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Steve Mummery Celebrant

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OVERVIEW

Fun and friendly wedding ceremonies that are authentic, relaxed and enjoyable

I'm a marriage celebrant who really wants you to have a fun and friendly wedding ceremony that is authentic, relaxed and enjoyable.  

I've worked in media most of my life, ten years keeping Mix 94.5 #1 in Perth and nine years as the CEO of Channel 7's Telethon, so I'm very familiar with speaking in public. My style is relaxed and unassuming in nature, plus people tell me I have a great sense of humour.

Together, we can create a fun, relaxed, enjoyable ceremony for you and friends and family who will be there celebrating with you on the day.  My goal is to have people come up to you afterwards and say "that's the best wedding I've ever been to" and if that happens (which is regularly does - check my reviews), then my job is done.

I care about making your wedding the best possible experience for everyone involved. I take care of all the ceremony details so that you can focus on enjoying the moment. That’s why I make the effort to understand your exact needs, so the ceremony you imagine is the ceremony you’ll get. 

My goal is to make sure your guests say it's the best wedding ceremony they've ever experienced.

About

Former CEO of the Channel 7 Telethon Trust. Throughout my nine years there, my team raised an incredible $180 million to help the kids of WA. Something we are extremely proud of. Prior to that, 20+ years in radio on the air and as content director of radio stations all over Australia including 10 years at of Mix 94.5 in Perth, keeping them #1 to become the most successful radio station ever in Australia.

Mr Steve Mummery

Business Owner


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FAQ

Selecting the right Celebrant for your ceremony is an important task.  Just don't be scared.  There is a code of practice that all authorised civil celebrants across Australia must abide by.  This was brought in to create a more consistent, professional standing within the celebrants community.  Above all, it protects you.

The best advice I can give is to ask whether your celebrant has achieved a Certificate IV in Celebrancy - as this is now the industry standard training that celebrants must have.  

As part of the code of practice, all celebrants are required to give you a feedback form after the ceremony for you to complete so that they can continue to improve in areas that they may not be aware of.  However, that's all well and good after the ceremony.  

But what if things are not going well in the lead up once you have paid your deposit?  If you are not happy with the way things are progressing, the best thing to do is pick up the phone and let the celebrant know.  I can assure you, I would much rather hear about it sooner than later, so that I can fix any issues straight away.  You have the right to do this, as I am providing you with a service that you are paying for.

If things are still not sorted, then there is a complaints process that you can access by visiting the Attorney-General's Department online.

So don't panic about who you choose. Go with the celebrant who has the best fit with your personality - someone you feel comfortable with pretty quickly after meeting them.  Don't be afraid to shop around and talk to a few before deciding who to go with.  And then if things don't feel right - let them know.

NOTE: Celebrants who were authorised prior to 2013 did not have the high standard training that is now required to achieve a Certificate IV in Celebrancy. However, ALL Celebrants must complete ongoing professional development every twelve months.

Writing vows can be one of the most anxious tasks you do in the lead up to a marriage. And it's one that most of us put off until the very last minute - which is probably the worst thing you can do.  

Take some time, plenty of time out from your wedding, to sit down one night when you are by yourself and write down the answers to these questions - then most of your work will be done. 

  • Why are you getting married?
  • What made you realise you wanted to marry your partner?
  • What do you hope will change, or improve, when you are married?
  • How do you want your partner to feel as they hear your vows?
  • What commitment are you actually making?
  • What was a defining moment in your relationship?
  • What defines your relationship now?
  • What will define your relationship in the future?

I have a lot more questions you can ask yourself located in the Wedding Tips section online at smcelebrant.com.au 

https://www.smcelebrant.com.au/single-post/2017/05/22/Writing-vows-is-not-hard

It's not that hard to work in ways to include children into a marriage or commitment ceremony.

For a marriage ceremony to be legal, there are few simple requirements. After that, a couple may create a wedding ceremony that is both personal and unique.  This is up to the celebrant to guide them through the process and make suggestions.

Many couples, when marrying, may be bringing into the union their own child, or perhaps children from a former relationship. To include the children in the wedding ceremony is a way of letting them know that they are an important part of the marriage. 

I have listed some ways (and wording) that you can involve children in your ceremony online at smcelebrant.com.au

https://www.smcelebrant.com.au/single-post/2017/05/25/Involving-children-in-the-ceremony-Part-1

 

Outdoor ceremonies are very popular, especially because of the great weather most of Australia experiences for a lot of the year.  But, keep in mind just how hot it might get if you're marrying over summer and remember to touch base with the local council in the area of the park or beach you want to get married in as most of them require you to let them know and possibly have a permit.  

They won't make it too hard though, as they love having the public utilise their parks that cost a lot of money keeping nice.

