A couple can renew vows at any time they wish. The ceremony doesn't contain any legal aspects and there is a requirement to make it clear that the ceremony is not a legal marriage ceremony.
Renewing your vows can be a great way to tell each other how much you love each other and to mark a special milestone or anniversary in your marriage.
The ceremony might reflect back on the couples marriage, how the relationship has changed and grown, the challenges and the fun times and the hopes and dreams for the future. Some couples exchange rings again, it is totally up to each couple what they decide to do.
You can personalise the ceremony to reflect what is important to you and have as many quests as you wish to 'witness' your renewal of vows. Your renewal of vows ceremony could include, poems, readings, music and a special ritual for example a candle ceremony, sand ceremony, tree planting or hand fasting ceremony. There are no legal components and there is no paperwork required.
My fee is $270 and includes all meetings, phone calls, emails, performing the ceremony and travel up to a total of 50 km. There is a small fee for distances beyond this. I will listen carefully to your ideas and work closely with you to help you design your ceremony.
I will also provide you with a sample ceremony and ideas about poems, readings, music and symbols.
You will need to pay a $70 non-refundable booking service fee to secure your ceremony date and time. The balance of your fee, $200, will be due 7 days prior to your ceremony.
My services include:
an initial no cost, obligation-free meeting to discuss your ideas and how we will work together to write your ceremony, who will be involved (yourselves, your children, family, friends) and any special symbols or rituals you would like.
If you decide to proceed, I will prepare an invoice and ask you to pay a non-refundable booking service fee, the balance of your account is then due 7 days prior to your ceremony date.
Unlimited meetings, phone calls, emails are then included to ensure that we finalise your ceremony prior to the ceremony date.
I will provide a PA system for the ceremony and will also provide an additional bluetooth speaker, if required, which you can use to play your music for the ceremony (please note that I am not able to operate the device for playing your music as I am performing your ceremony).
I would be honoured to be your Celebrant and to help you make your ceremony really special.
Give me a call or if you prefer send me an email.We can have an initial chat and work out how you would like to proceed.
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.