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Having been a celebrant for more than ten years, Yazmin Firkins from Weddings by Yazmin knows that couples want fresh, simple, and modern ceremonies. Creating ceremonies that reflect the couple’s love story, inside jokes, and shared dreams is what Yazmin does best. Yazmin uses her decade of experience in the wedding industry to craft heartfelt and memorable ceremonies across Melbourne.

When it comes to creating wedding ceremonies, Yazmin’s philosophy is to create captivating and engaging experiences that you and your guests will remember forever. Having been a celebrant for the past ten years, she has blended her innate understanding of weddings and her acquired knowledge and skills to become one of the best-rated wedding celebrants in Melbourne. Her multiple 5-star ratings on Easy Weddings are a testament to this, as is her win in the 2021 Wedding Diaries Editor’s Choice Awards.


“Yazmin is not only a wonderful celebrant but a beautiful person. She helped make our ceremony so uniquely us! We didn't know what we wanted just that we weren't traditional vows kind of people and needed laughter and light in our ceremony. Yazmin understood us and our style so well and with her experience, confidence, humor and friendliness she made our ceremony more then we could have ever wished for!” Renee M


Yazmin’s mission is to make planning your ceremony the least stressful part of the wedding preparation process. Yazmin gets to know you both as a couple and as individuals so that she can represent your love story in front of your family and friends at the ceremony. She crafts custom ceremonies that feel authentic to you, including your preferred customs and rituals.


What makes Weddings by Yazmin stand out from other celebrants in Melbourne is that she also offers MC and on-the-day wedding coordination packages. There’s no need to bring in multiple vendors when you work with Yazmin, who can ensure the whole day runs smoothly from the ceremony through to the time your guests hit the dancefloor.


What you’ll love about Weddings by Yazmin:


  • The comprehensive packages. Offering both a traditional wedding and elopement package, Yazmin covers the essentials and much more. A traditional wedding format starts from $990, and elopements start from $519.
  • Not your average celebrant. As well as being a beloved celebrant, Yazmin is also a highly-sought-after MC and on-the-day wedding coordinator. Ensure your day goes off without a hitch by having Yazmin holding the reins. She’ll liaise with vendors in the days leading up to the wedding and ensure you’re not bothered with minor issues or questions.
  • There’s nothing too extreme. Got a crazy idea for your ceremony, and need a celebrant who’s up for anything? Yazmin is your person. From scuba diving weddings, themed dress-up, or even jumping out of a plane, Yazmin will happily get involved.


Highlights of Weddings by Yazmin:

  • Hybrid celebrant, MC, and coordinator service
  • Operating across Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Otways, and beyond
  • Legal documents lodged on your behalf
  • Venue & Elopement packages available



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Questions and Answers

How long should a ceremony go for?


On average a ceremony goes from 25min - 35min. It's important to remember that people are coming to see you get married, if it is any less than 20min your guests will feel a little ripped off. Ceremonies shouldn't be boring, in my experience no one has ever told me that a 35min ceremony felt long or dragged on. This also takes in to account the time it takes for the bride, bridesmaids and the rest of the bridal party to enter, the signing of the paperwork and a song for the Bridal party to exit.

How do celebrants work out their pricing?


The majority of people only see a celebrant working for about 30 minutes at the ceremony. What they don't see is the hours of work put into making the ceremony happen. Multiple meetings with the couple, getting to know them and understanding their vision for the ceremony, pages of paperwork. Writing a bespoke ceremony to suit each couple can take hours. Not to mention the annual fees and Ongoing Professional Development that must be taken every year to remain a celebrant. So even though it looks like an effortless 30 minutes of work, each wedding is approximately 15-20 hours of work. 

Also be aware that if a celebrants fee seems a lot cheaper than others, in most cases you will get what you pay for. Do your research, meet with multiple celebrants and find who is the best fit for you. 


How many times should I meet my celebrant?


There should be an initial meeting (either face to face or on the phone) for you to get a feel of them and ask all the questions (see below). 

Once you book in that celebrant, you will meet to get started with the paperwork -the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM), this is when the celebrant gets to know you, and they should be asking you lots of questions. 

Usually then you won’t see your celebrant until closer to the wedding day, to go over final details, have a rehearsal or at least block where the bridal party are standing, entering and exiting from etc. 

There should be communication between signing the NOIM and your rehearsal. I always send couples a draft of the ceremony I have written at least one month in advance, so that there is plenty of time to make any changes. 


What happens after the wedding?


Your celebrant will lodge all of your paperwork to Births Deaths and Marriages, this may take 2 weeks to be processed. On your wedding day you will sign a ‘decorative’ wedding certificate - this is not a legal document but is much prettier than your legal certificate.

