Petite & Sweet Weddings

Sometimes, people don’t want a complicated ceremony. Perhaps you come from another country and want to marry here and celebrate overseas, with extended family. Maybe you are coming up against family conflict or seemingly insurmountable family cultural differences. You might just want to do the ‘legals’ and go off and have a great party! Or you may simply be a private, committed couple who want to marry and celebrate quietly. Or elope! Remember, it is your choice.

If this is you, I can offer my two levels of  ‘Petite & Sweet Wedding’.

Petite & Sweet Wedding Level 1

Level 1 is for those of you that would like a quick, intimate ceremony, with just the closest of family and friends. There are ceremonial elements involved and will take no longer than 20 minutes. This short Wedding is usually held in my home. If you wish me to travel elsewhere, a travel fee applies.

Inclusions:

  • My acceptance and execution of your Notice of Intended Marriage, one month prior to Wedding.
  • One meeting in my home at least one month prior to Wedding to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage.
  • A short introduction and welcome.
  • A choice of two personal vows to choose from, or your own, in addition to the legal vows.
  • A choice of songs, if you wish for music. I can provide a Bluetooth speaker for my iPhone.
  • Exchange of rings, if you wish.
  • A reading of your choice.
  • Presentation copy of your Marriage Certificate.
  • Lodgement of your legal paperwork with Births, Deaths and Marriages.
  • A copy of your ceremony, as my gift to you!

There must be two witnesses to the Wedding aged 18 years or over. I can arrange for two witnesses for you, with notice, if necessary. You may have up to eight guests, in addition to the two witnesses.

Petite & Sweet Wedding Level 1:   $450

Petite & Sweet Wedding Level 2 – Legals Only

Level 2 is for those of you that just want to be legally married, with no ceremonial elements. This ceremony is held in my home, no exceptions, and will take under ten minutes.

Inclusions:

  • My acceptance and execution of your Notice of Intended Marriage, one month prior to Wedding.
  • One meeting in my home at least one month prior to Wedding to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage.
  • Presentation copy of your Marriage Certificate.
  • Lodgement of your legal paperwork with Births, Deaths and Marriages.

There must be two witnesses to the Wedding aged 18 years or over. I can arrange for two witnesses for you, with notice, if necessary. You may have up to two guests, in addition to the two witnesses.

Petite & Sweet Wedding Level 2:   $350

**Petite & Sweet Weddings do not include:

  • Other ceremonial elements.
  • Full personal story of couple.
  • Any further meetings in person before the Wedding Day.

 Petite and Sweet Weddings – Step by Step

1.  Call or email me and make an appointment. It must be at least one month before the Wedding. To secure your booking, I require a $150 non-refundable booking fee for Level 1 and $100 for level 2, which goes towards the charge for the ceremony. Balance is due three days prior to the ceremony, at the latest, via direct deposit. Note that payment is not accepted on the Wedding Day.

2.  So I may begin your legal paperwork, bring to appointment for you both:

  • a current or expired Passport (a cancelled passport not acceptable); OR
  • original birth certificate or original birth extract – copies and certified copies are not allowed – and photo ID, such as driver’s licence.  NOTE: If birth certificate is in another language, a translation by an accredited translator will be necessary, such as the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI): see www.naati.com.au

If you and/or your partner have been married before, I need to see:

  • divorce or death certificate, or annulment papers.

3.  For Level 1, I will provide you with a copy of the Service, a choice of two vows and a choice of music to take away and discuss.

4.  For Level 1, one week prior to the wedding at the latest, you let me know which vow and music (if applicable) you have chosen, or if you have decided to say your own, and if you are having a reading.

6.  Arrive at my home with your witnesses and guests, up to six in total.

And that’s it!! We’ll be finished in a jiffy! Petite & Sweet!!