This page is for all those in the midst of wedding planning who are googling “celebrant near me”, “Melbourne Celebrants” or couples wanting to know “how much does a marriage celebrant cost?”. Here you’ll find a smattering of wedding questions I hear regularly from couples on the search for their celebrant and MC.
I also enjoy asking questions on your behalf to other wedding suppliers like wedding photographers, wedding venues and gathering advice from couples freshly married; catch those conversations at The Wedding Guide Podcast
To learn more about me personally, click here.
Yes, it’s the best damn system going around! The Sennheiser LSP Pro 500, it’s perfect for audiences between 10 – 350.
My price varies due to the date, I’ll be cheaper on a Sundays Winter (roughly $1195) than a Saturdays February (roughly $1495) by a few hundred dollars.
If you’re looking for an incredible experience with quality wedding memories, then send me an enquiry and I’ll let you know the cost upfront so you can make an informed decision. Price to be your MC is $990 and I’ll be with you all evening to create the relaxed and natural atmosphere continues.
My price factors in legal documents like Notice of Intended Marriage, my awesome sound system, our meetings, travel and your personalised ceremony.
I’m also happy to stagger the payments to help; I call it… PetePay.
I become the familiar face for all your wedding guests throughout the whole day whom they build trust with right from the start. It also allows your uncle or mate to enjoy the wedding while I run around keeping an eye on time and helping update all your suppliers.
You can play all your music through my sound system, however I highly recommend you choose someone else to press play. That way your friend feels included while I focus and nail your ceremony. For more on ceremony music, check out this blog post.
Yes you can, you don’t need citizenship, you could fly in at 8am, get married at 4pm and away by 10pm on the same day. You still need to do all the legal documentation like the Notice of Intended Marriage; but that’s where I help by guiding you through the process. I’ve married multiple couples from London, Bali, Singapore… and only saw them face to face on the day and still had an amazing wedding day.
The quickest summary is that we meet 3-4 months before the ceremony to sign your NOIM and begin your story.
Have a run-through with the three of us; normally the week of the wedding. Then enjoy your awesome day!
I reach out to who’s available from the community of celebrants I’m connected with. I let you know who’s available and you get to pick. They would use the story we’ve prepared and I pass on that final payment to them.
In all my years of being a celebrant and hundreds of weddings I’ve only had to miss out on a wedding once as I had tonsillitis…I literally couldn’t talk.
Yes, it’s a non-refundable booking fee. The reason is because once you book with me for your chosen time and date I avoid any couple as if they have COVID, no matter how sweet they are or how big their Instagram following may be. I’m all yours baby!!
I ask you about your colours/style and dress accordingly – some couples see previous wedding pictures and ask me to wear the same ensemble. I’m personally waiting for the day I get asked to wear nothing at all #thenaturalistcelebrant
Yes and No, every story that is the epicentre of each ceremony is completely unique because it’s your story. I have a few similar things I say for intro and transitions; but what I love doing is making the most of every moment. For example, when Callum and Breanna forgot the rings…well maybe just watch to see what I did (Watch it here by Bottle Brush Films)
Yea and it was great! I chatted with the friend and gave them guidance and some extra ideas along the way. Then on the day I did everything else, the legals, rings and vows.
To this day I remember it as a cracker of a wedding.
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Planning your wedding and need a Melbourne Wedding Celebrant – Look no further, you’ve found me! I’ll guide you through the whole process; vows, paperwork, story writing and stand by you on the day to deliver the ceremony you desire. Let’s talk!