Wendy McRae

(210 reviews)
Service Area
All areas of Melbourne
Business Hours
8am to 9.30pm
Average Pricing
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Celebrant of the Year Finalist - consecutive years, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 considered as one of Melbourne's most trustworthy and dependable celebrants

Your wedding is a special experience you share with friends and family; an occasion you cherish and talk about for years to come.

A special occasion requires a relaxed approach and personalized planning, whether the ceremony is small and intimate or casual and contemporary. You can look forward to your special day with the calm knowledge that all will go as planned.

I like to meet my couple for an initial consultation with ‘no obligation to continue’, and no cost incurred,in order for you to see whether I am the ‘someone’ who will design and perform your ceremony.

Together with your ideas and my experience your ceremony will be individually crafted, creating a personalized and memorable wedding day.

Please visit my website for more information.

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Mid week weddings are unique and very special .......

Have you considered a midweek wedding ? Some venues offer discounts for during the week .... you are not competing for busy dates for cars, cakes or flowers for delivery or set up.

What about a luncheon wedding ....... they are fabulous ! the afternoon is then filled with being with your guests and making the most of the time with them before going out in the evening for ....who knows what ...... all meet up again at a pub, a pizza place ...a karaoke bar !!!!

A breakfast wedding is very unique ..... for a smaller more intimate ceremony ...... and then the day is yours to plan out in whatever way you wish !!! One of my most memorable weddings was at 8am in the morning in the city - picture this ..... the sun was just low in the sky over a glass sheet of water in the bay, the trams were just starting so the 'sounds' of Melbourne were waking up..... the birds were still singing their trills before the busy morning began...and everyone arrived elegantly dressed for a breakfast feast ...sitting at freshly placed, white tablecloths as the sun glinted in every piece of cutlery neatly laid out !!!! Call me ........ I can inspire your imagination ...... and it won't cost you as much ...! Simple  !!!!


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14 Mar 2020

Wendy was the first and only celebrant we met with in the planning stages of our wedding – it was evident from the moment we met that Wendy was a seasoned professional; she not only laid out very thorough options to help create a ceremony that felt truly unique to us, but always gave very considered and thoughtful answers to all of our queries and stresses that showed her years of passion and experience as a celebrant. But beyond this, Wendy was incredibly supportive, patient and emanated warmth and kindness from start to finish. She made us both feel so at ease both leading up to and on the day, and was a huge contributor in setting the vibe for a light and laughter-filled ceremony that was perfect in every way. We are beyond grateful and happy we chose Wendy for our wedding and cannot speak more highly of her

Wendy McRae  

Oh Kristen ..... thank you .... and to Trevor too, for such a lovely review. You had SUCH a challenge with your wedding on the Grand Prix date and I felt for you every time we spoke about the possibility of disruptions with noise and all the dramas that go with the Formula One event. You were terrific to work with and I appreciated the time we could speak on the phone in your busy schedule at work. I have just viewed your beautiful video and it is a prominent recall of the warmth and the love that was the foremost feeling with your family and friends. I wish you every happiness and it was such a pleasure to share your special day after the sometimes harrowing journey. Warmly, Wendy

7 Mar 2020

Australia's BEST Celebrant!! My partner Ben & I were so over the moon & felt really blessed having found & secured Wendy McCrae for our wedding on 7th March 2020. Planning a wedding feels like a minefield & after a load of research online, I found Wendy - thank goodness.. Wendy was/is incredible! From tailoring our vows (which initially I felt would be incredibly overwhelming), to suggesting lovely touches to remember passed family members, Wendy made everything seem just that much easier. From the initial telephone conversation, I knew Wendy was the perfect fit for us. Ben & cannot recommend a person more highly than we recommend Wendy. Even our guests & family raved about her at the reception & in conversations after the event. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing - Wendy really is the best celebrant in the country!!