You will receive your legal certificate in the mail around 1 month after your wedding.m

This is what will allow you to change your last name if you decide to. 


What are some key questions to ask a celebrant?


If it is your first time getting married, you probably don’t know what to be asking your potential celebrant. Here are a few to get you started and will hopefully give you a good idea if they will be a good fit for your wedding. 

What kind of style of ceremony do you typically offer?

What is your process - from this meeting to after the ceremony?

What happens if for some reason you are unable to make it to the wedding?

Why did you become a celebrant?

What sets you out from the rest?

Do you have a limit of meetings and communication we can have?

How much control and flexibility of the ceremony can we have?

What will you wear on the day?

What does the fee include? 

What is the cancellation policy? ...

What equipment do you provide?


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23 Dec 2020

We absolutely loved dealing with Yazmin! She stuck with us through 3 rescheduled weddings (thanks covid) and still kept us excited, even though there were times we were so close to giving up! She took a lot of time to get to know us so the ceremony was tailored specifically to us, helped us get our stuff (and words) together! This led to an amazing ceremony on the day. We’d met with a few celebrants at the start, and are sooooo happy we decided to go with Yazmin! A few of my friends who had gotten married recently also did say they wish they’d gotten her instead of theirs! If we ever do get hitched (haha), Yazmin will be there front and center!


Wen - You and Lionel had pretty crappy wedding luck (thanks Covid) but what we pulled off on the day was fabulous! Thank you for being such a chill couple and having me stand next to you as you both said 'I Do'

22 Apr 2018

Our wedding day would not have been so perfect without the soul that is Yazmin. Meeting Yazmin she took time to get to know us, listened to what we wanted and made us feel calm and relaxed. Her professionalism and wit made communication a breeze, even making us laugh to lift the stress, answering all questions and concerns with love and support. Yazmin went above and beyond, supported us with our vows to deliver the most special 20 minutes of our lives! The part we are most thankful for is her ability to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted - simple, to the point, not too long (hubby’s request), very personal and helped our love for each other shine through. We received beautiful praise and feedback on our ceremony about how ‘full of love’ and ‘unique’ it was. It was perfect.


Janka, thank you so much for your kind words. I am so so pleased that the ceremony was everything you and Luke dreamed of. I loved getting to know you both on a deep and personal level. I felt so privileged standing next to the both of you, as you vowed your love to each other and in front of your loved ones. Thank you and all the best with married life :)

11 Nov 2016

Yazmin is not only a wonderful celebrant but a beautiful person. She helped make our ceremony so uniquely us! We didn't know what we wanted just that we weren't traditional vows kind of people and needed laughter and light in our ceremony. Yazmin understood us and our style so well and with her experience, confidence, humor and friendliness she made our ceremony more then we could have ever wished for! Forever thankful for you and our memories of the day! Kris & Renee xx


Kris and Renee, thank you so much! Your wedding is one I will remember forever, a beautiful and light hearted ceremony that truly reflected the both of you! All the best on your journey in life together x

6 Jan 2022

Yazmin was our wedding celebrant at our wedding at Luminare and was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is organised and has a warm, positive and engaging demeanour which are all the things we were looking for in a celebrant. Yazmin was able to tell our beautiful story so well and deliver the ceremony of our dreams. We would highly recommend Yasmin to anyone who is looking for a great modern celebrant.

31 Dec 2021

Yazmin was fantastic, with very little effort from us she pulled together the perfect ceremony - casual, fun and not too long. Her support and recommendations on the day were much appreciated, including the mintec she gave me to calm my anxiety bloating. Thanks so much Yazmin for your support and for pulling together a perfect ceremony!

13 Dec 2021

Yazmin is a kind and welcoming soul. She was able to get the best from us in order to develop the most beautiful ceremony and vows. Yazmin's approach made the build up to the day faultless as she embodied our vision for the perfect wedding day.

3 Dec 2021

Yazmin was an absolute dream to work with. I could not of imagined my wedding without her. Our ceremony was so beautifully written and there was not a dry eye from our guests. The whole planning process with Yazmin was natural and reassuring and she is just an overall lovely person. We couldn’t recommend Yazmin enough. She truly did a magical job with our ceremony

26 Nov 2021

We had the most amazing day/night, and Yazmin was a big part of that! We received nothing but amazing feedback about our ceremony, and Yazmin. People thought she was great (as did we!). We can't thank her enough for how easy it was to work with her throughout the entire process. She was nothing but fun and supportive. She gave us the ceremony we wanted, and we are so glad that she are the one who made us married 🙂 Basically, we can't sing her enough praise.

