Celebrate You By Sue Jennings

Rating
(21 reviews)
 
Service Area
Adelaide and Surrounding Areas
Business Hours
By Appointment
Average Pricing
$700
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'Celebrate You' by Sue Jennings offers a personalised celebrant service for your special day. I will carefully craft a unique ceremony for your wedding, commitment, vow renewal or naming day. This is your day, let's make it about you!

Welcome to Celebrate You!

It is important to find the right celebrant, so let’s get to know each other and Celebrate you! This is your day!

Whether it is an extravagant wedding ceremony, personal vow renewal, or special naming day, I will craft each element with care.

As your celebrant I will take the time to know who you are as a couple, to understand your connection, what you truly love, adore and sometimes tolerate about each other.

I will work with you to ensure that when your special day arrives, you are at ease, knowing that your beautiful ceremony will set the tone for a fabulous day.

As your celebrant, I will support, guide and facilitate your special day. My sensitive nature means that I genuinely care, I will ensure that your ceremony represents you because my goal is to make you shine.

By nature, I am warm, sincere and a bit of a perfectionist. This means that I will craft a ceremony that represents your relationship and your style. Even down to the little things, like working with your photographer to make sure they are getting the perfect shot every time.

You may have ideas, readings, or rituals that you wish to include and I will work closely with you to ensure your ceremony is exactly as you pictured.

Under the Marriage Act 1961, there are certain obligations that a couple must fulfil. As a registered civil celebrant, you can trust that I’ve got it covered and will make these legalities simple and uncomplicated so we can focus on the fun stuff!

My fees include:

-Preparation and lodgement of all legal documents.
-Meetings, all communication and rehearsals as required.
-Examples of music, verses, readings and rituals as well as vow support.
-Preparation of your personalised ceremony.
-Provision of PA system with microphones and bluetooth to accommodate your music choices.
-Keepsakes to include Commemorative Marriage Certificate and Ceremony Booklet with your personal ceremony script.

If you would like more information please fill out the form and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.


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For all bookings made before 31st December 2022, you will only pay $695 for my services.  That doesn't mean you need to be married by the end of this year, but your ceremony must take place before end of 2023.


Questions and Answers

How much input can I have to my wedding ceremony?

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings

You can have and I would encourage you to have a huge amount of input to your wedding. There are certain parts of the wedding ceremony that must be included to satisfy the legal requirements, however, as long as these are included in some part, then I will guide and support you in creating a ceremony that is uniquely yours.

I don't want a boring wedding, but am not sure what my options are.

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings

This is where I can help you.  I have a range of readings, verses, music and rituals that you can choose to include in your ceremony. The key to a unique and special wedding is to put your personality into it.  That is why it is so important we get to know each other, so I can craft something very personal, it will be more meaningful for both you and your guests. You may have a particular passion, perhaps an interest that brought you and your partner together, let's workshop how this may feature in your day. Some couples want a themed wedding, others want something very simple and for some, the more elaborate the better. My job is to help you achieve what you want your day to look like. On your special day, it's important to celebrate you, your way.  

Why are celebrant's so expensive, they only work about 20 minutes on the day

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings

A celebrant's job is often underestimated. To become a celebrant in Australia, one must successfully complete a Certificate IV with a registered training organisation. The Attorney General's Department must then be satisfied that the applicant is fit to become a "registered" celebrant and this process involves a comprehensive background check, referencing and an exam. On a yearly basis every celebrant must pay a registration fee to the AG and must undertake ongoing professional development. Your celebrant has to maintain equipment such as the PA system, update resources and stationery including legal documents such as the official wedding certificate that must be lodged with the department of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Then there is the time involved behind the scenes. Most celebrants will communicate with their couple numerous times via phone, email and text as well as meeting with them to meet and greet, sight documents and rehearsals. The script for the wedding ceremony will usually undergo numerous edits to ensure it is accurate, appropriate and importantly personalised for the couple. This is just a brief insight into the celebrant role, which involves a lot more than just a 20 minute ceremony. 

