Frequently Asked Questions About Weddings

Types of Ceremonies

I am often asked to perform simple ceremonies.  I find that I need to explain what is incorporated into my “traditional” ceremony and my “simple” ceremony.  You may be able to identify the style you are wanting by reading the below. 

My TRADITIONAL WEDDING CEREMONY can take between 20 to 30 mins, and can be described as having, but not limited to, the following main aspects:

  • Brides Entrance / walk down the aisle (with music accompaniment)
  • A story told about the bride & groom by the celebrant (professional & personal and easily identifiable as being about the bride & groom)
  • Readings by friends or relatives (optional)
  • A Sub-Ceremony (optional)
  • Exchange of vows, rings & kiss
  • Signing Marriage Certificate
  • Announcement of Husband & Wife 
  • Conclusion of ceremony and exit (with music accompaniment)

A traditional ceremony is the most common form of ceremony if you are inviting 10+ guests.  Prices for this style of ceremony will start at $650-. 


My SIMPLE WEDDING CEREMONY (legals only/no frills) takes approximately 5 mins and consists of:

  • A brief welcome to friends
  • An introduction presenting myself as authorised to marry the couple
  • Exchange of vows, rings & kiss
  • Signing Marriage Certificate

This style of ceremony can be performed in my office, your lounge room or a backyard or similar.  It would normally be performed in front of 2 to 10 guests and will cost around $350- when performed in my office. 

Everyone’s idea of their Perfect wedding is different and please, do not think that the above are set in concrete, they are merely the most common ceremonies I have been asked to perform.  Please do not hesitate to call me to discuss how you would like your ceremony to be.