20 Nov 2021

You only want to get married once and so you don't really know the full flow of how the ceremony goes and what to do or say, and with Yazmin's guidance and experience we felt very supported and at ease with the ceremony, especially once you throw in managing through the changing pace of covid-19. Yazmin was so lovely, easy and fun to work with. She doesn't take herself too seriously but is well organised and managed so many details of the ceremony that we really appreciated. After all, it's the small touches that make all the difference and Yazmin has that in spades. From the moment we met Yazmin for a meet and greet, we both felt so comfortable with her and knew she was the right person to marry us. We're so grateful we found her. Thank you so much Yazmin.

16 Nov 2021

Yazmin is a gem! Her smile and poise was what caught our attention and she was our love at first sight! It was so easy to work with Yazmin and she ensured that our wedding is held the way we have described. Yazmin went above and beyond in assisting us through the covid rescheduling and offered to help us in the other arrangements required for the day. Yazmin is very well articulated and organised, and we have all our paperwork lodge and completed within 2 days! I will highly recommend Yazmin and if we do have another celebration (perhaps a vow renewal) we will definitely engage Yazmin again!

29 Oct 2021

150 words isn’t enough to explain how thankful and appreciative we are towards Yazmin. She’s an amazing celebrant who is very attentive and happily welcomed all of our ideas, creating the perfect day for us. She helped both of us in the lead up to the and guided us through the ceremony. On our wedding day we had issues with weather and had to change venue just hours before we were meant to get married. Yazmin worked with our organiser and got everything sorted for us so that we didn’t have to deal with any stress whilst getting ready. Throughout the whole process Yazmin was very organised and always had things ready ahead of time. She checked in with us regularly and always made us feel at ease. We can’t recommend or thank Yazmin enough for everything she did!

30 Jul 2021

Such a wonderful celebrant and Melbourne is very lucky to have her! My husband and I were recommended Yazmin when our original celebrant was impacted as a result of COVID and she has been nothing short of a true professional. Yazmin is charismatic, warm and genuine to the core. She will cater to your personality and create a unique, tasteful and elegant ceremony, however she is not afraid to bring laughter to lighten the tone! We have hired Yazmin twice as we eloped and are waiting for official ceremony in 2022; we are so excited to work with her again. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so amazing and we can’t wait to see you again for the next event! Xx Laura & Dylan


Laura and Dylan, this is so lovely, thank you so much. I can't wait for your wedding #2 next year!

10 Jul 2021

Yazmin is a very special woman, who helped us bring our wedding day to life. Yazmin travelled interstate for our wedding and was our celebrant and MC. From the moment we first met with Yazmin, she went above and beyond to personalise our ceremony and our vows so that they reflected us and our relationship. Yazmin stayed by us through a postponement due to Covid, and when faced with uncertainty due to border closures, was a calming voice and constant for us. A well-versed celebrant, Yazmin gave us tips and ideas which enhanced our day for us and our families. She also worked closely with our videographer, band and venue on the day in our absence and did small things to keep things flowing throughout the event. Yazmin is reliable, professional, easy to deal with, has great attention to detail and is wonderfully bubbly. Definitely consider her for your wedding!


What a wonderful and lovely review, thank you Tassie and Lucy. There were only a couple of bumps in the road leading up to you both walking down the aisle, but the whole day came together perfectly. Thanks again for having me as your celebrant and MC x

27 Jun 2021

Yazmin was nothing short of fabulous! We knew from our first meeting that she would be the perfect fit for the vibe that we were hoping for, and she definitely didn’t disappoint. The perfect balance of fun, heartfelt and just pure joy. She really took our briefing and ran with it, completely capturing the essence of us perfectly. We had so many comments from guests telling us how much they loved our ceremony and how it set the tone beautifully for the rest of our night. Could not recommend Yazmin more!!!!


Thank you Georgia, it was so lovely to be able to capture your essence and bring that out in your ceremony! It really was a wedding filled with joy!

17 Apr 2021

We were married on Saturday by Yazmin and the ceremony she planned was absolutely amazing and exactly what we were hoping for. We initially saw Yazmin's profile on easyweddings and she was the first celebrant we arranged to meet and we didn't need to look any further. From our first meeting at our local, she was laid back and easy going just like us but professional at the same time and gave us some great ideas which we incorporated into our wedding. The brief we gave Yazmin was we didn't want a ceremony that was traditional and too long but something that more reflected our relaxed personalities and that's exactly what she delivered. From the start of the ceremony, she made us very relaxed with some light hearted words which made everyone laugh. And that set the tone for our ceremony. It was awesome. Thanks again Yazmin.


Thanks Dan, it was an absolute pleasure standing up there with you both, bringing to life your vision of a relaxed, non-traditional ceremony! All the best to you both x

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