Wendy McRae  

Jo and Ben ..... what a couple...... every meeting we had was filled with fun, laughter and smiles. I feel like I have known you both for years and so for the ceremony and the whole day to go as planned was a perfect end...... and the photos showed it too. Thank you ....for your beautiful words !!! I so enjoyed this time ...it is occasions such as yours that make me want to continue in the work I do ...... as you are a remarkable couple.... I do LOVE my job. Happiness always. Warmly, Wendy

29 Feb 2020

Wendy played an important part in making our special day special, and we're very grateful to her. First of all, she's a lovely person with an immensely pleasant voice. If you know what you want from your ceremony, she will accomodate you. If you have less of an idea, like we did, she will take you gently but firmly by the hand and guide you through the process of crafting a ceremony that suits you. She obviously enjoys both the drafting process and the weddings themselves. The meetings were lovely, the rehearsal calmed our nerves, everything went well on the day. We heard no end of positive things about the ceremony from our guests - the ceremony as well as Wendy's delivery of it were spot on. We particularly enjoyed Wendy's suggestion, which was to reveal the answers to personal questions about ourselves in the ceremony itself!

Wendy McRae  

Manuel and Liz........ what a beautiful wedding day !!!!!! and ...Thank you ....for your kind words.x I so much enjoyed meeting for the first time and subsequent meetings as you were both so responsive to ideas and suggestions...... I feel my work is done when I see the smiles on your faces and those of family and friends. Thank you ..for letting me share this journey with you both. Happiness always. Warmly. Wendy

17 Sep 2021

Wendy has been an absolute blessing for both myself and my husband. From our first meeting with her, we knew immediately that we wanted her to be our celebrant. She gave us so many ideas and suggestions we hadn’t thought of before and was amazing to work with. Even during the tough times now, she has been so thoughtful and considerate throughout the process for getting us registered. She has been so supportive of our journey through each and every step. I can’t recommend Wendy enough for any couple looking for an amazing celebrant who will go above and beyond. Thank you so much Wendy for being the support we needed and we can not wait to have you do our big wedding as well next year!!!

Wendy McRae  

Anish and and Bryce ........What a perfect couple you are ..... thank YOU for choosing me. I was delighted to help Anisha...these last few months have been so volatile and so working together to achieve what you wanted was team work !! Your family are truly lovely..... and I too am already looking forward to the big celebration next year !!! Happiness always ..... Warmly, Wendy

3 Jul 2021

Wendy was the celebrant for our wedding on 3 July 2021. The entire process from initially meeting Wendy, chatting through the documents and our vows, through to the rehearsal and the actual wedding day was seamless. Wendy was a delight to deal with and her smile and friendly nature made our day so much more stress-free and special. Our guests absolutely appreciated her professionalism and manner and we received so many comments about the lovely ceremony that she conducted for us. I would recommend Wendy as a celebrant to all of my friends and family.

19 Mar 2021

Wendy was fantastic from our first meeting to our wedding day! She was very thorough with lots of ideas and examples for us to use but was also very flexible, allowing us to personalise our ceremony exactly as we wished. Wendy has a very warm and personable nature but maintained professionalism throughout the ceremony, not trying to steal the show or come across as our best friends. We had so many of our guests comment that she is the BEST celebrant they have ever witnessed!

26 Feb 2021

Wendy is such a friendly, lovely and enthusiastic lady which made our ceremony so special. Her attention to detail and support through out the whole process was just amazing.. especially during a pandemic! We can’t thank Wendy enough for making our ceremony so amazing. I would highly recommend Wendy to anyone who is looking for a celebrant because she will not disappoint. Thank you Wendy!!!

Wendy McRae  

Caroline and Andrew ...... what a fabulous day ..... and you had waited so long !!!!! It was well worth waiting for. Thank you for your lovely words.... I enjoyed the whole journey with you....date changes and everything. Happiness always ...Warmly, Wendy

6 Feb 2021

Wendy is an absolute gem!! With a caring nature, Wendy guided us through the process and had so many suggestions we hadn’t thought of before to make the day extra special. Even during the rescheduling of our wedding, Wendy was so accommodating, thoughtful and considerate throughout the whole process and went above and beyond to help us. We can’t recommend Wendy highly enough!!

