For Weddings & No Funerals

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(19 reviews)
 
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If you’re after a fun ceremony with emotion, laughter and sneaky comments just meant for you and your beloved, Silvana Grdovic of For Weddings & No Funerals is the celebrant for you. Situated in Adelaide, this charismatic celebrant is perfect for any style of wedding: She's witty and entertaining, committed to crafting a ceremony that's reflective of your journey, and has lots of experience.

Led by charming and experienced celebrant, Silvana Grdovic, For Weddings & No Funerals creates memorable, romantic, and fun ceremonies for couples - because your wedding shouldn’t be the ‘obligation’ part of the day you need to get through, it should be an enjoyable occasion. 

Confident and entertaining, Silvana gets to know her couples over coffee in order to provide an intimate, joyous ceremony full of sweet personal touches. Your wedding ceremony might include cheeky mentions of how you met, or perhaps a romantic reading that will bring a tear to your mum’s eye. Whatever you have envisioned for your bespoke ceremony, Silvana will work with you so it fits into your wedding perfectly.

From the minute you reach out for an informal chat about your wedding to the signing of your marriage certificate, Silvana will be your greatest support, listening ear, and confidant, ensuring you feel excited about the planning process and the big day. 

“My wife and I had a wonderful day with Silvana as our celebrant. Silvana made the planning and lead up to the wedding easy and fun. Nothing was ever a hassle and she was always quick to respond and help out. We loved the ceremony and the personal feel that Silvana gave  it, we couldn’t have wished for it to be better. Thank you.” Sam

What you can expect when working with For Weddings & No Funerals for your wedding:

  • Organisation. Silvana is highly organised and makes sure everything is smooth-sailing for her couples on their special day. You won’t need to worry about a thing - except remembering your vows!
  • Personalised ceremony. Each ceremony is completely tailored to the couple, and is a reflection of their journey. To get to know her couples, Silvana has a chat with them and gets to know some of their memorable stories, likes and dislikes and ideas, resulting in a deeply personal ceremony that will (surely) bring a tear to your eye.
  • Confident and charismatic. Silvana is a professional and experienced celebrant, and has officiated many ceremonies. She has demonstrated her ability to speak in front of a crowd with confidence and passion - just what you want in a marriage celebrant!
  • Presentation. Well, you do want your celebrant to look well-presented, don’t you? Silvana understands this is an important, formal occasion and dresses the part.

Here’s what else  you need to know about For Weddings & No Funerals:

  • Travel. While based in Adelaide CBD, Silvana enjoys travelling and is happy to visit her couples at the southern beaches, Adelaide Hills and at some beautiful wineries.
  • Warm manner. Did we forget to mention Silvana is a delight? With a cheerful demeanor and optimistic attitude, Silvana is a friendly, lovely celebrant to have standing next to you on your wedding day.
  • Recommendations. Silvana is more than happy to recommend some suppliers for you! Whether you’re after a makeup artist, photographer or catering, Silvana has worked with many suppliers and knows some quality vendors.
  • Surprise weddings. Yes, you read that right. Silvana is happy to work with couples who wish to surprise their friends and family by revealing that they are not, in fact, at a birthday or engagement party, they are at a wedding! 

“Silvana came very highly recommended from some friends at my work and she certainly didn't disappoint. Now my wife Stacey and I are the ones who can't recommend her highly enough. She was fantastic from start to finish. Approachable and easy-going during our first meeting. She provided some great recommendations for the ceremony and was completely flexible with our ideas. She was well-organised and the ceremony ran perfectly and was prompt with the legal paperwork. A five-star service all the way! Thank you again.” Ben


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How long will our wedding ceremony go for?

For Weddings & No Funerals

Most civil marriage ceremonies last between 10-15 minutes with an extra 5-7 minutes for the signing of the register and certificates. Your ceremony may be shorter or longer depending on the content you would like to include but generally, allowing 30 minutes from start to finish is a good guide.

Will we have a ceremony rehearsal?

For Weddings & No Funerals

As your Adelaide marriage celebrant I believe rehearsals are optional but preferable. They help to fine tune the script and clarify the ‘when, where and why’. It is preferable that all people participating in the wedding ceremony attend the rehearsal if they are in town at the time – this includes the bridal party, readers, those involved in the giving away and the person you have chosen to operate your recorded music (if applicable). The rehearsal ideally takes place 1-2 weeks before the wedding, and preferably not immediately after the buck’s or hen’s night.

What can and can’t we include in our marriage ceremony?

For Weddings & No Funerals

A Civil Marriage Celebrant has certain obligations under the Marriage Act 1961.  I will explain these to you during our first meeting.  Once these obligations are met, the contents of the marriage ceremony are up to you.  I can write the entire ceremony as overseen by you or guide you in writing your own ceremony.   You may wish to include symbols, a special dedication or cultural tradition or ritual.

