Frequently Asked QuestionsBelow is a list of questions I often get asked or asked myself when I was getting married. I have tried to make it as comprehensive as possible without being daunting. However, if you have a question and it isn't on the list, please feel free to get in touch!
Before the Day
What happens at the first interview?
The first interview is a chance for me to get to know both of you and a little bit more about the ceremony you are looking for. It’s a very informal conversation, where you get a chance to meet me and see if I am going to be right for you. This tends to take in a cafe or a pub – somewhere we can have a good chat and get a coffee or a wine. While I make every effort to meet you face to face, something this isn’t possible so we do a Skype chat instead.
Where do we meet?
I have a couple of places where I normally meet my couples. Specifically these are: Cafe Lua in Carlton, Capitol Kitchen in Chadstone, Switch at Knox and The Fire House in Ringwood. However, if these are particularly difficult for you to get to please let me know and we can chat about an alternative location.
When do these meetings occur?
If I meet with you, am I obligated to book you?
Do you charge extra for a rehearsal?
Can you help us choose our music?
Do you use 'off the shelf' ceremonies?
Can we write our own vows?
Absolutely!!!!! I am available to assist, guide, give you some starting points etc. and make sure they compile with legal requirement (you must state your name, the person’s name you are marrying, that you are making these vows in front of the witnesses present or words to that effect and that you are taking them to be your lawful wedded husband/wife/spouse).
Do we have to write our own vows?
On the Day
What will you wear?
Do you travel to weddings?
What time do you get to the venue on the day?
Do you do more than one wedding a day?
Do I need to provide a PA?
Can you provide the music?
Absolutely! My PA is ipod and CD compatible. The easiest way is if you send me the name of the songs you want and I create a Spotify playlist . Then all you have to do is nominate a guest or ask your function co-ordinator to play DJ on the day! I also provide background music perform the ceremony and are happy to take requests for this playlist!
Do I have to talk into a microphone? Can I just say I do?
What happens if it rains or there is another 'disaster' on the day?
What documents do I need to provide you? (For Weddings Only)
How soon after we meet you can we book you? How soon after booking you can we get married?
You can book me at the time of our interview by paying a $200 deposit. By law, you need to complete a Notice of Intention to Marry a minimum of one month prior to being able to marry. For renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies this is not a requirement.