Ideas & FAQs
Together we will assemble your tailored order of the service and ceremony structures . As a member of the AFCC, I have Copyright Protection and an Australasian Performing Right Association music license exemption.
We will create a personal ceremony, changing, reordering and/or omitting any part to fit your feel for your special day. I have access to a very wide range of stories, verses, poems and music that can be included in your ceremony, if this is meaningful to you allowing for maximum customisation of the service.
"Lauretta is a warm, professional, organised and enthusiastic celebrant. She made us feel relaxed on the day and ensured everything went as we had hoped. She ensured we were aware of every step of the process and created a script that truly reflected who we are as a couple. She kept in touch the entire lead up and was always available to answer any questions. Lauretta went above and beyond to ensure a smooth day and lead up, particularly as we had extra hurdles due to COVID. She thought of things I had never even considered and offered to assist in any way she could. The ceremony was warm, fun, relaxed and exactly what we had dreamed of. Lauretta paid special attention to details and made sure the day was personalised to us. The beautiful horseshoe gift was the most amazing touch and is something I will treasure forever. We have absolutely no hesitations in recommending Lauretta. Thank you for our wonderful day, Lauretta" - Nicki Klevering
Frequently asked questions
What do I need to know about getting married?
The Attorney-General’s Department lists all the information that concerns getting married in Australia in easy to understand language together with links to all the required forms: Get married
What words must be spoken at my ceremony for it to be valid / legal?
Both the monitum and the legal vows MUST be spoken at your ceremony otherwise your marriage may not be valid.
All authorised Celebrants are required to include a statement (the ‘monitum’) explaining the nature of the marriage relationship in all marriage ceremonies they perform (section 46 of the Marriage Act).
“I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law. Before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter. Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.”
Legal vows: Although you may lengthen the legal vows to include personal promises that you wish to make to each, you must each say the following words:
“I call upon the people here present to witness that I, AB/CD, take you, CD/AB, to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/partner in marriage”. You may leave out lawful or wedded but not both; you must use one of these words.
On working with other wedding industry suppliers ...
Beetlejuice Productions: I had the pleasure working along with Lauretta on a wedding recently. I have also previously attended a friends wedding with Lauretta as their celebrant. From the first wedding she left a pretty big impression. She is fun, passionate and extremely kind. Her energy is exactly what you want on your special day. She cares deeply about the couples on their special day and goes above and beyond. Working along side of her was exactly the same. She was extremely accommodating when it came to things like needing to tap into her PA system for audio etc. she has a way of working with the crowd and calming any nerves on their big day. Anyone would be selling themselves short by not having Lauretta be the one to marry them!