Wedding celebrant and MC packages
Your wedding day will be one of the most momentous days of your life. And it will be completely unique to you and your partner. For that reason, my ceremonies aren't generic - each wedding ceremony is personally tailored to each couple that I have the pleasure of marrying.
See below for my standard packages or if you don't see an option to suit you, chat to me about an à la carte ceremony (e.g. legal only ceremony, small elopement, sunrise ceremony, MC only services, etc.).
Preparing for your wedding can be quite daunting, especially as most couples have never had to organise one before. The good news is, as your celebrant and usually one of the first vendors you lock in, I have a pretty good idea of how the day runs and can be on hand to assist you where needed. I can recommend a pretty awesome bunch of wedding venues and vendors that I have worked with in the past.
But for now, this is an overview of what booking me as your celebrant entails:
A 1-2 hour face-to-face meeting or video call. At this meeting we will go through a wedding checklist and sign your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM). I will need to site your ID for this (e.g. passport or drivers licence and birth certificate).
Second meeting if included
Approximately one hour face-to-face or video call to finalise everything ahead of your big day and go over any final questions you have.
If I am your MC, we will go over your run sheet too.
We'll organise a time to chat face-to-face, via video or phone call.
This is a great opportunity for you to ask me any questions you have and get a feel for if I'm the right celebrant for you.
I will email each partner an individual questionnaire to get to know more about you, your partner and your relationship together. These answers will play a big part in helping me create a heartfelt and personalised ceremony script.
The big day!
I will arrive at your ceremony venue at least one hour prior to the start time. I will have my PA system, script and your printed vows (if reciting personal vows).
If you're getting ready at the venue I will endeavour to pop in and say hello ahead of the ceremony.
If you decide that I'm the celebrant for you, I'll send you through a Welcome Guide and link to your Client Portal, including an invoice, contract and questionnaire.
Confirm your booking by signing your contract and paying your booking fee.
I will write a personalised script for your ceremony. The script will include the required legal components, your personal story that I develop based on our initial meeting and individual questionnaires, and any special requests that you might have (e.g. readings, rituals, etc).
Lodgement of legal paperwork
After your ceremony, I will lodge your legal paperwork to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) on your behalf.
Your marriage registration can take approximately five days to process once received by BDM.
“Getting ‘Hitched by Fabs’ felt like being married by an old friend. Fabs was easy to communicate with and organised and made all the paperwork so easy for us. He understood our relationship and made the perfect ceremony tailored just for us which made us and our guests laugh and cry."
- Megan + Jak