Roger Thomson Civil Marriage Celebrant

Rating
(16 reviews)
 
Service Area
ACT and South Coast NSW
Business Hours
9am to 9pm
Average Pricing
$500
Phone
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Over 30 years experience in the ACT area with over 7000 weddings.

Roger Thomson is a well known celebrant with more than 30 years experience. He is highly recommended by local wedding arrangers, photographers, musicians, and other industry professionals.

Roger knows the region well, having conducted more than 7000 weddings. He is keenly aware of the advantages and disadvantages of many venues and offers his experience as a valuable resource to you. Ceremonies and their content, theme or cultural significance are offered to you on a wide basis for you to discuss and compose with his assistance. He has a warm sense of humour, dresses well and according to your instructions and his very reliable.

Roger is a former Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages and has an obvious grasp and thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations affecting your marriage ceremony. He is a past president of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants, a national organisation with more than 1800 celebrant members. He has qualifications in Sociology and law from the ANU Canberra and is a JP.

You can openly discuss your ideas and needs with Roger without obligation. A friendly phone chat or an email is an important part of his service to you


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Questions and Answers

I am sponsoring my fiancée to Australia using a prospective marriage visa or she may come as a tourist. Do you have experience in these kinds of arrangements?

Roger Thomson Civil Marriage Celebrant

Yes, I have assisted hundreds of couples in this situation over the years. As Registrar I designed the official letter advising the immigration authorities of your arrangements. Often the ceremony is a small one covering the basic legal aspects so I reduce my fee for the ceremony. I do not charge fees for visa letters or JP witnessing of documents.

I notice you are based in Canberra. Do you conduct marriage ceremonies on the NSW south coast and southern tablelands as well as Canberra?

Roger Thomson Civil Marriage Celebrant

Yes, I have done many ceremonies on the south coast of NSW and the Southern Tablelands. As well I have done ceremonies in outback NSW, North Queensland,  and Victoria by arrangement.

For regional locations (50km radius from Canberra) there are no additional fees.

What are some common problems couples encounter when planning and organising their ceremony?

Roger Thomson Civil Marriage Celebrant

Problems often arise when too many people get involved in the organising. Things become unwieldy, continually changing and can lead to upsetting disagreements.  Although this is a time when many things have to be co-ordinated it is good to select a team of family and friends who understand and put your needs first. Celebrants can sometimes be overwhelmed with so many others giving directions.

Reviews

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8 Apr 2017

Roger helped us design a ceremony according to our personalities and was lovely in every way, helpful with all the legalities required for the marriage.

31 Mar 2017

Roger was very professional and easy to deal with. We organised our wedding from overseas, and only met with him a week before our ceremony. Given this, he provided plenty of information and gave timely answers to any questions we had.

31 Oct 2015

Roger was good and professional. Overall happy with the service.

17 Apr 2015

Very experienced and helpful. He made us feel at ease and guided us through the whole experience. We couldn't be happier!

30 Oct 2014

Roger is a very experienced and professional marriage celebrant. He charges a very reasonable flat fee and is detailed and organised in his planning and delivery. Roger provided some ceremony examples and suggestions, but otherwise allowed us the space to develop our own unique ceremony. Very easy to deal with. Highly recommend.

15 Feb 2014

Roger is a great man. Relaxed, calm and experienced. He really added to our special day with poise and kindness. I would highly recommend him! He made it easy, but was flexible enough to allow our little personal touches throughout the ceremony.

19 Oct 2013

Roger's professionalism and calm manner really helped us with the day.

12 Feb 2012

Years of experience, very well organised and really friendly!

5 Feb 2012

Lovely celebrant, highly recommended!

4 Feb 2012

At first we had no idea what we wanted for our ceremony, but Roger was able to guide us to create a ceremony that was perfect for us. We couldn’t have picked a better celebrant.

25 Nov 2011

Fantastic, and very professional

29 Oct 2011

Roger was easy going and looked after all the administrative requirements. We basically took care of the wording of the service - we didn't really like the templates made available to us - so we personalised our own. Roger was great during the rehearsal, organising the bridal party and family and walking us through the proceedings of the ceremony.

2 Apr 2011

very personal and was fantastic

29 Jan 2011

Very organised, signed off on both marriage and birth certifictae, great range of ceremonies to choose from. Very nicely dressed.

1 May 2010

Recommended by family, Roger was great.


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