assistance with helping to change your name after the ceremony (if you opt to take your spouse's surname)
  • Unlimited communication in the planning and lead up to the ceremony - I am always willing to help you as many times as you need while we plan your ceremony.
  • A rehearsal is optional and may be charged for depending on the location. Usually it is held sometime before the big day at the venue where the ceremony is to take place or an alternative place if the venue if not available.

Elopement Wedding
If a small wedding is more your style then an elopement is what you want. Elopement means no fanfare and I love elopements just as much as OTT because it is the love that matters.

For legal purposes, we only need you and your partner and two witnesses at the ceremony (witnesses must be 18 or older and understand English).

Please call me on 0403605057 or email me here as there is a reduction in my price for this type of ceremony.

Naming Ceremony

Mother and baby at naming day ceremony

Mother and baby at naming day ceremony.

If you have a new bub and want to introduce him or her to the world, a naming day is one way to do it with style!

A baby naming ceremony is like a christening without the church.
It can be held most anywhere that you like* and is a way of introducing your latest bundle of joy to family and friends in a meaningful and loving way.

Just like a christening, you can choose to have godparents and let them be a special part of the naming ceremony.

Please call me on 0403605057 or email me here so we can talk more about what we can do to make your naming day a truly perfect day.

Total cost is $350 which includes:

  • Initial meeting
  • Draft ceremony (after initial meeting) and subsequent amendments
  • Conducting ceremony on the day
  • Use of PA on ceremony day
  • Memento copy of ceremony
  • Memento ceremony certificate
  • Unlimited communication in the planning/lead-up to the ceremony

Vow Renewal Ceremony

Happy couple kiss after vow renewal ceremony

Happy couple kiss after vow renewal ceremony.

A married couple may choose to renew their wedding vows as a reaffirmation of their love & commitment to each other. It may be a private vow renewal (just for the two of you) or performed in front of family and friends so you can publicly declare your love for each other all over again!

A special anniversary or significant life event may be trigger the desire to renew your vows and you may exchange vows, rings and even underwear (well, if you want to!).

It is just like a real wedding but is not recognised by law - so everyone is generally a lot more ease on the big vow renewing day!

Total cost is $400 which includes:

  • Initial meeting
  • Draft ceremony (after initial meeting) and subsequent amendments
  • Conducting ceremony on the day
  • Use of PA on ceremony day
  • Memento copy of ceremony
  • Memento ceremony certificate
  • Unlimited communication in the planning/lead-up to the ceremony

Commitment Ceremony

Same sex commitment ceremony Gold Coast beach

Commitment ceremony held for Anne and Mel on the beach at Surfers Paradise in May 2016.
Read Mel's testimonial

A commitment ceremony is a sincere and joyous ceremony for any couple of adult age, either hetrosexual or same sex, who want to make a public declaration of their never ending love and commitment to each other.

Unfortunately, same sex marriages are not yet legal in Australia which is why a commitment ceremony can be a beautiful alternative.

A commitment ceremony can be a carbon copy of a traditional wedding ceremony where you can incorporate music, readings, vows, the exchange of rings, signing and presentation of certificates.

In fact, as a commitment ceremony has no legal obligations, anything goes, and we can design a ceremony that is a true reflection of your love for each other.

Please call me on 0403605057 or email me here so we can talk more about the what we can do to make your commitment ceremony a truly perfect day.

My fee is $400 which includes:

  • Initial meeting
  • Draft ceremony (after initial meeting) and subsequent amendments
  • Conducting ceremony on the day
  • Use of PA on ceremony day
  • Memento copy of ceremony
  • Memento ceremony certificate
  • Unlimited communication in the planning/lead-up to the ceremony

Note: I am happy to travel Ormeau – Cabarita for the price quoted.  There may be a fee for petrol and time if I travel outside this area.



Call Sue on 0403605057