Available at extra charge for Tailor-Made Weddings

Alex and Ellen Sydney Wedding - Stephen Lee Sydney Marriage CelebrantI ensure you are fully briefed, prepared and comfortable ahead of your ceremony without any need for a formal rehearsal.

With my many years of event hosting and public speaking experience, you can relax and let your ceremony unfold, knowing you’re in professional, experienced and capable hands. And I take an active role on the day to ensure everything happens seamlessly around you.

The best advice I can give you is to remember that I'm right beside you to guide you through every step of the way.

In the lead up to the wedding, I'll send you detailed advice and tips, including my special video, "Preparing for your ceremony", which explains everything with detailed examples. Additionally:


  • - My Wedding Wiki contains good advice on ceremony choreography so you can think about and plan the set-up well in advance.
  • - When I send you your ceremony script, I include stage directions so you can visualise what is happening when as you read through. 
  • - On the day, I speak to everyone before the ceremony begins so we can have a final check and reminder of what’s about to happen.
  • - I ensure guests and the wedding participants are all in the right place at the right time before and during the ceremony.


Formal rehearsals lack the setup and atmosphere of the wedding day, access to the venue can be difficult and getting everyone together is often problematic. Freshness and spontaneity are important elements of a successful wedding day.

Sometimes couples and their friends have an informal gathering over drinks or dinner to practice their walk down the aisle. But should you feel strongly that a rehearsal with me in attendance is absolutely necessary, it is available on request at extra charge. Ask me for details.