Ceremony Fees

Tailor-Made Ceremony
$990 

The fee is fully inclusive of all ceremony requirements and applies to the Sydney metro area. If your wedding is outside of Sydney, drop me an email and I'll update the fee to reflect the extra time and travel requirement.
 
 
Deposit  $250 (1)
Balance  $740 (2)
Total  $990 (3)

Optional Additional Services

Full Marriage Certificate (issued by NSW BDM)  $56 (4)
Rehearsal with Celebrant (click to read why you don't need one!) $150 (5)

(1)   Payable on booking. The deposit is non-refundable.
(2)   Payable closer to ceremony date.
(3)   Fee quoted applies to Sydney metro area. Please ask for a quote for ceremonies further afield.
(4)   Issued by NSW Births Deaths and Marriages Department and only required if you plan to change surname. I can order on your behalf at cost price. A standard marriage certificate is included in the ceremony fee.
(5) A rehearsal (with celebrant in attendance) is not necessary. Those who feel they really need a rehearsal often do so informally. Feel free to ask me why! Fee quoted for Sydney metro area. Outside Sydney fee is dependent on time and travel requirement.


Kiss Me Quick Marriage Ceremony
$500

The fee is fully inclusive of all ceremony requirements, registration and certificate.
 
 
Full fee payable on booking  $500 

Tailor-Made Same Sex / Commitment Ceremony
$990 

The fee is fully inclusive of all ceremony requirements and applies to the Sydney metro area. If your ceremony is outside of Sydney, drop me an email and I'll update the fee to reflect the extra time and travel requirement.
 
 
Deposit  $250 (1)
Balance  $740 (2)
Total  $990 (3)

Optional Additional Services

Rehearsal with Celebrant (click to read why you don't need one!) $150 (4)

(1)   Payable on booking. The deposit is non-refundable.
(2)   Payable closer to ceremony date.
(3)   Fee quoted applies to Sydney metro area. Please ask for a quote for ceremonies further afield.
(4)   A rehearsal (with celebrant in attendance) is not necessary. Those who feel they really need a rehearsal often do so informally. Feel free to ask me why! Fee quoted for Sydney metro area. Outside Sydney fee is dependent on time and travel requirement.


Kiss Me Quick Same Sex / Commitment Ceremony
$500

The fee is fully inclusive of all ceremony requirements and certificate. 
 
 
Full fee payable on booking  $500 

 


Baby Naming Ceremony
$500

The fee is fully inclusive of all ceremony requirements for ceremonies within the Sydney metro area. 
 
 
Full fee payable on booking  $500 

 


Funeral Ceremony
From $880

The fee is fully inclusive and simple funeral ceremonies will fall within the minimum charge. Funerals which exceed the 10 hour preparation and presentation time will be charged per additional hour. 
 
 
Fee invoiced post ceremony $880 minimum
$75 p/h after 10 hours

All fees on this page are inclusive of 10% GST.

A few words about celebrant fees

There are more than 8000 registered Marriage Celebrants across Australia. With so many to choose from, how do they set their fees and what can you expect for your money?
 
A recent survey carried out by CoCA (the Coalition of Celebrant Associations) found that the average celebrant is a retired woman in her 60s conducting less than 10 weddings a year. That represents a significant part of the industry, where you’ll find cut-and-paste celebrants who only do the occasional wedding in their spare time for a nominal fee.As you go up the scale, you’ll find celebrants like myself running a busy professional business with more experience, more skills, and higher levels of service.
 
I don't charge an average fee because I'm not an average celebrant and I elevate your ceremony above the ordinary. A good celebrant isn't cheap; a cheap celebrant isn't good!
 
Different weddings have different budgets, but whatever you're spending, make sure you spend proportionally in the right places. A lavish party is awesome, but your ceremony is the heart of your wedding day. You may live to regret opting for a cheap celebrant in favour of a few more dance floor pyrotechnics. As the saying goes, the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. And we all know that you get what you pay for!
 
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