NQCelebrations

Rating
1 5 5.0 (7 reviews) 
Service Area
Cairns / Port Douglas/Atherton Tablelands/Mission Beach
Business Hours
7 Days by Appointment
Phone
07 2101 6097

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What do you charge?

My fee for a wedding is $500.00. Travel within approximately an hour drive from Cairns is included in this price.  If your wedding is on one of the islands, my fee is $550.00 plus the ferry ticket is also to be paid (approx. $55.00 for locals at the moment). If your wedding is at Paronella Park, Bramston Beach or Mission Beach, or on the Tablelands, my fee is $550.00. Any other travel costs (eg plane, ferry, accommodation if applicable) will be an additional expense. 

 

In Queensland you can marry at the Courthouse for a fee ranging from $344 to $588, depending on the day and time. My fee is based on this with the added consideration that I come to your venue, you have a wide choice of ceremonies, and my fee doesn’t change according to day and time.

 

Fees for other ceremonies are:

 

·         Renewal of Vows $400.00

·         Commitment Ceremonies $400.00

·         Naming Ceremonies $350.00

 

Are there any extra costs?

Your official marriage certificate will cost an extra $48.20 payable directly to Births, Deaths and Marriages. If you are marrying on one of the beautiful beaches or gardens, you will also need a permit from Council (approximately $80).

How can we pay you?

You will be issued with a Statement of Fees, and a receipt once your payment has been received into my account. You can pay either through Direct Deposit or cash – either is acceptable. I require a non-refundable booking fee of at least $100.00 paid within 2 weeks of my acceptance of the Notice of Intended Marriage (this will give you a confirmed booking and the amount is included in the quoted price and is not extra) with the balance paid in full at least 2 weeks before the wedding.

What happens if we have to cancel after booking you?

The booking fee of at least $100.00 is non-refundable, so if you cancel you will not be refunded this amount as I have held the date for you. Refund of any other amounts paid will be at my discretion.

What are your qualifications?

I am a Commonwealth registered marriage celebrant having completed my training in 2011. I am also a Justice of the Peace (Qual) in Queensland, and a member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants.

What paperwork is required?

Initially you need to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage. This must be registered with your celebrant at least 1 month prior to the date of your wedding, and once with your celebrant it is valid for a period of 18 months. In the month before your wedding you will also complete a Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage which is a Commonwealth Statutory Declaration stating that you are both actually free to marry. On the actual day we sign three certificates – you keep the ceremonial one, the official one goes to Births, Deaths and Marriages, and I keep the other one.

What documents do you need us to provide?

  • You will both need to have your original birth certificates if you were born in Australia. You may use your Passport if necessary but your birth certificate is preferred. If either of you was born overseas and you do not have your birth certificate you can use your Passport as long as it is valid.
  • Photo id is required from both of you (driver's licence, passport or proof of age card)
  • Divorce papers/death certificate if either of you has been married previously

Why should we choose you as our celebrant?

I've thought about my point of difference to other celebrants and have realised that my point of difference is - me. With me what you see is what you get, and I work hard to ensure that you get the very best me I can possibly be.


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