Celebrate You By Sue Jennings

Rating
(9 reviews)
 
Service Area
Adelaide and Surrounding Areas
Business Hours
By Appointment
Average Pricing
$650
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'Celebrate You' by Sue Jennings offers a personalised celebrant service for your special day. I will carefully craft a unique ceremony for your wedding, commitment, vow renewal or naming day. This is your day, let's make it about you!

Welcome to Celebrate You!

It is important to find the right celebrant, so let’s get to know each other and Celebrate you!

Whether it is an extravagant wedding ceremony, personal vow renewal, or special naming day, I will craft each element with care.

As your celebrant I will take the time to know who you are as a couple, to understand your connection, what you truly love, adore and even tolerate about each other.

I will work with you to ensure that when your special day arrives, you are at ease, knowing that your beautiful ceremony will set the tone for a fabulous day.

As your celebrant, I will support, guide and facilitate your special day. My sensitive nature means that I genuinely care, I will ensure that your ceremony represents you because my goal is to make you shine.

By nature, I am warm, sincere and a bit of a perfectionist. This means that I will craft a ceremony that represents your relationship and your style. Even down to the little things, like working with your photographer to make sure they are getting the perfect shot every time.

You may have ideas, readings, or rituals that you wish to include and I will work closely with you to ensure your ceremony is exactly as you pictured.

Under the Marriage Act 1961, there are certain obligations that a couple must fulfil. As a registered civil celebrant, you can trust that I’ve got it covered and will make these legalities simple and uncomplicated so we can focus on the fun stuff!

My fees include:

-Preparation and lodgement of all legal documents.
-Meetings, all communication and rehearsals as required.
-Examples of music, verses, readings and rituals as well as vow support.
-Preparation of your personalised ceremony.
-Provision of PA system with microphones and bluetooth to accommodate your music choices.
-Keepsakes to include Commemorative Marriage Certificate and Ceremony Booklet with your personal ceremony script.

If you would like more information please fill out the form and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.


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Questions and Answers

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How much input can I have to my wedding ceremony?

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings

You can have and I would encourage you to have a huge amount of input to your wedding. There are certain parts of the wedding ceremony that must be included to satisfy the legal requirements, however, as long as these are included in some part, then I will guide and support you in creating a ceremony that is uniquely yours.

I don't want a boring wedding, but am not sure what my options are.

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings

This is where I can help you.  I have a range of readings, verses, music and rituals that you can choose to include in your ceremony. The key to a unique and special wedding is to put your personality into it.  That is why it is so important we get to know each other, so I can craft something very personal, it will be more meaningful for both you and your guests. You may have a particular passion, perhaps an interest that brought you and your partner together, let's workshop how this may feature in your day. Some couples want a themed wedding, others want something very simple and for some, the more elaborate the better. My job is to help you achieve what you want your day to look like. On your special day, it's important to celebrate you, your way.  

Why are celebrant's so expensive, they only work about 20 minutes on the day

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings

A celebrant's job is often underestimated. To become a celebrant in Australia, one must successfully complete a Certificate IV with a registered training organisation. The Attorney General's Department must then be satisfied that the applicant is fit to become a "registered" celebrant and this process involves a comprehensive background check, referencing and an exam. On a yearly basis every celebrant must pay a registration fee to the AG and must undertake ongoing professional development. Your celebrant has to maintain equipment such as the PA system, update resources and stationery including legal documents such as the official wedding certificate that must be lodged with the department of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Then there is the time involved behind the scenes. Most celebrants will communicate with their couple numerous times via phone, email and text as well as meeting with them to meet and greet, sight documents and rehearsals. The script for the wedding ceremony will usually undergo numerous edits to ensure it is accurate, appropriate and importantly personalised for the couple. This is just a brief insight into the celebrant role, which involves a lot more than just a 20 minute ceremony. 

What are the legal requirements for two people to be married in Australia?

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings

You must be over 18 years of age.  If one person is under the age of 18 marriage is still possible by parental consent as per section 12 of the Marriage Act. A Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) must be lodged with a Celebrant at least one calendar month prior to the wedding ceremony and is valid for 18 months.  I will prepare the document and witness your execution of the document.  You must present your original birth certificates or passports and another form of photo ID (i.e driver’s licence).  If either of you have been previously married, I will need to sight an original Divorce Certificate or Death Certificate.

To obtain a copy of your Birth Certificate or the Death Certificate of your former spouse contact the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

If you require a copy of your Divorce Certificate or Decree Absolute, contact the Family Law Court in the state in which the marriage was dissolved. For further details visit Family Law Courts.

  • If parties born overseas do not have a passport and are unable to obtain a full birth certificate, I can prepare a statutory declaration for your execution.
  • Foreign language documents must be translated into English and a NAATI accredited Translation Certificate supplied.

a. The ceremony must be witnessed by two people, over the age of eighteen years.  I cannot act as a witness.

b. The Marriage Act 1961 requires that certain statements are included in your ceremony.  I will explain this in more detail at our first meeting.

c. You must sign a declaration to state that there are no legal impediments to the marriage e.g. being married to someone else, the bride and groom being too closely related etc.

How long does the average ceremony take?

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings

Most civil marriage ceremonies last between 10-15 minutes with an extra 5-7 minutes for the signing of the marriage register and certificates. Your ceremony may be shorter or longer depending on the content you would like to include.

Allowing 30 minutes from start to finish is a good guide.

Reviews

(9 reviews)
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7 Nov 2020

Can't rate Sue highly enough. Her ability to balance professionalism and personalism isn't easy to do but she made it look effortless. From our very first meeting to signing our marriage certificate Sue was always prepared and able to guide us through all the official and ceremonial elements of getting married. Sue also helped us tailor the ceremony to whatever we wanted and worked with other suppliers on the day to ensure everything came together.

