YOUR WEDDING VOWS / CEREMONY

Your wedding ceremony and your Marriage Vows on your special day should be a very personal thing. Couples love to sit at home and choose what their ceremony is going to be like, the length of it,  and the content.  The Ceremony Builder is designed so that you can choose your own wedding ceremony using the many options available.  Building your own ceremony is fun and is all done online in the privacy of your home.

Once you have confirmed your booking, a Username and Password will be sent to you to access  the ceremony builder which has hundreds of  options that you can personalise, making your wedding ceremony entirely your own.

Tailor-make your ceremony to fit your personalities…

Writing your own Marriage vows is so easy with all the examples in the Ceremony Builder that will motivate you, inspire you, and get your creativity working overtime…or use one of the many examples and make it your own.

Poetry and Readings…

Optional Extra ceremonies such as different rituals or themes, including children and/or parents in the ceremony, the candle ceremony etc…

There are so many options available to make your ceremony special and exactly how you imagined it to be.

 

NAMING CEREMONY

The Naming Ceremony is an excellent occasion for cultural expression of life, joy, hope, and acceptance.

Many people are using the non-religious naming service to celebrate the birth of their child. Many Christians, for example, do not believe in infant baptism so choose this naming celebration and then leave the child free to choose or not to choose baptism in their late teens. In fact, all Naming Ceremonies are done or performed on this principle.

There are no legal requirements for this ceremony but you will need to supply the names of those you wish to be guardians plus the name and birth date of child to me.

  • General guideline the ceremony usually includes the following:
    • Introduction and welcome by the Celebrant
    • Acknowledgements of special people in the child’s life (such as grandparents)
    • Recognition of Siblings and their inclusion in the ceremony
    • Promises & Wishes by Parents
    • Godparents, Guardians or Mentors introduction, expectations and promises they would like to make to your child

    Special Rituals (optional) :

    • Such as a Naming Candle,
    • Butterfly Release,
    • Time Capsule,
    • Wishes & thoughts blankets or pillowcase,
    • Wishing Bear

    Or starting of New traditions:

    • Passing on of family heirlooms or jewellery
    • Planting of a tree
    • Presentation of family tree book

    Official Naming of the Child:

    • Poems and Readings – these can be included anywhere throughout your ceremony as appropriate
    • Presentation of the Certificates
    • Final good wish or blessing delivered to the Child by the Celebrant
    • Presentation of the Child for kisses and cuddles!

    A beautiful personalized naming certificate is presented to the child. Certificates for grandparents, God parents or guardians can also be arranged as required.

FUNERAL CELEBRATION

An increasing number of people say they are non-religious and may define their spirituality in different ways. A funeral, memorial, or celebration of life service that reflects an individual’s lifestyle and personality, often mirrors his or her unique nature.

As your celebrant my goal is to ensure that all individuals have the opportunity to participate in a meaningful ceremony when someone they love dies. Learning to live without the daily physical presence of a loved one is indeed, a journey. Meaningful end-of-life ceremonies can be a vital and integrative part of beginning to heal from loss.

I am happy to conduct, burials, cremation, memorial, or scattering of ashes ceremonies. If you have lost a loved one, I would consider it a privileged to be part of that process.

CEREMONY FEES

Fees include:  Interview, Ceremony Preparation, Attendance and Delivery of Ceremony, Preparation of Legal Documentation, Lodging of all Legal Documentation.

WEDDINGS:

Registry Office Style Weddings: (Short n Sweet Option).   If you choose to have the “Short n Sweet” option the fees depend totally on the day and the venue.

All other style weddings:  I will send you a comprehensive choice of ceremony options.  Again the cost of each wedding depends totally on where and when.  My fees range from $295.00 – $565.00

OTHER CEREMONIES
There are many many different options, ceremonies and readings for Weddings, Funerals, Baby Naming and Re-commitments, available and I provide you with plenty of alternatives to ensure you end up with the perfect ceremony.

Most importantly, I do my best to make the process enjoyable and easy for you.

Please let me know if you would like to meet with me to discuss your big day or have any further questions please contact me or send me an email: info@www.goldcoastcelebrant.net.au

I am available to conduct ceremonies 7 days a week

Fees are negotiable depending on circumstances, the amount of travel involved and if the PA system is required.