Who can act as a witness to the ceremony?

For Weddings & No Funerals

Two people, over the age of eighteen are required to act as witnesses.  They should be able to speak and understand English, otherwise an interpreter will be required.  At the completion of the ceremony you, the Marriage Celebrant and the witnesses will be required to sign the Marriage Register and Marriage Certificate.

Can I use the Marriage Certificate we receive at our marriage ceremony to evidence a name change?

For Weddings & No Funerals

No.  The certificate you receive at the end of your ceremony is a commemorative certificate and will not support your application to change your identity documents.  I will lodge the official documentation with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on your behalf after the marriage ceremony.  Once they have contacted me to advise that the marriage is officially registered (6-8 weeks later) you can obtain a legally recognised certificate from the Registry.

Reviews

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12 Mar 2021

Silvana was incredible! Her bubbly personality, her soft and kind nature, her effort to get to know us and our loved ones was beyond what we could ever have expected. She made our ceremony absolutely perfect and we will be forever grateful. Not only was Silvana our celebrant, she is now someone we can call a friend. Thankyou for an absolutely flawless experience Silvana, we will recommend you with an inch of hesitation 💕

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You too have been amazing through a postponement and a pregnancy. You took it all in your stride and it was an absolute pleasure to be part of your special day finally with darling Oakley making his entrance in the motorized Lamborghini. I am also very grateful for every time you have put my name forward on wedding sites and sung my praises. I wish you and your beautiful family all the happiness you deserve.

28 Nov 2020

We found Silvana after our original celebrant cancelled on us, and that turned out to be a massive silver lining because we liked Silvana so much more than the other one. Right from the start, Silvana was super friendly and communicative and she took care of everything. We had no idea where to even begin with our ceremony and vows, and Silvana explained it all clearly and walked us through the entire process. The final ceremony was really nicely done without being over the top, and included some personal stories and touches to make it more about us. Her delivery was really warm and friendly, and didn't feel at all like she was just going through the motions. I would definitely recommend Silvana.

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Oh Joanna this review bought a little water to my eyes. Thank you so much for your kind words, it was an absolute pleasure conducting your ceremony in front of your families. I hope you get to celebrate with your intended guests and family in that gorgeous location further down the track.😘

23 Oct 2020

Silvana is truely amazing! From the get go she has been wonderful with contact and meetings and has such a comforting calming nature that really helped the nerves on the day. Such a beautiful soul and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for your special day!!

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Oh Ellie, thank you for your beautiful words. You and Corey were an absolute delight and I loved being part of your special day. I remember when I first saw you thinking what a gorgeous bride you would make and you superseded my expectations. Your video and photos are spectacular.💕

13 Jun 2021

From the moment we met Silvana and chose her to be our wedding celebrant, we knew we were in good hands. She was so welcoming, friendly and helped make our day so special from the initial meeting right trough to our wedding! We’d like to thank Silvana for making our rehearsal so easy and our wedding ceremony feel family orientated and relaxed. Silvana ran our ceremony professionally, efficiently and with a sense of nothing but love and warmth. Our day was made very special, and we would highly recommend your services to anyone. Our families commented how easy going and friendly you were like a part of the family.

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Awww Chloe, thank you so much for your beautiful words. The children at your rehearsal and wedding were so adorable and your families were both beautiful. You were one of my most organised brides (which I love) but you created a relaxed and chilled ambiance at the gorgeous venue you chose. It really was a perfect day and I thank you for the privilege of being part of it.🥰

23 Apr 2021

Silvana, what can we say? An amazing day made so much more amazing having a fabulous celebrant. Silvana immediately felt the vibe of our wedding and completely ran with it. She is a wonderful celebrant for your fun, loving and joyous ceremony. Silvana made us feel so calm throughout the entire wedding process. She made herself available when we needed and assisted us with any questions we had. Silvana took the time and effort to ensure that our ceremony was well planned and personalised, and made the bridal party all feel confident and calm when either walking down the aisle or standing up at the front. She took charge of the finer details on the day to ensure that the ceremony ran as smooth as possible. We are, and forever will be, thankful to Silvana for the most wonderful day!

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Thank you Ruby for your beautiful words, it's couples like you and Stefan that make me love my career as a celebrant. I loved writing your personal story as it gave me an insight to who Stefan is and who you are as a couple. Your family has been in my heart for many years and it was so wonderful celebrating your special day as your celebrant and a guest. Best wedding reception ever!