What are the legal requirements for two people to be married in Australia?

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings

You must be over 18 years of age.  If one person is under the age of 18 marriage is still possible by parental consent as per section 12 of the Marriage Act. A Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) must be lodged with a Celebrant at least one calendar month prior to the wedding ceremony and is valid for 18 months.  I will prepare the document and witness your execution of the document.  You must present your original birth certificates or passports and another form of photo ID (i.e driver’s licence).  If either of you have been previously married, I will need to sight an original Divorce Certificate or Death Certificate.

To obtain a copy of your Birth Certificate or the Death Certificate of your former spouse contact the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

If you require a copy of your Divorce Certificate or Decree Absolute, contact the Family Law Court in the state in which the marriage was dissolved. For further details visit Family Law Courts.

  • If parties born overseas do not have a passport and are unable to obtain a full birth certificate, I can prepare a statutory declaration for your execution.
  • Foreign language documents must be translated into English and a NAATI accredited Translation Certificate supplied.

a. The ceremony must be witnessed by two people, over the age of eighteen years.  I cannot act as a witness.

b. The Marriage Act 1961 requires that certain statements are included in your ceremony.  I will explain this in more detail at our first meeting.

c. You must sign a declaration to state that there are no legal impediments to the marriage e.g. being married to someone else, the bride and groom being too closely related etc.

How long does the average ceremony take?

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings

Most civil marriage ceremonies last between 10-15 minutes with an extra 5-7 minutes for the signing of the marriage register and certificates. Your ceremony may be shorter or longer depending on the content you would like to include.

Allowing 30 minutes from start to finish is a good guide.

Reviews

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27 Mar 2021

Sue is incredible! She was born to do this. She made us feel comfortable and confident for our special day and everything went exactly to plan. We could not be happier with our choice of celebrant.. thankyou again Sue! Love Dan and Andi xx

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Thank you so much Andi, it was a joy to work with the two of you. I can't believe how the sun came out after the grey and rainy morning. You both looked so happy and it was a thrill to be a part of all that joyful celebration. I wish you a future full of sunshine and happiness. Sue xx

5 Dec 2020

Sue was amazing from the moment we had contact with her. My partner, Tom and I got married 05/12/20. We were so lucky to have her to officiate our day and to share our steps along the way. It wasn't an easy journey for her or for us planning amongst the COVID uncertainty but we couldn't have been happier with the end result. The ceremony ran so smoothly under her guide. She has an amazing way with words and made our ceremony unique to us. Nothing was too much effort for her and we appreciated every second she spent with us. Sue has such a bright and relaxed personality made it a breeze and we can't recommend her highly enough. Thank you Sue! xx

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Chelsea and Tom you were such fun to work with! It was so easy to create a personal story for you both with lots of fab and funny stories about your early romance journey. I just loved being your celebrant as you were both so relaxed and just went with the flow in spite of COVID and weather challenges. It all came together on the day and the two of you were just stars! I wish you both a future filled with fun and laughter and somehow, I don't think that's going to be hard. Thank you for choosing me to be part of your special day, Sue xx

5 Sep 2020

Sue was amazing, we didn’t know where to start we didn’t have any idea about what we need to organise for a wedding paper work wise. Sue kept us organized and assisted us and reminded us when things were coming up and what we had to do. She was very relaxed and easy going and made us feel comfortable when having a meeting to discuss the wedding. When we first met Sue we knew straight away we wanted her as our celebrant. She read over our vows we had written for each other and offered advice or ideas when we needed it. Every step of the way she supported us. On the day of our wedding she was organized and did an amazing job with the ceremony. She helped the ring bearer, bridesmaids and groomsmen feel at ease. We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant.

