Elopements & Other Ceremonies
As a celebrant I can conduct ceremonies of all types, not just legal ones. Whether it’s a Vow renewal, Elopement, Commitment Ceremony or a Baby Naming ceremony I can assist with a tailored ceremony for all of those.
•Elopements – from $575
The average wedding can cost up to $45000 so sometimes the idea of eloping can be very attractive!! If you and your partner are looking for the romance of an elopement I can assist you in planning your ceremony. This package includes:
- Unique & Personalised ceremony
- Unlimited Contact
- All legal & insurances
- Travel costs (depending on location)
- Help with advise on any council permits
- Recommendations for local suppliers and venues
- Renewal of Vows Ceremony – from $550
As a couple, you may wish to renew your wedding vows for a number of reasons:
- a special anniversary;
- a turning point in your relationship;
- a new beginning; or
- just because you want to.
This is an occasion where you can be as formal or informal as you wish, with a ceremony based either on your previous ceremony or with a fresh perspective – the choice is yours!
There are no legal requirements for a Renewal of Vows Ceremony so timeframe is completely flexible.
- Commitment Ceremony – from $575
Sometimes there are ceremonies where a legally binding marriage is either not possible or not necessary, for example:
- same sex couples,
- where a legal marriage has already occurred (ie overseas/interstate), or
- where a couple does not wish to hold a formal marriage ceremony.
However, as a couple you may still want to declare your love for each publicly and have your relationship officially recognised in front of family and friends and this is where a Commitment Ceremony is ideal (good excuse for a party too!).
We have complete flexibility in the content of your ceremony, as there is no need to meet any legal requirements. Some useful information below.
Registration of Your Relationship
In most States and Territories of Australia, adults who are in a relationship as a couple can apply for registration of their relationship, meaning they will be recognised as “de facto partners”. Adults in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships are eligible to register.
Click “here” to visit the QLD Births Deaths and Marriages website for more information and application forms.
Same sex couples are currently not able to legally be married in Australia. For more information about the status of Marriage Equality action within Australia, visit the Australian Marriage Equality website “here”