WEDDINGS BY YAZMIN

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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 for your Melbourne weddings:

 

  • The comprehensive packages. Offering both a traditional wedding and elopement package, Yazmin covers the essentials and much more. A traditional wedding format starts from $929, 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

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How long should a ceremony go for?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

Reviews

(18 reviews)
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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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.

3 Apr 2021

Yazmin was such a kind and caring celebrant. We had some issues organising a celebrant due to covid and postponing our wedding and Yazmin was so kind and helped us out immensely! She was patient with us as went back and forth organising and writing our vows. She was thorough with the ceremony and even came to venue prior to our wedding to ensure everything would run smoothly for us! She was such a calming presence on the day. It was such a joy to be married by someone so caring, that heard us and made our ceremony exactly what we wanted. Thank you!

6 Feb 2021

We cannot thank Yazmin enough! Our experience with Yazmin as our wedding celebrant was absolutely perfect. From the beginning, Yazmin helped us represent what was important to us as a couple and guided us throughout the whole ceremony process. She goes above and beyond to make your day extra special and would recommend her to anyone looking for that perfect celebrant.

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Thanks Lyn!! Your day was so perfect! A good mix of laughter, tears, fart jokes and fly away veils! Thanks so much for having me as your celebrant x

24 Oct 2020

Yazmin was amazing! She dropped everything last minute to help us out for our wedding as our original celebrant was stuck in Melbourne, and she instantly took the stress out of everything. Throughout the ceremony Yazmin made us laugh, gave us time to soak in the moment and stayed professional despite the Torre risk downpour of rain. We absolutely loved Yazmin and would 100% recommend her to anyone who is getting married

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Thank you Pip and Justin!! No way was I going to let a 'little' bit of rain ruin your day or the sudden river to ruin your dress!! Thank you so much for your review and recommendation!

26 Jul 2020

Yazmin made out ceremony effortless and enjoyable for us. Her ability to obtain certain information from our relationship and then turn it into a beautiful and eloquent story was amazing to hear. All of our guests really enjoyed the ceremony, largely due to Yazmin. I can't recommend her enough. Thank you so much Yazmin! You are truly one of a kind!

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Oh Sian, that is so lovely. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is always so lovely to hear how much you and your guests enjoyed the ceremony!

17 Jul 2020

Yazmin Firkins was our marriage celebrant and we couldn't have chosen better! She was incredibly responsive in all our communication and made the whole day and lead up to it super easy and very enjoyable. She met with us once before the ceremony to go through all the details, do the paper work and understand what we were wanting on our special day. She used her notes from this session to write our ceremony for us to review. They were perfect and really expressed how each of us felt about one another in a warm, personal and memorable way. Due to Covid we had an incredibly small wedding but thanks to Yazmin, it was filled with authenticity, warmth and laughs that we will cherish forever. Thank you Yazmin for giving us the perfect wedding.

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Thank you so much Lisa and David. It was such an honour to be a part of your small intimate ceremony, that reflected you both as a couple and highlighted the things that are truly important - each other, family and the dogs :)

21 Mar 2020

Our experience with Yazmin as our celebrant was absolutely perfect. Yazmin helped us to tailor our ceremony to represent what was important to us while still maintaining the traditional aspects that we wanted to incorporate. We felt supported by Yazmin throughout the lead up to the wedding, on the day, and even after the wedding. We could not recommend her more highly.

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Oh Anna, it was absolutely perfect! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a special day x

7 Mar 2020

5 stars! As soon as we met Yazmin we knew she would be the celebrant for us, from her friendly and fun personality to her attention to detail we knew we were on a winner. The ceremony that she put together for us was the perfect mix of both of us and she was able to also include our daughter in it as well. On the day of our wedding Yazmin was relaxed and comfortable in front of the large crowd and made up feel at ease with her calming and friendly nature. I was so impressed with her public speaking that clearly has been refined from her TV/acting and presentation work and so where our guests who kept asking 'where did you find her' she was 'amazing'. You will not regret picking Yazmin for your celebrant, we are so glad that we did.

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Thank you so much Amanda and Ross. I am so glad to hear how happy you are with how things went on the day, and that all of your guests were also impressed! This is such a great review, you guys are the best!

25 Jan 2020

Yazmin, we really cannot thank you enough. You were so phenomenal and everyone was saying what a genuine and kind person you are and what a beautiful job you did. The thought that you put into our day and the lead up to the wedding was above and beyond expectations, and your attention to the details was so appreciated. When we renew our vows we will be in touch!!!

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Tegan!! Thank you!! I can't wait to hear from you for your vow renewal!! Yazmin x

25 Jan 2020

Yazmin was a simply wonderful celebrant. She was wonderful at walking us through all of the different parts of the day, the ceremony, and the different forms we needed to prepare and sign. We were really impressed with her suggestions for different parts to add to the ceremony, and her approach helped us feel really calm and easy in the lead up. She was also open and welcoming to any changes and adjustments we wanted to make for the ceremony. On the day, Yazmin delivered the ceremony with genuine warmth and conveyed the exact tone and exuberance we wanted. Our guests were really impressed with how she performed, and commented that the ceremony was perfect and that she did a terrific job. She helped us have a very special wedding day, and we couldn’t be happier with the ceremony. We would happily and enthusiastically recommend Yazmin as a celebrant.

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Chris, thank you! I am so glad that I was able to deliver your ceremony in the way you hoped and I am so glad to hear that your guests had a lovely time also. Thanks so much for the review and recommendation x

17 Oct 2019

We are so happy that we chose Yazmin as our celebrant. From the get go she was professional, friendly, approachable, knowledgable and organised. Our ceremony had the perfect balance of romance and humour. Yazmin was cheerful, yet down to earth and always put our mind at ease with her expertise.

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This is so lovely, thank you! I agree! Your wedding was the perfect balance of light, warmth, fun and love. Thanks for the honour to be your celebrant! Yazmin xx

12 Oct 2019

Yaz we cannot thank you enough for making our day perfect! You collaborated with us through the whole process from gentle reminders to complete our vows, candid advice, to assuring me (and accurately so) that Zac and I had the exact same amount of humour, romance and narrative in our vows. You took the time and effort to meet with us and understand our concepts of love and family. The way you integrated this into our ceremony was truely unique and captures what it means to be “Zac and Ally” .Your presence on the day, before, throughout and after the ceremony was calming and reassuring. We could not recommend you more!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! I love that we were able to capture "Zac and Ally" it was the perfect balance of smiles, tears and laughter from everybody. With the right amount of 'encouragement' you both wrote amazing vows for one another. Thank you so much for having me as your celebrant! Yaz x


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