Michael Janz Celebrant

Rating
(59 reviews)
 
Service Area
BRISBANE, IPSWICH, LOGAN, GOLD COAST, MOUNT TAMBORINE, SUNSHINE COAST, Willing to Travel
Business Hours
Any time by appointment
Average Pricing
$750
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Based in Brisbane, Michael Janz is a passionate, personable, and highly professional marriage celebrant who prides himself on creating beautiful wedding ceremonies that are unique to every couple. From your very first meeting right up to your wedding day, you will feel completely at ease as Michael crafts the perfect ceremony for you.

Having been performing weddings across Brisbane and surrounds for many years, Michael Janz knows exactly what couples expect from their wedding ceremony: compassion, warmth, and moments of genuine connection. He crafts gorgeous ceremonies that feel intimate and authentic, sharing your unique love story with your wedding guests in a truly memorable way.

Michael’s fees include all legal work, your ceremony, travel within the South East Queensland area, and as many meetings as you need to create a magical wedding ceremony. He will look after all the legal documentation, including registering your wedding and sending it into Births, Deaths and Marriages after your ceremony. 

If you’re not sure where to start when planning your wedding ceremony, Michael will provide a range of sample ceremonies to choose from. He can also assist with the incorporation of readings, music, and special rituals to ensure that your ceremony unfolds just the way you envisioned. If you already have specific vows in mind, Michael will ensure they meet the obligations of the marriage celebrant under the Marriage Act.

 

"Michael was absolutely amazing, we couldn’t have asked for a kinder, and more caring person to have conducted our wedding ceremony. He made our journey stress free and handled all the paperwork. Our ceremony was perfect and we could not have asked for anything better. Nothing but positive reviews from us and our guests. We would recommend Michael in a heartbeat!" - Carla W.

 

What you’ll love about Michael Janz Celebrant for your Brisbane wedding:

  • His personalised ceremonies. Michael has been officiating weddings across Brisbane and surrounds for many years and understands that they should be completely unique to each couple. Whether you’re after a formal, relaxed, humorous, or heartfelt ceremony, Michael will craft and deliver a truly memorable experience that suits the tone of your wedding. 
  • His glowing reviews. Previous clients describe Michael as being courteous, accommodating, kind, and warm, with a friendly nature and wonderful sense of humour. Michael’s glowing feedback is a testament to his professionalism and he has been awarded by Easy Weddings from 2017 to 2020 for his consistent five-star reviews. 
  • His communication skills. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and you’ll probably have lots of questions. Michael is an excellent communicator and is more than happy to have as many meetings as you need in the lead up to your wedding. He will answer any questions you may have and make you feel completely at ease as you plan your ceremony with him.

 

Here’s what’s included when you book Michael Janz Celebrant for your Brisbane wedding:

  • Travel to meetings, rehearsal (if necessary) and the wedding ceremony
  • Face to face meetings at a mutually convenient location 
  • Wedding rehearsal (if necessary) at the wedding venue with the wedding party
  • Thorough explanation, completion and submission of all legal documents 
  • Comprehensive wedding kit with a range of sample wedding resources
  • The development of a personalised wedding ceremony
  • Discussion and advice on the name change process
  • Portable Bose PA and sound system
  • Recorded music for playing throughout the ceremony as required
  • Table and chair for signing your marriage documentation (if required)

 

How much does a ceremony by Michael Janz cost?

Michael Janz has an all-inclusive rate of $695 – $795, depending on your specific wedding requirements.

 

Is Michael available to travel for weddings outside of Brisbane?

Yes. Michael is based in Brisbane but he loves celebrating with couples at weddings across South East Queensland, including Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain, Logan City, Ipswich, Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast. Michael is also happy to travel elsewhere in Australia for weddings.

 

Do we need to meet with Michael in person before the wedding?

Michael is more than happy to work around your schedule and he can set up online meetings via Skype if you’d prefer. Before the wedding day, you can call Michael as many times as you’d like to ask questions and discuss your ceremony plans.

 


“Michael was amazing and the most perfect celebrant we could have asked for! His jolly and friendly personality help bring the day all together and narrate our love story. He was very helpful throughout the planning phase, easy to reach and affordable! We're very fortunate to have shared our memorable day with Michael.” - Steph L.


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What's the best way to choose a Celebrant?

Michael Janz Celebrant

The best way is for you and you partner to meet a prospective Celebrant. I offer a no obligation meeting to enable us to get to know each other so you can make sure I am the right one for you. I am pleased to travel to you.