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Thank you George and Jackie for your very kind words. I really value your appreciation of my efforts in providing both a professional and personalised service as this is always my aim. You were a joy to work with, our meetings were full of good humour and I was excited to be a part of your beautiful day. I'm so glad that it was the day that you had hoped for and that beautiful memories were created, that will bring smiles and comfort in the many years to come. Best wishes to you both for an amazing future. Sue X

5 Sep 2020

Sue was amazing, we didn’t know where to start we didn’t have any idea about what we need to organise for a wedding paper work wise. Sue kept us organized and assisted us and reminded us when things were coming up and what we had to do. She was very relaxed and easy going and made us feel comfortable when having a meeting to discuss the wedding. When we first met Sue we knew straight away we wanted her as our celebrant. She read over our vows we had written for each other and offered advice or ideas when we needed it. Every step of the way she supported us. On the day of our wedding she was organized and did an amazing job with the ceremony. She helped the ring bearer, bridesmaids and groomsmen feel at ease. We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant.

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Katrina and Thomas, thank you for your lovely review and for choosing me as your celebrant. I know that organising a wedding ceremony can seem overwhelming and it was perfectly natural that you felt nervous. My goal was to put you at ease and support you as much as possible. I loved working with you both and on the day you were stars! Enjoy all of the thrills and challenges of life as husband and wife. Best wishes to you both. Sue x

5 Jul 2020

Absolute perfection! I could not overstate how happy we were with the service that Sue provided us leading up to and on our wedding day. Sue is such a warm, and professional celebrant. The level of detail, care and preparation that went into the wedding ceremony was truly touching and over and above what we ever expected. If you want the best, you won’t be disappointed.

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Thank you Kathryn & John for your very generous review. I am absolutely thrilled that you were happy with my service and I have to say you were the most delightful couple, you made my job easy. I wish you both well in your future together as husband and wife, with all the joys life can possibly bring. Warmest regards, Sue x

5 Dec 2020

Sue was amazing from the moment we had contact with her. My partner, Tom and I got married 05/12/20. We were so lucky to have her to officiate our day and to share our steps along the way. It wasn't an easy journey for her or for us planning amongst the COVID uncertainty but we couldn't have been happier with the end result. The ceremony ran so smoothly under her guide. She has an amazing way with words and made our ceremony unique to us. Nothing was too much effort for her and we appreciated every second she spent with us. Sue has such a bright and relaxed personality made it a breeze and we can't recommend her highly enough. Thank you Sue! xx

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Chelsea and Tom you were such fun to work with! It was so easy to create a personal story for you both with lots of fab and funny stories about your early romance journey. I just loved being your celebrant as you were both so relaxed and just went with the flow in spite of COVID and weather challenges. It all came together on the day and the two of you were just stars! I wish you both a future filled with fun and laughter and somehow, I don't think that's going to be hard. Thank you for choosing me to be part of your special day, Sue xx

28 Nov 2020

Sue did a lovely job as our celebrant. Her communication via email was always very prompt and she was very flexible with the meet ups. I would highly recommend Sue to other couples!

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Thank you Callie. It was lovely to be your marriage celebrant and I wish you and Bodie every happiness for your future together. Sue x

1 Nov 2020

We are really happy and appreciate with Sue’s professional work and her assistance. We found her in the last minutes, and she managed and instantly follow up to ensure we can do wedding on our chosen date, really thoughtful, attention to detail, continuously follow up, contribute to make our day perfect, helping us in making the script, alter to suit our tradition and smooth ceremony. Sue even take care of her outfit to match with our theme, went beyond her duties to make our day!! We’re highly recommending her for and couple, who want to have perfect wedding ceremony 😊😊😊🥰🥰🥰. Regards with love, Cynthia

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Thank you so much for your generous comments Cynthia. It was a delight to work with you and Phong. Your wedding day was such a joyful occasion and your family made me feel so welcome. It was a very special day and I was honoured to be a part of it. I wish you both a wonderful future and many years of love and happiness. Sue X

31 Oct 2020

Sue was an amazing celebrant! She was so easy going (especially as we weren't great at getting things within time frames to her!) and really accommodated our needs. I instantly felt comfortable with her from the first emails we sent, through to the meetings and finally the day. Sue was very professional and made the whole experience easy and fun. Thank you Sue - we highly recommend you!!

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Thank you Tehlia and Chris, it was a priviledge to marry you in beautiful Kuitpo forest. You were both easy and fun to work with and it was lovely to see it all come together in such a lovely setting. I'm thrilled that you were happy with the part I was able to play in your special day and I wish you both all the happiness you both deserve in a long and loving life together. Sue X

27 Oct 2020

Susan was AMAZING! both on the day and leading up to the wedding day. We were fortunate to have her as our celebrant. Susan is warm, friendly and approachable yet maintained a high level of professionalism. Susan helped us create the perfect ceremony for our elopement, she helped us feel at ease. We would highly recommend Susan to anyone who is getting married.

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Thank you Ayse and Aytac. Your intimate ceremony was beautiful and I felt incredibly priviledged to have been your celebrant. I loved that you both took the time to ensure every detail was just right for your special day. I wish you both every happiness in your future together. Sue X

16 Aug 2020

Sue was amazing so switched on professional and spot on with everything we requested and even went out of her way to out her own beautiful paragraph about us so easy and stress free to deal with her. 5 out of 5 stars for her

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Thank you Mahmoud and Julia for the privilege of being your celebrant. You were a delight to work with and it was lovely to see the love and respect between the two of you. I wish you endless years of happiness and success, may life be especially good to you both. Sue x


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