Let’s Work Together 2018-07-10T15:20:57+10:00


Let’s work together …

To ensure a seamless, high-quality ceremony that fully meets the needs of the bride, the groom and the law, we need to communicate often and well.

SamMegmeSome couples may call/email and request the booking there and then. Others prefer to meet in person before making a commitment. Depending on where you live and how busy you are, I would suggest we have one or two face-to-face meetings plus e-mails and phone calls as required and, if possible, I would recommend having a rehearsal before the actual ceremony.

It’s worth pointing out that my fee is more or less fixed. The number of meetings and other interactions should not have an impact on it unless there are exceptional circumstances that require a great deal more work than is usual.

Here’s an example of a schedule:

  • First, an initial no-obligation meeting at my home/office in Noosa Waters to make sure you think the chemistry is good between us. That might not be possible for couples from interstate or overseas. In that case, it might be more convenient to communicate via email, phone and/or Skype.
  • Note: if both parties are happy to work together, a fee deposit will secure your date.

    During that initial meeting, I would explain to you the need to lodge the NOIM (the government’s ‘Intention to Marry’ form) which kickstarts the legal process. We would also have a general discussion about personalising your ceremony.

  • Next, I’ll send you a questionnaire that helps me get a feel for the kind of wedding you have in mind and the individual “must haves” that will stamp your personality on the whole ceremony.
  • Thereafter, we communicate by phone or e-mail to fine-tune the creative side of your dream ceremony. My No 1 goal is to help you craft a ceremony that truly reflects your wishes and personalities.

The sort of things we’ll explore include: Have you a special theme in mind? Is there a place you have always dreamt of using as a backdrop to your special day? Are there particular poems, songs or readings that have special meaning for you both?

It would be my pleasure to give guidance on readings, songs, vows and rituals. These can be conservative or whimsical – romantic or spiritual.

Then there’s your ceremony venue, music, dress code and colour schemes to discuss …

  • Finally, just prior to the ceremony day, we would finalise and approve the ceremony script and, if possible, have a rehearsal.