Chris Temov Marriage Celebrant Perth
Each celebrant sets their own prices based on the time they spend on your ceremony, their experience and (believe it or not) ... their Ego! There is no 'standard' fee, but prices are often range from $450 (usually a new celebrant) up to $900++. Personally, I feel midway is a fair price to charge. On top of this, most celebrants will often charge an additional travel fee if ceremonies are performed outside the Perth metro area (for Perth based celebrants).
The costs should reflect the amount of time a celebrant invests in meeting the couple, researching and preparing a full ceremony, arranging ceremony music (optional), a rehersal and performing the ceremony of the day as well as looking after your document lodgement.
Some celebrants don't include the preperation of all of the legal documentation, I include all of this as part of my service, making the legal process easy & seamless. I get together to help you prepare all of your paperwork, certify your ID and documentation and make sure that everything that needs to be done, is done correctly.
If you're on a limited budget and are happy to pay for a ceremony at the lower end of prices, you may have to expect that your celebrant is just starting out or may be a 'part time' celebrant, and while this is not a bad thing, it's just something to take this into consideration.
If you're prepared to pay for a higher priced celebrant, it's important to determine the amount of time the celebrant is going to invest in your ceremony (usually around 10 hours per ceremony). It is also important to determine if your celebrant is prepared to spend time developing your 'individual' ceremony and not simply provide a 'cut & paste' ceremony. If someone is going to charge you a lot of money to provide you with a professional service, it MUST be professional.
Don't just pay for someone's ego, their 'online' presence or the testimonials on their website (these are difficult to verify), FB testimonials seem to be a bit more reliable. There are a lot of great celebrants in Perth and many will be within your price range. With the right amount of investigation, you'll find the best fit for you.
I believe it's important to make sure you're getting value for money and above all, you should feel comfortable working with your celebrant.
They must understand YOUR needs.. after all, it's YOUR wedding.