We want a simple ceremony but don't know what we want. How can you help?

Michael Janz Celebrant

At our first meeting I provide a comprehensive "Wedding Kit" that includes a set of Ceremony options. I also try to match you with three actual ceremonies I have conducted to help guide you in what will work for you.

Is it okay for the Bride to be late?

Michael Janz Celebrant

A few minutes isn't an issue. However, many venues have a number of weddings on the day and running late is likely to cause pressure to complete the ceremony by its scheduled completion.

It's advisable for the groom and his party to arrive thirty minutes prior to the ceremony start and have one of his party as an appointed contact to the bridal party so any unforeseen challenges can be  easily communicated.

How do I go about changing my name after the wedding?

Michael Janz Celebrant

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Once you are married there is no need to apply to change your name— this is covered by your marriage certificate. You will find many agencies now days want more than the evidence provided in the wedding certificate the Celebrant provides on your wedding day. It is necessary to apply for a standard Marriage Certificate from Births, Deaths and Marriages in your State. I provide assistance for couples in Qld to apply for the Certificate  prior to the wedding day, I verify your identy and submit all the paperwork after the wedding by Express Post.

Which side does the bride and groom stand during the ceremony?

Michael Janz Celebrant

There is no "correct" side for the bride and groom to stand. It is generally the case that the bride stands to the left of the groom. Interestingly this tradition  stems from the days of "marriage by capture", when the groom needed to leave his right hand, which he used to hold his sword, free in the event that he should need to defend his bride from other suitors who may try to whisk her off at the last minute.

Regardless of the side the couple stand, it a great idea for your parents to sit on the opposite side you you so they can see your face and enjoy the occasion fully.

Reviews

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27 Feb 2021

Michael Janz was an amazing celebrant on our special day. He did such a Fabulous Job on making our day so special and memorable. We're so glad to have him be apart of our ceremony :)

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Many thanks for your very kind words Thoan. It was such a pleasure be your and Duy's Celebrant. All the very best to both of you for the fabulous years to come Cheers Michael

18 Dec 2020

Highly recommended! Michael made our ceremony personal and fun! No awkward moments, good sense of humour and all the guests were complimenting how beautiful is the ceremony. Michael guided us thorughout the process, explained eveything, tailored and designed the ceremony as how we have imagined. Thank you Michael for doing a great job, we have nothing but positive reviews.

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Many thanks for your lovely words Joan. It was such a pleasure celebrating your and Dennis’ wedding. It was such a beautiful afternoon ... all the very best to you both for the terrific years to come. Cheers Michael

25 Oct 2020

Michael had to persevere through torrential rain, literal hail and eventual shine to perform our wedding ceremony, and he did so with grace, humour and professionalism. He also took care of all the paperwork for us. I can not recommend Michael highly enough, he is a lovely man.

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Robyn Many thanks for your kind words and lovely review. It was my great pleasure to celebrate your marriage. I will always remember how the heavens opened as you entered to Kiss' "I was made for lovin' you"... it was an impressive entrance! All the very best to you and Dario for the fabulous years to come. Cheers Michael

27 Nov 2020

Michael was incredible! Can not recommend him highly enough! He made the day so special for us and was so easy to work with- even though we weren't from Brisbane! Alex and Scott

3 Oct 2020

Michael celebrated our wedding on last October 03 and we cannot say anything less than fantastic. Since our first meeting, Michael was always very professional and courteous. He guided us through the process and gave us ideas on how to structure our ceremony. In our wedding day, he helped to create a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. We definitely recommend him as we were 100% satisfied with his services.

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Raissa Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely review. I really enjoyed celebrating your special day. All the very best to you and André for the fantastic times to come. Cheers Michael

26 Sep 2020

From the beginning Michael was great to work with. Excellent communication and advice offered and provided, making the process of getting married easy. He pretty much took care of everything! On the day, Michael help to put us at ease and was professional in everyway possible. What we loved most about Michael service's was his ability and commitment to making our wedding our own, personalising and tailoring it to what we really wanted. Michael is very passionate about wanting to make your wedding day extra special and he goes out of his way to achieve this. We had the best day ever and I really feel Michael helped make this happen. Highly recommended!!!

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Garry Many thanks for your very kind words and review.... they are greatly appreciated. All the very best to you and David for the many incredible years to come. Cheers Michael

20 Sep 2020

Michael was a wonderful and caring celebrant. He took care at every step to ensure our ceremony and day were exactly what we wanted. He worked with us to personalise our ceremony and even offered help with our vows if we got stuck! His presence during the ceremony was amazing. He made sure all of the attention was on my husband and I and wasn’t distracting. He has a very kind and happy personality, which is exactly what we wanted. I can’t recommend him highly enough!