Wendy McRae  

Your wedding was well worth waiting for as the whole day was one of pure joy !!! Thank you for your kind words....you are such a lovely couple and all the preparation, heartache, phonecalls, changing, was challenging but a great bonding experience. Happiness always....Warmly, Wendy

19 Dec 2020

Wendy made planning our wedding ceremony so much easier than we initially imagined it would be. Her empathy, experience, warmth and calmness made it easier for us to share our ideas. Her understanding of the variations of human emotions across generations and cultures meant that she was able to share so many beautiful ideas to incorporate into our ceremony. We truly felt that she helped us "design" an extremely personalised, sensitive and intimate ceremony. Our guests on the day complemented us on how smoothly the ceremony was organised and how wonderful and heartfelt Wendy was. We are so happy we found her!!

Wendy McRae  

Ahhhhhh... What lovely words Shefali .... Thank you .... it was a wonderful experience with both you and your families. It is really important I feel, to include heritage, culture and tradition, so I was more than happy to encapsulate all you wanted. Happiness Always...warmly, Wendy

6 Dec 2020

My wife and I had a fantastic experience with Wendy! She really exceeded our expectations. Wendy was extremely professional but also warm through out and instilled a feeling of confidence in us during a stressful period. We also had several friends and family members mentions what a great job she did. We would highly recommend!

Wendy McRae  

What a wonderful day!!!!! And after all the problems with restrictions, your day went off without a hitch ...more a bang.... Thank you for letting me share this journey and this day with you. Such a wonderful couple you are ...and your family and friends were just the best !!!! Happiness always. Warmly, Wendy

27 Nov 2020

Wendy is a true professional who instantly made us feel comfortable upon meeting. On top of being significantly experienced as a celebrant, she is well prepared and brings an element of fun into the process by cracking a few jokes. Wendy ensured that when the ceremony was delivered, people were engaged and considered it to be both entertaining and emotionally connected. Wendy was understanding and patient throughout all of the uncertainties of COVID, was well informed with the necessary advice and promptly responded when she heard back from us. Our family and friends also personally thanked Wendy for such a lovely ceremony and we would highly recommend Wendy to other couples looking to engage a celebrant for their upcoming wedding.

Wendy McRae  

Oh Melissa and Stuart ....what a thoughtful review...... THANK YOU ...for being such a lovely couple to work with ....... it was a joy from the moment we all met and I am glad that everything worked out so well....Virus and all !! Warmly, Wendy x

1 Jun 2020

Wendy was amazing to deal with, she was keeping us informed of all restrictions that were going on during to COVID - we were so happy with the ceremony as was our family. She was very thorough.

Wendy McRae  

Thank you Swetha.... COVID 19 definitely gave us challenges but you and your lovely family were very supportive of all the restrictions put in place and it was a lovely day. Happiness always. Warmly, Wendy

21 Mar 2020

Lovely lady, very professional

Wendy McRae  

Thank you Katrina and Daniel...... and I feel you coped exceptionally well under the circumstances around the guest limit for the day.... it did not take a smile from your faces...there was a lovely warmth at your ceremony where everyone was so supportive of the difficulties that you were facing. Well done !!! Happiness Always. Warmly, Wendy

15 Mar 2020

Wendy was absolutely amazing from start to finish. Incredibly supportive of our plans and gave us guidance without taking over and making it her ceremony (which some do!). The process was professional, personal, thorough and fun and it showed on the day. We had a very small, intimate ceremony and Wendy tailored it perfectly to us and our setting. Not only were we incredibly impressed but our guests were too. It was a beautiful day and Wendy had a lot to do with that. We cannot speak highly enough of her. Thank you Wendy!! You are wonderful x

Wendy McRae  

Tara and Aaron .... thank you for your lovely words...... when you think we first met over 2 years ago with different plans in place, it was lovely to be able to follow your journey to such a WONDERFUL beach wedding ..... Thank you both too...... you were so positive and appreciative of the ideas and suggestions I made....to make your day very, very special !!!! Happiness always...... Warmly, Wendy

8 Mar 2020

Wendy was amazing to deal with. She made us feel very comfortable from the first meeting and we knew straight away that she was the celebrant for us. She was so helpful and made the whole process easy.

Wendy McRae  

Thank you Sarah....it was a lovely day ...and a great celebration with family and friends. Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to be able to share your special day. Happiness always. Warmly, Wendy

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