Holding Hands

All Other Ceremonies

Non-Legal Ceremonies are a great alternative for those couples who don’t want to be officially married, are unable to be legally married or had so much fun the first time, want to sentimentally reaffirm their love all over again. Wedding Celebrants LOVE love no matter what the circumstances!

I offer two Non-Legal Ceremonies: Renewal of Vows and a Commitment Ceremony.

Renewal of Vows

After a while, couples love to reaffirm their commitment to each other by renewing their wedding vows. This strengthens your bond and reminds each other of the all the reasons you got married in the first place. These can be elaborate affairs just like an official wedding, or they can be sneaky destination affairs with just close family and friends in attendance. The choice is up to you!

Commitment Ceremonies

Until same-sex marriage became legal in Australia in 2017, many couples opted for a commitment ceremony instead - pretty much identical to a marriage ceremony, but not recognised by law. Now that same-sex marriage is legal, many couples are now happily becoming legally married. But this is not to say there isn't any place for commitment ceremonies anymore! Some couples prefer the simplicity of a commitment ceremony without all the burdensome paperwork. Other couples opt for a commitment ceremony due to complicated legal situations (e.g. previous marriages). Whatever the reason, if a commitment ceremony is your thing, I am more than happy to perform this for you and your partner!

What's included:

  • Free no-obligation meeting to chat about ideas etc. I visit couples all over the Northern Rivers.

  • 100 page ceremony guidebook filled with ideas. This is amazing, it is filled with ideas that you highlight and that gives me a sense of direction for how I write your ceremony.

  • Unlimited face-face meetings.

  • An amazing beautifully written personalised ceremony filled with all your ideas.

  • Personal vows that we build together, all the help you need.

  • Face-face ceremony draft reading (so exciting). I do not email this first, you hear it from me direct.

  • Unbelievable amount of support for calls and emails and face-face meetings.

  • Rehearsal within 2 weeks of the date.

  • Beautiful copy of the vows as a keepsake.

  • A beautifully printed Decorative certificate with calligraphy font.

  • High Quality PA system & microphones.

  • Ceremony music of your choice.

  • I arrive one hour before the ceremony and provide an elegantly dressed signing table and chairs

  • All travel within 100 kms of Lismore.

* A deposit is required for confirmation of booking. Travel costs additional when over 100kms from Lismore.

So how much will a non-legal ceremony cost me?

 

I have a very simple pricing structure:

Extras include:

  • $100 fee for Public Holidays

  • Travels costs for anything over 100kms from Lismore

Payments are made as either:

  1. Payment in full upon booking or

  2. $250 non-refundable booking fee, 50% upon the 1st draft of the ceremony being written or 3 months before the wedding and the remaining balance one month before the wedding.