I have more tips on whether to get married indoor or outdoor online at smcelebrant.com.au

https://www.smcelebrant.com.au/single-post/2017/02/09/Getting-married-in-a-park

You know if the father of the bride starts his speech with, ‘I won’t talk for too long,’ you are doomed!  Children fall asleep clutching crayons from their goody-bags and Aunts melt into a Prosecco-fuelled haze.

If you are an integral member of the wedding party (best man, maid of honour, mothers of the bride and groom) you will probably be expected to give a few words. If you are following a speech that wasn’t so riveting, you are going to want to inject the congregation with some energy

This is a great article I found by Petra Sanford on weddingideasmag.com.

It includes tips and hints on;

  • making people laugh;
  • sticking to the point;
  • taking them on an emotional rollercoaster;
  • whether to wing it or not and;
  • how much you should drink before your speech.

You can find it online at the above address or online at smcelebrant.com.au

https://www.smcelebrant.com.au/single-post/2017/02/16/Speeches-Father-of-the-bride

 


3 reviews 5 Write a Review

June 2024

We absolutely loved having Steve as our celebrant on our wedding day! He was so personable, organised, professional and attentive during all stages of the process. We loved how much info he provided; we felt in very good hands the entire time. We wish we could get married again so we could hire Steve! 10/10 will be recommending him to all our friends and family.

Catty M.

June 2024

Steve made the whole process stress free and easy! He done an awesome job on the day with the ceremony and being the MC. Couldn’t recommend him enough!

Jarrad N.

March 2024

We cannot express enough gratitude for the wonderful service provided by Steve Mummery. From the moment we met him he was warm and welcoming which put as us at ease. His enthusiasm made our special day even more memorable. Throughout the entire process, Steve was accommodating to our needs and desires, ensuring that every detail was just as we envisioned. He held the room with such charisma, fun and joy, effortlessly guiding the ceremony and Reception with a perfect balance of professionalism and heartfelt emotion! What truly sets Steve apart is his attention to detail and his ability to ensure that everything ran smoothly without a glitch. We didn't have to worry about a single thing, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the joy of the moment throughout the day. Our wedding day was made even more magical because of Steve, and we will forever cherish the memories he helped create. We would highly recommend Steve to anyone seeking a celebrant who goes above and beyond to make your day absolutely perfect. Thank you, Steve, for making our dreams a reality!

Maria R.


Expert Advice

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Do celebrants travel and how far?

Hello. We're considering getting married in the country but are wondering, if we find the celebrant we love, if they generally travel to do weddings. How do they price for that?

Steve Mummery Celebrant

Most celebrants are prepared to travel and even stay overnight if necessary, but the cost of that becomes part of the feel they charge. I always keep the travel/accomm fee seperate from the cermeony fee so that they can see exactly what the individual costs are.  I include 100km of travel (round trip) in my ceremony fee, so any km's after that are charged at $1 + accomm is whatever the average price is for the area.  If I am MC'ing the reception I usuaiuly choose to stay overnight as it will be too late to travel home afterwards. If the couple want a rehearsal the day before the wedding that would be another night's accom as well.

What's the best way to break up with a bridesmaid?

Our wedding isn't until 2024 but now I'm regretting asking my bridesmaids to be bridesmaids so early. There's one who's making me regret the decision but I don't want to burn our friendship. How can I approach this with her?

Steve Mummery Celebrant

Firstly, don't do it via text or even a phone call!  Do it face to face (as you woud like it done to you). Secondly, try to nip it in the bud. Tell her how you're feeling without acusing or blaming her about anything - chances are she might not even be aware of it.  Give her a chance to lift her game and then you won't have to dump her after all. Start the conversation off with "How are you feeling about being one of my bidesmaids?" to give her a chance to opt out if she wants. She will probably ask you "Why?", which then leads you on to being able to say "Well, sometimes it feels like you doin't want to be/are not enjoing it/are trying to sabotage me..." (whichever is the most appropriate). Then after that, if she doesn't lift her game and things still don't work out, at least she had some warning. Tell it to her straight and tell her that you just aren't letting anyone casue you stress in the lead up to and on your big day. Don't text her.

Jasmine

Does the marrying couple sign three commemorative certificates?

Does the marrying couple sign three commemorative certificates as well as the official certificate of marriage, or two?

Steve Mummery Celebrant

There is just one commerorative certificate that the bride and groom keep.  However, there are three documents that the bride, groom, witnesses and celebrant sign on the day. One is the commemorative certificate. The other two are the official wedding certificate/form that the celebrant sends to Births Deaths & Marriages in the state of marriage, and the other is kept as record by the celebrant.

Cheers,

Steve Mummery

Marriage Celebrant

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