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SUE WARNER

Ceremonies created just for you

 

MELBOURNE, GEELONG AND BELLARINE MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

Hi and thanks for visiting! My name is Sue Warner and I am proud to be a civil celebrant. I love my job and will travel near and far just to be a part of someone's special day. I cover the Melbourne CBD, Melbourne's western suburbs, up to Ballarat, down to Geelong, along the Great Ocean Road and the Surf Coast and into The Bellarine.

Whatever the ceremony you are seeking, I am here to help and support you through the process.

I have tried to design this site to be simple and easy to navigate but, if you have any comments, burning questions or just want to run something past me, please don't hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to working with you to create a unique and memorable ceremony, whatever your occasion.

ABOUT SUE

I am a people-person and know this is what attracted me to this line of work. I meet interesting people from all walks of life, each on their own journey and I feel privileged that they have asked me to work with them to tell their special story.

I am a Mum, a wife and a Nana who lives in a beautiful part of the world known as The Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. My background in teaching and educational administration involved a significant amount of public speaking both in Australia and overseas. So when I was asked to conduct my father-in-law's funeral or, should I say life celebration, I felt humbled, privileged and grateful all at the same time. I found the experience of supporting and guiding my husband's family through the process very rewarding and I decided there and then to become a celebrant. Opportunities arise for a reason and I knew I shouldn't let this one pass.

I am organised, friendly, approachable, professional, attentive and have a keen eye for detail. I love my job and life in general. Through my networks I am able to connect you with some a-Mazing suppliers and vendors.

If you decide I am to be your celebrant, I will work with you to create an unforgettable ceremony that you and your guests will cherish.

 

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WEDDING PACKAGES

I know how stressful arranging a wedding can be and it is with this in mind that I offer two price points that I hope will fit within your budget. Please review the packages below and feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss further.

 
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Elopement-style                   $420

Perfect for those wanting a legals-only ceremony. Just you and your fiance, me and two witnesses.

Inclusions and notes:
♥ A meeting to complete the legal paperwork
♥ A ceremony written by me
♥ Lodgement of all paperwork both online and in hardcopy
♥ Package not available on Saturday afternoons
♥ A non-refundable deposit of $190
♥ Travel rates may apply if outside Geelong area

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With the lot....                       $750

This package is for couples wanting a unique ceremony that is created for them and them alone. It will reflect you both as individuals and as a couple and will be exactly all that you want it to be. There are so many options and ideas to explore!

Inclusions and notes:
♥ Obligation-free meeting to see if I'm the right celebrant for you
♥ Unlimited meetings for paperwork and whatever is needed
♥ Unlimited contact via phone / sms / email / skype
♥ My awesome Wedding Kit which has a large range of resources
♥ Suggestions and options for vows, rituals, ring exchange and readings
♥ A unique ceremony written just for you two
♥ Rehearsal
♥ Printed Vows
♥ Souvenir copy of your ceremony
♥ Signing table and two chairs  
♥ PA system
♥ Lodgement of all paperwork both online and in hardcopy
♥ A non-refundable deposit of $375

THE PROCESS

1

Initial Contact

  • You contact me.
  • Check date and arrange to meet
  • If I'm the celebrant you want, lock it in and pay deposit

2nd Meeting (if needed)

  • Only needed if legal paperwork not completed at first meeting
  • I upload legal details to Registry of BDM Online

 

 

2

Ceremony Prep

  • Wedding Kit provided with heaps of ideas
  • You confirm how you'd like ceremony to look
  • I provide as much or as little support as needed
  • I create draft ceremony from your ideas, your love story
  • You and your fiance can adapt and change until it's just perfect!
  • Extra meetings may be organised if needed

Book rehearsal

  • Confirm date and venue for rehearsal

 

 

3

Rehearsal

  • Strongly recommended to ensure we are all on the same page
  • Legal document (Declaration) to be signed
  • Final payment
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4

The big day arrives!

  • I arrive at least 45 minutes prior to ceremony
  • Check everything is ready to rock n' roll
  • You become
    Mr & Mrs!

5

Registration

  • I lodge final paperwork with Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages in State the marriage took place

 

“Thanks Sue for making our day so special. We really appreciated your warmth, humour and consideration for our special circumstances.”
Dirk and Barbara, April 2014

Current testimonials

Tahnee and Jack

august 2017, GEELONG

"There are no words good enough to describe our entire experience with Sue as our celebrant. From the moment we met her we knew that she was the one for us. Sue was extremely warm, inviting, knowledgeable and literally took care of everything. We were given information and help sheets for the whole ceremony, which definitely helped ease the nerves :) All of our guests feedback: "your celebrant was amazing" "your celebrant made the wedding" .. these comments summed up exactly how we felt. There was never any pressure and Sue just fitted in exactly with our relaxed styled wedding. I am actually the happiest bride ever, you feel like a part of the family now. Could not recommend Sue any higher!!! THANK YOU :)"

Toni and Greg's Beach Wedding

July 2017, LORNE

"Sue was fantastic and personable from our very first meeting. Sue gave us plenty of time and never made us feel like we were rushed or our questions were invalid. Having a very small ceremony and some quirky ideas, Sue incorporated all of these and made our day very special. I would recommend Sue to anyone who wants a celebrant that listens to them, incorporates their ideas/personality and makes you feel very relaxed on your big day."

"Sue was fantastic and personable from our very first meeting. Sue gave us plenty of time and never made us feel like we were rushed or our questions were invalid. Having a very small ceremony and some quirky ideas, Sue incorporated all of these and made our day very special. I would recommend Sue to anyone who wants a celebrant that listens to them, incorporates their ideas/personality and makes you feel very relaxed on your big day."

Marianne and Fahad

AUGUST 2017, PORT MELBOURNE

"We knew that we had found the right celebrant as soon as we had our first discussion over the phone. Sue was organised yet has a very relaxing personality which helped to calm my nerves on the day. Thanks Sue for the extra touches you added to the ceremony, made it feel personal and special."

"We knew that we had found the right celebrant as soon as we had our first discussion over the phone. Sue was organised yet has a very relaxing personality which helped to calm my nerves on the day. Thanks Sue for the extra touches you added to the ceremony, made it feel personal and special."

Charles and Emily, Elopement Ceremony, July 2017

Charles and Emily, Elopement Ceremony, July 2017

Charles and Emily's Elopement Ceremony

July 2017, POINT LONSDALE

"Hi Sue,
Thank-you again so much for such a gorgeous, intimate ceremony that felt so romantic and special."

 

OTHER CEREMONIES

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RENEWAL OF VOWS

NAME GIVING

FUNERALS

 
"Sue, my family really appreciates the effort you put into making Dad’s funeral so memorable. It was a trying time for us all and you guided us through with compassion and support. Thanks, Malcolm."
D's funeral, 2013.

 

Please contact me to discuss fees for the above ceremonies.

 
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SAY HELLO!

Feel free to give me a call or drop me a line. I'd love to hear from you.

 0488 053 099

 warnersue@bigpond.com

or, complete the contact form and I'll get back to you shortly.

 
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