Maureen Thorpe

(10 reviews)
Service Area
Wollongong/South Coast, Southern Highlands  View Map
Business Hours
By appointment only
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Questions and Answers

How far will you travel?

Maureen Thorpe

I will travel anywhere in Greater Sydney area, as far down as Shoalhaven up to Central Coast. There may be an additional travel fee outside those areas.

Do we meet with you first before we make a decision?

Maureen Thorpe

I offer a FREE initial no obligation consultation. This can be face-to-face or over the telephone. Once you have chosen me, we then get together and discuss your ceremony. If you are out of town this can be done via email and telephone. I will provide you with a Ceremony Planning Manual. This contains a large number of options for Introductions, Giving Away, Asking, Vows, Ring Ceremonies, and Readings as well as rituals such Sand Ceremonies, Candle Ceremonies etc. I also include your own story to make sure we have a beautiful unique ceremony for you.

You will need to pay a Non Refundable Booking Fee of $200, to save your date at this stage. This can be cash, cheque or Bank transfer. We usually meet again several weeks prior to the Ceremony to go through it, and have a rehearsal of how day will flow. The remainder of my fee is usually paid then if not before.

Can we write our own vows?

Maureen Thorpe

You certainly can! This is your special day, and apart from a few legal words that need to be said by myself and one line for you and your partner, everything else can be exactly what you want. With the Manual you will get some ideas and either use them or design your own using them a guidelines. You can contact me anytime if you have any questions either by telephone or email. Together we will build a beautiful, unique ceremony for you.

Music, what are my choices?

Maureen Thorpe

Well you can have live music if you wish, such as Scottish Piper, or Harpist or Singer even. This is entirely your choice. However I also supply a PA System that allows your favourite songs to be played on USB or Music device using AUX cable. I will need at least 3 songs, one for you to "Enter" the ceremony, one for "Signing the Register" and one for "Exiting" to be greeted by your family and friends. Another two or three songs is also a good idea, just for background music whilst the guests are waiting.


Maureen Thorpe

If you have already booked your venue and it is outdoors, have a "Plan B" for wet weather. Maybe the venue has an undercover section that you can use. If it is in a park, then check for a suitable undercover venue close by if necessary. However in all the weddings I have performed, I have only once had to go to a "Plan B".

What Next?

Maureen Thorpe

Call me on 02 9190 0114 or email me at to discuss in more detail. Once I know where and when your ceremony is, I can give a quote for your day.

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