Photography by Pete James Photography
Contact me, we'll check the date and make a time to catch up
We meet, discuss your ideas, my suggestions and I step you through the legals
If we're a good match, you sign me up and we complete the FIRST lot of paperwork
You pay a deposit and I issue a receipt. Woohoo, you've got yourself a celebrant!
I upload your data into the Births, Deaths & Marriages (BDM) online system
If there isn't a connection, that's fine, we each go our separate ways. I firmly believe there is a right celebrant for every couple and I'll happily refer some of my colleagues to you.
I send you my extensive Wedding Kit (a whole lot of resources for you) including my questionnaire and worksheet
You let me know what you want (and don't want) in your ceremony - no boring stuff here!
I create the first draft of your ceremony for you both to review
I make any changes required and we go back and forth until it's exactly what you two want
We may have further meetings but, either way, this is when we'll most likely set a tentative date for the rehearsal / run-through
We have the rehearsal with everyone involved in the wedding who is able to make it
We sign the SECOND piece of legal paperwork
I arrive at least 45m prior to the ceremony to set up and check everything is in hand
I do my thang and, voila, you're married!
With the two witnesses, we sign the final THREE pieces of legal paperwork, the certificates
I upload all your paperwork to BDM within two days of your ceremony, but normally the next day, sometimes even that night! And, bang, your marriage is registered!
I then forward you the BDM email announcing it is registered. If you’ve entrusted me to apply for your official Marriage Certificate, it is then processed by BDM and sent straight to your post box! Yup, snail mail but it’s via registered post to make doubly sure it arrives in YOUR hot little hands!
That's it! Easy huh? Oh, and you then give me an incredible review! TIA x