Hitched by Fabs

5.0  ( 94 reviews ) · Gold Coast and Tweed Heads, Byron Bay and Surrounds · Show Phone
Hitched by Fabs SupplierHero Marriage Celebrant 40 +

OVERVIEW

With my relaxed but professional approach, I want to work with you in creating a warm and friendly ceremony that you and your guests will cherish.

For me, my wedding day was the best day of my life (bumped down the list only when my little ones were born). I want to help make sure that you can look back on your wedding day with the same great memories that I have of mine!

With that in mind, I’m going to tailor a unique ceremony for you and your partner, drawing on all of the reasons that have led you to making this commitment to one another.

So get in touch, I’d love to have a chat and start planning your perfect ceremony!

About

I'm based in Burleigh on the Gold Coast with my wife and our two little ones. I'm happiest when I'm by the ocean and adventuring with my tribe. I love weddings and the joy that they bring everyone involved and that is what led me to becoming a marriage celebrant. I have such fond memories of my wedding day and I hope that I can help you create a fun and heartfelt ceremony so that when you look back on your day, it will bring a smile to your face.

Fabian Lizza

Business Owner


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FAQ

I think it's important to choose a celebrant that you connect well with. For this reason, the first thing I like to do upon hearing from couples is organise an obligation-free phone or video call. This allows you to get a feel for who I am and ask any questions you might have.

My aim in the lead up to your wedding is to build a really solid relationship with both of you so that you almost feel like I'm a mate standing there with you on the day!

I find that the venue and celebrant are usually among the first two vendors to be locked in. Many couples begin making enquiries 12-18 months prior to their planned wedding date. It's particularly important to book this far in advance for Friday-Sunday afternoon ceremonies or significant dates (e.g. 02/02/22) as these are most popular.

After you've locked me in as your celebrant we will have an in-depth meeting to go over a wedding checklist for you and sign your Notice of Intended Marriage. From here I will develop your ceremony script, incorporating individual answers from each of you to create your personal story. I will provide you with a draft of your ceremony script prior to your wedding day for your approval.

I will be on hand at any time to answer questions you might have or to provide recommendations or support in the lead up to your wedding.

Yes, I do the legal paperwork with you prior to your ceremony. Your Notice of Intended Marriage must be completed at least 30 days prior to your wedding and lodged with an authorised celebrant.

During your ceremony, it is my duty to recite the legal monitum and oversee your legal vows to officiate the ceremony and allow your marriage to be legalised. Within your ceremony, your Official Certificate of Marriage will be signed by myself, the couple and their two chosen witnesses.

After your ceremony, I will lodge the necessary documents to Births Deaths and Marriages in your state to legalise your marriage. I can also apply for your Official Certificate of Marriage on your behalf - this is the document you would need to prove your marriage, change your name, apply for visas, etc.

To book me as your celebrant and secure your ceremony date, you will need to pay a booking fee (I will hold your date for up to seven days from sending your invoice). The balance of your ceremony and/or MC fee is due 30 days prior to your ceremony.

You are welcome to make incremental payments along the way. Each payment received will be reflected on your invoice so you can keep track of the balance remaining.

Yes, I am more than happy to travel interstate or internationally for wedding ceremonies. My ceremony fees will generally be the same but please note that there will likely be additional fees to cover travel expenses and accommodation.

Your wedding vows are very personal to you and your partner but I know that it can sometimes be tricky finding a place to start. If you're after any inspiration or guidance on how to approach writing your vows, please reach out. We can have a chat over the phone for you to bounce some ideas off me or I can email through some resources that you might find helpful.

Both members of the couple will send their vows to me ahead of the ceremony for me to print and bring along for you on vow cards.

I aim to arrive at ceremony locations at least one hour prior to the start time. I will touch base with the other vendors at the location to make sure everyone has a clear idea of how the ceremony will run - e.g. I will chat to the venue coordinator, photographer, videographer, musician, etc.

I will set up and test my speaker and microphone and place the legal documents on your signing table. I will have my iPad which I read the ceremony script from and operate your ceremony music from if required. I will also have your printed vow cards.

If you and/or your partner are getting ready nearby at the ceremony location, I like to come say 'hi' and see how you're feeling if you're happy for me to do so.

The ceremony itself runs for approximately 15-30 minutes. After I announce a couple as married, they usually do a happy exit back down the wedding aisle and mingle with guests for a short time before doing family/couple/bridal party portraits.

I usually hang around for a short time after your ceremony as I pack down my equipment and offer you my congratulations. Occasionally, if required, I will assist the photographer with announcing group portraits.

After your wedding, I will lodge the necessary documents to Births Deaths and Marriages in your state to legalise your marriage. I can also apply for your Official Certificate of Marriage on your behalf - this is the document you would need to prove your marriage, change your name, apply for visas, etc.


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May 2021

Fabs was our celebrant and MC. I genuinely can’t recommend him enough. Witty, calming and such a lovely guy to deal with He actually made us feel very relaxed and we were more than happy to put our trust into him all day. The best decision we made was making Fabs part of our day. Everyone who attended loved him. Thanks again! 😊😊

Bec H.

Hitched by Fabs

Hey Bec, it was so much fun to be a part of your day from the ceremony to reception. You and Adam were great to work with and it turned out to be the perfect day/night with lots of laughs. Thanks for choosing me to be such a big part of your day.

April 2021

After an almost 3 year engagement (2020 brides will feel me) my Husband and I were lucky enough to be Hitched by Fabs on 05/03/2021 and we couldn’t even imagine being married by anyone else! Fabian, throughout the whole dragged out process was so incredibly helpful and easy to talk to/work with and we have become great friends on the other end. Fabian made the process so comfortable and for a couple who didn’t really want to write personal vows, Fabs made the ceremony so personal and special to us and our family and friends that we didn’t feel like we missed out on the romance of personal vows at all. Fabian comes highly recommended by us, and we will be recommending him to all our friends for years to come!

Meghan W.

Hitched by Fabs

Hey Meghan & Kane, I was so happy to be your celebrant from the first moment I met with you both. Waking up on your wedding day to a perfect sunny day made me so happy that the wedding gods were on your side after last years postponement. I loved being the guy to announce you husband and wife and being a big part of your day. Thanks for having me :)

December 2020

Fabs is absolutely amazing at what his does! He put so much work into making sure our day personalised to us & ran without a hitch! By the time our wedding came around we felt like we had a good mate marrying us! We’re so glad we had him be apart of our day as he was charismatic, professional & an all round awesome person! We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fun & laidback ceremony!

Shanice P.

Hitched by Fabs

Thanks Shanice. The feeling is mutual and it felt like you and Jye had been mates of mine for years. It was awesome working with you guys to create the perfect ceremony.

June 2024

Fabs is the most amazing wedding celebrant!! Everything from the initial meeting to the big day exceeded our expectations! His personality, down to earth attitude but also his professionalism made choosing him to be our celebrant so easy! He took the time to get to know us as a couple and learn our story and delivered the most incredible ceremony. I could not recommend Fabs enough! We are beyond grateful to have had him as our celebrant!!

Billie P.

May 2024

We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant and MC than Fabs for our wedding. He was amazing to work with, bringing so much fun and joy to our special day. As our MC, he kept everything running smoothly and our guests had nothing but positive things to say about him. Thank you, Fabs, for making our wedding day truly unforgettable!

Hannah B.


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