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Many thanks for your very kind words Cass .. It was my pleasure and an honor to celebrate your special day. It’s wonderful feedback like yours that make being Marriage Celebrant such a fabulous vocation. All the very best to you and Ben for the wonderful years to come. Cheers Michael

12 Sep 2020

Most amazing celebrant, did our wedding on such short notice and was just so wonderful with everything! Wouldn't ask for a better wedding celebrant to help with your amazing day

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Gabrielle, Many thanks for your very kind words. It was great pleasure to help celebrate your and Kaleb's special day. I really enjoyed being able to help your wedding happen so quickly after the frustrations of postponements and wish you all the very best for the wonderful years ahead. Cheers Michael

20 Aug 2020

Michael was always incredibly personable and professional through our whole experience. Very patient with us and understanding since we were organising from another state and in the middle of a pandemic. Michael comes highly recommend by us and we are so happy in our choice to have him officiated our special day.

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Monica Many thanks for very kind words, they are greatly appreciated. It was my great pleasure to celebrate your and Michael’s special day, You will have some amazing memories to share. All the very best to you both for the many fabulous years to come. Cheers Michael

4 Jul 2020

Lena my wife and I were so fortunate to have Michael to be our marriage celebrant to witness our new life journey. Michael was professional and accommodating and patient to customise our needs with brilliant ideas. From the moment we saw Michael, we knew we had made a right decision to have Michael to celebrate the milestone in our life! Michael was always prepared and provided much needed guidance and suggestions for the whole process. We knew Michael also has a great marriage with his lovely wife and he definitely is the life model that we can follow to nurture our marriage. I will 100% recommend Michael to anyone. Thank you so much!

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Rocky Many thanks for your very kind words and review. It was great pleasure to help celebrate your and Lena's special day. I really enjoyed getting to know know you both and wish you all the very best for the wonderful years ahead. Cheers Michael

29 May 2020

What can I say? Michael was the best choice I made to have as our Celebrant. From our first contact, he put us to ease as to what his service entails and the various options that we could choose. Very organized professional, who knows his job very well. He made our day feel extremely special, not only us but especially my mother-in-law who found the occasion 'a spiritual experience'. I would recommend Michael to be the one to be a part of your special day, as it was for us.

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Sean Your very kind words are greatly appreciated. It was my great pleasure to celebrate your and Lori Anne's special day. All the very best to you both for the many wonderful years to come. Cheers Michael

27 May 2020

Michael was amazing and the most perfect celebrant we could have asked for! His jolly and friendly personality help bring the day all together and narrate our love story. He was very helpful throughout the planning phase, easy to reach and affordable! We're very fortunate to have shared our memorable day with Michael.

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Steph Many thanks for very kind words, they are greatly appreciated. It was my great pleasure to celebrate your and Jed’s special day. All the very best to you both for the many fabulous years to come. Cheers Michael

1 Apr 2020

Michael was absolutely amazing, we couldn’t have asked for a kinder, and more caring person to have conducted our wedding ceremony. He made our journey stress free and handled all the paperwork. Our ceremony was perfect and we could not have asked for anything better. Nothing but positive reviews from us and our guests. We would recommend Michael in a heartbeat!

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Carla, Mary thanks for your very kind words. It was great pleasure to help celebrate your and Regan's special day. I really enjoyed getting to know know you both and wish you all the very best for the wonderful years ahead. Cheers Michael

23 Feb 2020

Michael was incredible from the moment we made first contact. He was warm and inviting and you could tell that he really loved being a celebrant. Michael, the ceremony was everything we could have dreamed of and a big part of that is because we chose you to be our celebrant. Thank you so very much for being a part of our day

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Many thanks for your very kind words Ashleigh. It was such a pleasure celebrating your and Ricky's wedding day. All the very best to you and your lovely family for a wonderful future together. Cheers Michael

18 Jan 2020

Michael married us recently and we couldn't have been happier with the way he wove our guests, our requests and our special touches into the ceremony. His attention to detail and jovial, friendly nature makes everyone feel at ease. Nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend him, you will not be disappointed.

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Tracy Many thanks for your very kind words. It was terrific getting to know you and Pete. It was my absolute pleasure celebrating your wedding ceremony. All the very best to you both for the wonderful, happy years ahead. Cheers Michael


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