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Katrina and Thomas, thank you for your lovely review and for choosing me as your celebrant. I know that organising a wedding ceremony can seem overwhelming and it was perfectly natural that you felt nervous. My goal was to put you at ease and support you as much as possible. I loved working with you both and on the day you were stars! Enjoy all of the thrills and challenges of life as husband and wife. Best wishes to you both. Sue x

12 Mar 2022

Right from first contact, Sue was open, warm and friendly. Her professionalism throughout the planning process was second to none. Sue made the whole planning of the ceremony so straight forward, we were sure we must have forgotten something. We did not know where to start with the ceremony, Sue helped us every step of the way. She was always prompt with her responses and always with accurate information, no question left unanswered. Somehow, she even managed to get us to write our vows before the night before! On the day, Sue made us both feel perfectly at ease, like we were being officiated by a long-term friend. We cannot recommend her services highly enough. If you are looking for a professional, well-presented, warm and friendly celebrant, look no further than Sue.

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Thank you for your beautiful review Alicia. It was lovely to be able to officiate your magical, fairytale wedding. I'm glad that I was able to make you both feel at ease as this is always my aim in the lead up to what is such a big and important day. I wish you and Nick so much happiness for a wonderful married life together. Sue X

28 Nov 2021

Couldn't recommend Sue enough! We wanted a simple yet intimate and personal ceremony and we got exactly that. Sue was very thoughtful when putting together our ceremony and also super helpful when it came to writing our vows. She is professional yet also very personable and we trusted her from the minute we met.

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Thank you Jess. It was a delight to help you achieve the intimate ceremony that you wanted. It was a magical setting and the love was palpable. Involving your 3 daughters was a very special touch and made the moment so memorable and so very significant for all of you. It was an honour to be a part of your special day and I wish you all every happiness. Sue X

27 Nov 2021

Sue was extremely friendly and helpful from the moment we made contact with her. She was also extremely organised prompting us when we needed to do things with plenty of time to get them done (vows etc). Sue created a beautiful personalised wedding ceremony for us. We wanted a very laid back ceremony and she created exactly what we wanted with a beautiful back story. Would highly recommend Sue!

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Thank you Madi and Christian, it was wonderful to be a part of your special day. I really enjoyed creating your personal story with the lovely insights that you both provided for me, it gave me a real sense of the connection that led you to say "I Do". Best wishes for your future. I have no doubt it is going to a wonderful one (with lots of random animals involved!) Sue x

20 Nov 2021

Sue was so easy and pleasant to work with from the very first email, until our ceremony. Neither my wife or I have been married before so naturally we felt a bit lost and unsure at the beginning of our wedding planning, luckily we had Sue to guide us through the journey and give us so much helpful tips and ideas. We wanted a short, sweet and laid back ceremony and it was exactly what we got. She was also very accommodating and understanding whenever we had a change of mind. Thank you so much for marrying us ❤️

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Leila and Tamara it was a joy to work with you both and to make sure that you had the wedding that you truly wanted. It's as important to me to deliver exactly what you wish for as it is for you to be marrying each other in the way you pictured it would be. I felt that your intimate ceremony in that beautiful secret garden captured your very private and very special relationship and I am honored to have been a part of it. Sue X

29 Oct 2021

We had a meet and greet with Susan a year before the Wedding, we instantly knew she was the right person to make our special day happen. She was helpful, gave advise, was understanding and kept in communication with us throughout the planning process, we are so grateful and couldnt of had a better Celebrant

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Thank you Krystal for your lovely review. I thoroughly enjoyed working with both you and Daniel, we managed to have a laugh every time we caught up. You looked stunning on your wedding day and the effort you invested in your special day really paid off. It was a privilege to be your celebrant and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness together. Sue x

23 Oct 2021

Sue was absolutely fantastic, professional , friendly, suggestive, very accommodating, well organised and most pleasant to deal with before, during and after our wedding day. We would highly recommend her to any couple looking for a wedding celebrant to ensure their special day is perfect in all ways.