13 Mar 2021

Silvana is an absolutely beautiful human being and we are so thankful we chose her for our wedding! Whenever ray and i think of our ceremony we can’t help but say thank god we had Silvana there.She helped us every step of the way from the original date, to the postponement, rehearsal, to our vows, gentle reminders and encouragement and did it all with such kindness and patience !!!! She wiped our tears and helped tuck back windy hair, she smiled through it all and made us feel so comfortable. We watched back our video today and could see how elegantly she helped us coordinate our ceremony. Please don’t even think twice if your looking for an absolutely lovely person to share your special day with. Thankyou Silvana .

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind words, this is quite possibly the best review I've ever had. You and Ray are gorgeous people yourself and it is was no surprise that you both had beautiful families and friends surrounding you. You're going to be amazing together💘

20 Feb 2021

Silvana is great. She made our special day very stress free and easy for us. Very organised and easy to work with. I highly recommend Silvana

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Thanks Dylan, it's not often that the groom takes the time to write me a review so I was pleasantly surprised to see your review today. Thank you so much for your kind words, much appreciated 😘

16 Jan 2021

We absolutely loved working with Silvana! She was so professional from start to end. She was organised, efficient, knowledgeable, but also incredibly kind and caring. She really took the time to get to know us and work with us on how to make our day as special as possible. When it came to the big day, she kept us calm and made sure that we really took a moment to enjoy ourselves. She also worked wonderfully with us to ensure our photographer had the best opportunities to capture some amazing photos! We received her as a recommendation from a close friend who also used her for their wedding, and I will definitely be recommending her to everyone I know!

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Thank you Nada for taking the time to do such a glowing review, much appreciated. I must get the name of your makeup artist, she did an amazing job. You and Kiel look like you're having an amazing time on your honeymoon. 🥰

15 Jan 2021

Silvana was incredible! She was so supportive through Covid times, going above and beyond to ensure we were all set to go. So personable, and she showed genuine care to ensure our day was perfect. Silvana made us both feel so comfortable throughout the process. She honestly made our day perfect!

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Jade, you and Michael were the first couple I interviewed when we first heard of COVID. It was uncertain times and I think you took it in your stride and made it work for those that couldn't be there. It was a perfect day and your happiness radiated through the whole day, loving your photos and video.

10 Jan 2021

Silvana was an amazing celebrant and made everyone who was involved feel so comfortable throughout the whole process. The outdoor ceremony had some imperfections due to weather but Silvana still made everyone feel safe and happy. We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant.

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Hi Amanda, thank you for your kind words. It was a scorcher but that didn't deter any happiness on the day and you looked radiant despite the 36 degree day. Yours and Matt's smiles summed up the perfect day.

19 Dec 2020

Silvana was a joy to work with, guiding us through our ceremony. Very organised. Would highly recommend. She is like a member of our family

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Thank you so much for your beautiful words, much appreciated. I loved getting to know you both, talking about your travels and hearing about the future you’re planning together. I have no doubt our paths will continue to cross, you really are a special couple to me.

6 Nov 2020

Silvana was amazing! Covid having us change dates.. locations and all our plans silvana was there to help keep us calm and made sure our day was just perfect! She keep us both at ease the whole time. Couldn’t not recommend her enough!

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Thanks Jess, I loved the location you chose and both of us got to wear sneakers to get to that breathtaking lookout. I look forward to the vow renewal next year and seeing those beautiful children and your family again.💕

31 Oct 2020

Silvanna was amazing from the moment we first met, she made everything so easy for us to have an absolutely beautiful ceremony. Her manner made it so easy to be relaxed and enjoy the moment. She is beautiful inside and out.

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Thanks Tash, I really appreciate you taking the time to do this. Hope you and Deon had an amazing time at Tumby Bay. You created a beautiful setting in your home for your wedding and filled it with family, friends and a whole lotta love.💖

5 Aug 2018

Silvana is an amazing person and an equally amazing celebrant!! With her attention to detail matched with her relaxed attitude, our culturally hybrid wedding with a number of alterations went very smoothly!! She is fantastic with people and we found her super excited in our excitement. She was open to our personal touches and also guided us in a way that preparing for the ceremony was a breeze. Thank u Silvana!! Lotsa love, Maheshifani

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Thank you Shifani for your beautiful words. I loved being part of your special day and being invited to your traditional ceremony. You both have amazing families which is a reflection of who you are. Lotsa love right back at you.

21 Jul 2018

Silvana was just AMAZING! Made the day so special and was so easy to get along with. Great communication

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Thank you so much for the beautiful review you posted. I normally have to ask couples to do this so it was such a pleasant surprise to see it. Thank you for your kind words and I hope all my future couples are as relaxed and fun loving as you have been. An absolute pleasure being your celebrant.

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