WHY is it SO important for every marrying couple to CHECK exactly what a celebrant provides as part of their fee before booking that celebrant?
Here’s a list of what is actually required BY LAW for a Marriage Celebrant to provide to their marrying couples under the Celebrant’s Code of Practice…..
- They must have a copy of this Code available to couples:
- Information to assist couples compose their marriage ceremony;
- Appropriate facilities to interview parties;
- Conduct a rehearsal if required
- Appropriate personal presentation for a marriage ceremony;
- Efforts to ensure ceremony is audible to all;
- Accuracy of documents and the ceremony;
- Arrive at venue by the appointed time;
- If a celebrant is to perform more than one ceremony on that day, arrive at least 20 minutes before allocated times and provide an expected level of service for each (ceremony);
- Ensure legal documents are completed and lodged appropriately;
- Accept evaluation comments from (married) couples;
- Give information to parties on how to lodge a complaint about the celebrant services if necessary;
- The commemorative marriage certificate on the wedding day;
- Provide information to the parties on range of relationship services nearby;
- It is then a celebrant’s OWN CHOICE if they wish to provide their couples with other information or services (ie table and chairs, music, copy of ceremony, wedding supplier information etc).