Wedding Packages

WEDDING CELEBRANT CEREMONY PACKAGES AND PRICES.

I am a Civil Wedding Celebrant servicing all of Melbourne, The South Eastern Suburbs, Mornington Peninsular, West Gippsland and Dandenong Ranges.

My job is to provide the type of marriage ceremony that is exactly want you want that is affordable for you.

There are many Civil Marriage Celebrants in Melbourne who are available for Weddings, Baby Namings and other Civil Ceremonies. Not all are the same. We all offer different levels of service and charge different fees.

I am possibly not the cheapest that you can find, but is that what you want?

My fees are comparable to the Melbourne Registry Office and usually below the Melbourne Civil Marriage Celebrants industry average of $680.00

I offer High Quality service at a reasonable price.

Let me know where and when you plan to get married in Melbourne or its surrounds and I will give you a quote for my Celebrant services.

When you first think about a wedding your mind probably goes to those wonderful, spectacular occasions like a Royal wedding or those that you see in the movies.

You know the ones I am talking about:, lots of beautiful bridesmaids, several little cherubs scattering rose petals, a grand cathedral , 2 or 3 hundred guests waiting with baited breath for the arrival of the Bride looking like a fairy Princess as she floats down the aisle on the arm of her proud but teary father to the sounds of a string quartet or a choir singing while the Cinderella coach or Rolls Royces wait patiently outside.

Now back in the real world there are not too many Australian Couples who can afford that kind of wedding. In my years of experience most couples do not want that either. They would rather save the money on their wedding and put it towards their mortgage. { A very wise choice in my opinion.}

Recent statistics show that the average cost of a very nice, fairly formal wedding for 100 guests and honeymoon will cost you around $40000.00.

Of course you could spend more but many more are choosing to spend a lot less money than that. It is possible and very practical!

See the list at the bottom of this page if you would like to see how that figure of $40000.00 is reached?

I understand that not everyone wants to have the same kind of Fairy-tale Wedding. There are many reasons why someone wants to have a very simple wedding. Others want to elope, while others just want to have the Basic Legal marriage where only bare legal requirements are met.

I try to be very fair in my fees and charge only for the work and travel that I am required to do on behalf of each individual couple. That is why I do not have just one set fee. My fees for a Civil Marriage reflect the needs and budget of my clients for their wedding.

Prices for a Civil Wedding in Melbourne

1.  PLATINUM

THE UNIQUELY DESIGNED WEDDING CEREMONY with full onsite rehearsal: $700.00

For weddings on weekends, public holidays and Valentines day up to 75km from Pakenham. (extra kilometres charged at $0.50 Per Km)

This the choice of couples who want everything about their wedding to be 100% personalised.

It is a ceremony that is written specifically about the couple, for the couple.

There is the option to include extra ceremonies such as sand or candles etc.

The on-site rehearsal to the chosen music ensures that the entire bridal party is confident of who stands where, who does what, how to pass the rings, etc

The children (flower girls and page boy/ring bearers) will become familiar with the venue and not be so distracted on your big day. This option does not leave anything to chance.

2.  GOLD

THE UNIQUELY DESIGNED WEDDING CEREMONY: $550.00

For weddings on weekends, public holidays and Valentines day up to 75km from Pakenham. (extra kilometres charged at $0.50 Per Km)

This the choice of couples who want everything about their wedding to be 100% personalised. It is a ceremony that is written specifically about the couple, for the couple. There is the option to include extra ceremonies such as sand or candles etc.

3.  SILVER

THE PRE- WRITTEN MARRIAGE : $400.00

At your location up to 30km from Pakenham.

$450.00 on the weekend, public holidays or Valentines Day by appointment at your location up to 30km from Pakenham. (extra kilometres charged at $0.50 Per Km)

I offer you a selection of ceremonies and inclusions from which to choose. The ceremonies are about 20 minutes in duration. You may modify them in any way to suit your self. You may select your own vows, readings and music from my (free ) resource folder.

This is an excellent choice for people who want something that is low cost. Even though it is in the lower range of fees, no one will ever know the difference.

4.  BRONZE

THE ELOPEMENT: $350.00

At our property (My Home) weekdays during the hours of 10am and 7pm.

$400.00 on the weekend, public holidays or Valentines Day by appointment.

You may bring up to 10 guests with you. It is a short and sweet ceremony { 15 minutes}. You may include your own readings, vows and music choices.

This option is suitable for Couples who want a very quiet or informal ceremony with only a few guests.

5.  PAPER

THE BASIC LEGAL WEDDING: $250.00

This Ceremony is a brief 10 minute "No-FUSS, No FRILLS" marriage ceremony covering only the legal requirements.

This type of wedding is only available in my home office in Pakenham on weekdays during the hours of 10am and 7pm with just the couple and 2 witnesses over the age of 18.

This is a popular choice for people who will have a cultural ceremony at a later time.

 

I DO CONDUCT OTHER CEREMONIES TO CELEBRATE THE SPECIAL MILSTONES IN YOUR LIFE

No matter what type of ceremony you want and what location you require in Melbourne or the surrounding areas, I will create a tasteful, appropriate and meaningful ceremony for you. It can be quite simple or something that is full of ritual and symbolism which could also include poetry, literature, music and laughter.

Again, the price will vary according to the type of ceremony, date and location, as well as the specific requirements that you may have.

Prices are generally around:

$300.00 for a Child naming.

$300.00 for a standard Birthday or Anniversary ceremony

$200.00 -$300.00 for a pet ceremony

$350.00 for a Commitment Ceremony

$500.00 for a funeral service

$300.00 for a Scattering of ashes

$250.00 for a House -warming

The $40,000.00 Wedding:

Based on a wedding having 100 guests, held at a Mid-Range Reception Centre with a 5Hhr drink package at $115 .00 per person.

Reception with 5 hour drinks package   $11,500.00

Custom made wedding dress   $ 3000.00

Wedding photographer   $ 5000.00

Wedding cake   $ 1000.00

Printing of Invitations, place cards, thank you cards and postage   $ 1000.00

Bridal Shoes, Hair, Nails and Make up   $ 1000.00

Wedding rings   2000.00

Wedding cars   $ 2000.00

Venue and table decorations & Bonbonniere   $ 1000.00

Gifts for the Bridal party   $ 1000.00

Bridal flowers   $ 1500.00

Honeymoon, flights accommodation entertainment etc.   $ 10,000.00

Celebrant /Clergyman m   $ 1000.00

Band or DJ   $ 1000.00

These prices are a realistic expectation of what you could pay depending on who you engage for your wedding. It is not a complete list of the things that you may require for your wedding.

Pease note that the success of your marriage is not dependant on how much you spend on the wedding, but instead on the depth of your love, the level of commitment to the marriage itself and the sincerity of the vows you speak to each other in the presence of witnesses.

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