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Lindsay and Virgie, thank you so much for your lovely review and for placing your trust in me to officiate your ceremony. I'm thrilled that your day was exactly what you had so meticulously planned and dreamed of. I hope that your future is filled with love and good fortune. Sue x

2 Oct 2021

Sue was absolutely amazing and made our day really personal. It was such an amazing experience working with Sue and she really took all the stress out of planning our ceremony from the legal documents to the ideas for the ceremony as a whole. It was absolutely beautiful and everyone love it and really felt just how much love and emotion was put into the whole day right from the get go.

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Thank you Lucy. It was an absolute pleasure to work with both you and Corey and to help you create a ceremony that was exactly how you wanted it. I loved that you both took the time to ensure the ceremony was as you pictured it and checked in with me for reassurance that all was proceeding as planned, which I'm sure helped you both to relax a little more and enjoy your special day. I wish you both so much happiness and a wonderful future as a family. Sue x

17 Apr 2021

We had envisaged a very low-key outdoor ceremony for our wedding, without too many formalities; Sue delivered on this for us perfectly! She guided us through the legalities in the lead up to the wedding which took this aspect off our minds and allowed us to focus on the day itself; she also truly listened to our vision and provided her thoughts on how we could enhance this to make it that little bit more special. Both being nervous about the day, Sue has an amazing warmth and calmness which combined with being incredibly organised, really put us at ease throughout the preparations and on the day. Sue was such a big part in making our day exactly what we had hoped it would be. We cannot recommend Sue highly enough for any future bride & grooms.

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Samantha & Kristien, your wedding was beautiful in it's simplicity. As you took your vows amongst the orchards with your most loved family and friends and your trusty pooch there with you, it was my privilege to solemnise your marriage. Thank you for trusting me with your special day and I wish you so much happiness in your future. Sue X

11 Apr 2021

Sue, Natalie and I wanted to say another massive Thank You for your amazing work officiating our wedding recently. We look back on the day with love and happiness, and are so happy with how smoothly the ceremony went, which is very much a testament to you. We knew you were right for us from our first meeting, and were very appreciative of your professionalism and flexibility on the day. We will happily recommend you to any one looking for a celebrant. We wish you and yours well,.

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Damon & Natalie, Thank you so much for your very kind words. I am absolutely thrilled that your day was as you had hoped it would be and that you completed your wedding experience with time out in beautiful Tasmania. I wish you both every happiness and success for your future together and have no doubt that you will be a winning team! Sue X

13 Mar 2021

Sue, wow where do I start! She was everything we could of asked for and more. We wanted a bubbly, relaxed and fun celebrant for our day and sue went above and beyond. Every question was answered so quickly which calmed my mind and didn’t have to worry about a thing. A bonus she even read through our vows just to make sure everything was perfect for our day. We had so many compliments on our ceremony and even had a few laughs in between which made it feel so real and full of love! We can’t recommend Sue enough! Thank you xx

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Christie and Michael where do I start? You provided everything I needed to bring the fun and sincerity to your special day. It was very clear to me from our first meeting, how committed you were to each other and to making your ceremony reflect what is so important to you both. I am completely thrilled that your experience is one you will cherish. It was a pleasure to work with you. Best wishes for the continued happiness and growth of your beautiful family. Sue X

16 Jan 2021

I would highly recommend Sue to conduct your wedding ceremony. She is very professional and her attention to detail is second to none. She is extremely accommodating and she made our day so very special. 5 STARS!

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Many thanks for your kind words Andrew and to you and Laura for giving me the opportunity to play a part in your very special day. Covid presented its challenges but the two of you maintained such a positive and fun attitude and it was a beautiful ceremony that included your gorgeous children to make it uniquely yours. I wish you all so much happiness and laughter in your future together. Fond regards, Sue xx

28 Nov 2020

Sue did a lovely job as our celebrant. Her communication via email was always very prompt and she was very flexible with the meet ups. I would highly recommend Sue to other couples!

Celebrate You By Sue Jennings  

Thank you Callie. It was lovely to be your marriage celebrant and I wish you and Bodie every happiness for your future together. Sue x


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