CEREMONIES

Weddings

Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage! How exciting and maybe even a little daunting when you consider the many things that need to be done in preparation for your big day.

Naturally, you’ll want (and deserve) to have your wedding celebrated exactly your way. My aim is to work with you to prepare and deliver a fantastic ceremony which is 100% in accordance with your wishes!

I have an excellent sound system, which has two microphones and the capability to amplify your favourite music.

I would be delighted to be your celebrant if you decide to choose me. A huge part of my role is to assist you in ensuring the whole process of preparation and the actual ceremony goes as smoothly and joyfully as possible.

There’s quite a lot to organise, but it’s actually really enjoyable when we break it down into small steps, as follows:

Step 1 – First Meeting

A friendly, no obligation meeting (no charge) at my home (I live close to the CBD) so we can become acquainted and have a chat about your hopes and dreams for your ceremony. We also look at a sample wedding ceremony outline and discuss what sections you want or don’t want.

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Step 2

If you choose me as your celebrant, we meet again to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage and talk about your story as a couple. I then ask you several questions about your relationship (your answers help me to personalise your ceremony so that it’s truly special and unique).

Step 3

Based on our discussions and your answers to my questions, I then craft a draft ceremony for you to comment on and make any changes you want.

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Step 4

We continue to exchange emails as I make any changes requested by you until you are 100% happy with the wording and tone of your ceremony. I also prepare all the legal documents in accordance with guidelines from the Attorney General’s Department.

Step 5

We have our last meeting, usually in the week before your wedding. At this meeting, we complete the final pre-wedding legal document and fine-tune your ceremony – eg- position of the bridal party, how you will say your vows etc

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Step 6

Wedding Rehearsal at the venue (optional)

Step 7

Your Wedding Ceremony!

I hope this information is helpful to you, and I look forward to “working” with you if you decide to choose me as your celebrant.

Enquire about your wedding today!

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Commitment Ceremonies

 

Commitment ceremonies provide a special forum in which you can declare the love you have for one another in front of your family and friends. They are not legally binding, yet have the same ritual and warmth as in a marriage ceremony.

Many couples decide to celebrate their relationship in this way, including same sex couples. I am delighted to be the celebrant for same sex couples who want a commitment ceremony, and hopefully be their marriage celebrant when the law changes.

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Renewal of Vows

Couples who have been married for some time may decide to renew their vows to acknowledge and celebrate their continuing love and commitment.

A renewal of Vows ceremony can be held at any time, but many couples choose a time which coincides with a special anniversary, event or milestone.

As with marriage ceremonies, I enjoy crafting a personalised and unique ceremony which reflects the husband and wife as individuals and as a couple.

Naming Ceremonies

Congratulations on the birth of your child! The arrival of a child brings much happiness, and a Naming Day gives an opportunity to honour a new life and acknowledge significant family members in the child’s life.

It’s also a time when Godparents (mentors) can be appointed.

Children are so special – they are full of promise and are the creators of the future!

Every ceremony I craft is unique to you and your child, and is based on our discussions at meetings in the lead-up to the Naming Day.

Funerals

While this is a very sad time, it can also be a celebration of your loved one’s life and their many achievements, including their significant impact on your life and that of others.

With the passing of a loved one it is important to gather together and mourn together.

My services are personal and professional, and I offer guidance in preparing a ceremony that honours the family and those who have died.

My counselling skills come to the fore on these occasions.

We recently required a celebrant for our mother’s funeral and immediately thought of Deb. She was a wonderful celebrant who assisted with the planning, selection of readings and a very balanced view of our requirements. We were most grateful that Deb agreed to be celebrant and would recommend her for similar ceremonies.
Glen & Eleanor

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