Congratulations on your engagement!
When you are to be married, it is only natural that you want the best money can buy. When it comes to choosing a Celebrant, it is important to choose one you like and of course one you can afford.
My name is Eunice Phipps, I’m a Registered Marriage Celebrant Legally Authorised to perform Marriages in Australia.
I specialize in quality ceremonies at an affordable price
I offer three different wedding ceremony packages:
An Elopement Ceremony is one where the only people present are the couple, their two witness and the celebrant. These Ceremonies are sometimes referred to as 'A Legals Only Ceremony'. No rehearsal required. Price upon request.
Your choice of three pre-written ceremonies. The only changes you can make to these ceremonies is to leave something out. Although all three ceremonies are lovely, they may not be a reflection of your love. They do not tell your story. No physical rehearsal is included for the price, however you are given a copy of the ceremony with rehearsal instructions written in red and we go through these instructions at our final meeting before your ceremony. Price upon request
Fully Personalised Ceremony
Tell the story of how you met, write your own vows, choose blessings, poems and rituals to enhance the sentiment of your ceremony. A unique ceremony written especially for you. Rehearsal included. Price upon request
All of the ceremonies listed are available to same sex couples.
Non-refundable booking fee
I offer an obligation free first meeting, where you can see if I am suited to your needs. Once you decide to choose me as your celebrant a non refundable $150 booking fee must be paid to secure my services for the date and time of your Wedding. (This booking fee is included in the full quoted price of the ceremony). The balance of my fee is due to be paid at least two weeks prior to the ceremony and is not negotiable.
Arrangements can be made to pay off the balance as long as it is paid in full by the due date.
I reserve the right to refuse to conduct the ceremony on the day if:
The balance owing has not been paid.
If either party is deemed by me to be intoxicated prior to the ceremony starting.
I am a member of the Professional Celebrants Association and in the unlikely event that I am taken ill on the day of your ceremony I will arrange for one of my colleagues to step in and take over delivering the ceremony I have prepared for you. They will ask to see the same original documents of proof that you have provided to me.
I have my own PA system for use at the Ceremony. I can provide a signing table, chair and white table cloth. I am affordable, easy to talk to, friendly and reliable.
My calendar is filling fast, check my availability for your date and time and arrange for your obligation free meeting.
Your requirements for Marriage in Australia
You must be 18 years of age or over to marry in Australia.
You are required to give notice in writing to your chosen celebrant no less than one month and no more than eighteen months prior to your chosen ceremony date, by completing a Notice of Intended Marriage which I will provide at our first face to face meeting.
You will also need:
Your full original Birth Certificates.
Divorce certificate if you are divorced and death certificate of former spouse if you are widowed as evidence that the marriage has Legally Ended.
Photo Identification such as a drivers license or adult proof of age card
A current passport is also accepted as proof of name, date and place of birth.
Planning The Ceremony
Every Ceremony is different
A typical Ceremony might include: The Arrival of the Bride accompanied by the person who is giving her away eg: Father, Mother or both, Brother, Uncle, Good Friend or No one.
Processional: Bride and her attendants walk to join the Groom who is already waiting accompanied by his attendants. A favourite song might be played here.
The Giving Away of the Bride by Father or chosen persons.
Vows of Affirmation otherwise known as the Asking.
Reading or Poem by myself or by a guest. A prayer if requested, or a singer performs a song of special significance if requested.
The vows: the Bride and Groom may choose to say their own vows to one another or they can repeat after me, vows they have chosen. NB: In every marriage ceremony I perform there are words that by Legal Requirement I must say to make a Marriage Legal and Binding.
The giving of rings. It is tradition to give rings and not a legal requirement. Some couples prefer that only the Bride receives a ring while most couples have rings for both the Bride and the Groom.
The pronouncing of Husband and Wife and the Kiss, Signing of the register and certificates
The formal introduction of the Newly Married Couple as Mr and Mrs.
Conclusion I thank the Guests for attending on behalf of the Bride and Groom and give a brief explanation of what is to happen next EG: Guests congratulate the Couple, Refreshments for guests while official photographs are taken. Information about the Reception (where, when) Any other thanks requested.
"Special moments in your life become memorable when you share them with the people you love"
Phone: 07 32904247