As far as celebrant services go, the fist step after choosing your celebrant is to lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) document with them and show your proof of identity documents. You can lodge your NOIM up to 18 months prior to your ceremony date, however there is a compulsory calendar month waiting period after lodging your NOIM before you can marry. I much prefer to meet in person and complete the NOIM together, however I understand this is not always a viable option and there are several other ways we can do this. Currently a NOIM can be lodged via video call with the celebrant (please note this option is due to end Dec 2023), or there are other nominated people who are able to witness a NOIM before it is lodged with the celebrant. No matter which way the NOIM is lodged, it is still the celebrants duty to view your Identity documents.
To book me as your celebrant I request a $100 non refundable payment to secure your ceremony date along with acceptance of my terms and conditions listed on the booking invoice. We can meet in person or chat on the phone first, or even combine the two and book a video call.
I am happy to go where ever the couple choose, whether that's a rustic barn in the Scenic Rim, a renovated chapel on a mountain top, council parkland or their own back yard. Travel to venues and locations within a 50km drive from my home is included, anything further may incur an additional travel surcharge. My garden is only suitable for elopements and micro weddings with a maximum of 10 guest, and while I love sharing my garden I also love visiting all of the beautiful wedding venues couples get to pick from around South East Queensland.
The gardens at BTTC are suitable for intimate elopements or micro ceremonies with a maximum guest list that includes the couple and up to10 guests. Professional photographers and videographers are not included in guest numbers.
As your celebrant I am all about the ceremony component of your day. I will look after all of the preparation and lodgement of the necessary paperwork, I will explain thoroughly what has to happen during your ceremony to meet legal requirements, I can assist with personal vows, help you decide who stands where and says what, recommend other wedding service providers, suggest websites you might find helpful and I have lots of information and experiences to share with you to help create your dream ceremony.
Some of the larger wedding venues do have co-ordinators that will assist you in pre-ceremony and reception plans if it is all happening in the one spot. If you find everything a little overwhelming and would prefer assistance with arranging your whole wedding day then it may be worth considering hiring a wedding planner, they have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the whole event from start to finish.
I get to meet many talented people in the wedding industry and some I'm lucky enough to work with a repeated number of times and build a really great rapport with. If you haven't chosen all of your wedding day team yet then I am more than happy to recommend Photographers, videographers, cake maker, decor suppliers and venues that I have had enjoyable experiences with and that my previous couples have also been happy with from start to finish.
If you happen to be eloping here in the Beneath The Tree Ceremony gardens then I can offer packages where I have collaborated with a team to provide you with photos and cake to celebrate with as a package. This reduces the number of service providers you need to worry about as it is all in one, but also offers you a small saving to help the budget too.
There are some celebrants who do offer their services as MC for receptions as well as officiating the ceremony and they may require a meal as they will be with you during the reception part of your day, however If I am booked as your celebrant I will be there for your ceremony only, leaving you to enjoy the celebrations with your guests once my official role for the day is complete.