Steve Mummery Celebrant

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(28 reviews)
 
Service Area
Perth
Business Hours
By Appointment
Average Pricing
$800
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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.


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Questions and Answers

How do I select the right Celebrant for me?

Steve Mummery Celebrant

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.

Where do I start in writing my vows?

Steve Mummery Celebrant

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

What ways are there to involve children in the ceremony?

Steve Mummery Celebrant

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

 

Should I go OUTDOOR or INDOOR for my wedding ceremony?

Steve Mummery Celebrant

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

How do I help my Dad with his "father of the bride speech"?

Steve Mummery Celebrant

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

 

Reviews

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21 May 2021

Steve not only met our expectations but he absolutely blew them out of the water!! He was there every step of the way with helpful advice and went above and beyond to make our wedding feel personalised. The ceremony itself was like no other we had experienced. It was personal and tailored to us with some funny anecdotes. He kept that perfect balance between an emotional and entertaining & light speech. Everybody at our wedding expressed how much they loved the ceremony and we could not have been happier. Due to Covid, we had to livestream our wedding – family and friends in Europe, New Zealand and in the US said how good that ceremony was! They have never experienced such a good ceremony/speech. Steve truly set us up for the perfect day!! We can't thank him enough for his performance and his help throughout the whole journey!

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

Thanks Fran. I wish you and Glenn many many happy years together - wherever you may be.

31 Dec 2020

From the moment we met Steve, we knew he was our celebrant. His very personal style made us feel like we were being married by an old friend, and someone who truly understood our story. From our first meeting, to the moments before he officiated our wedding, Steve made sure we were comfortable. He was incredibly supportive during a challenging 2020. Being a couple from Melbourne, we had to deal with a couple of postponements because of COVID-19. Steve was flexible and understanding until the very end. When we finally decided to get married on New Year's Eve, he made sure he could be there and have the ceremony we had always planned. For anyone looking for a celebrant who goes above and beyond to share your journey and understand your story, Steve is the man for you. Five stars don't do him justice.

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

Andrew, you and Pippa were a gorgeous couple to go through the journey with. A couple of false starts, but in the end, we gave the finger to 2020 by getting it done on New Years eve. Congrats.

28 Nov 2020

We formed an instant bond/friendship with Steve from our very first meeting 12 months ago. He made the whole process an absolute dream and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect & personal ceremony, shared with our loved ones. His energy and enthusiasm was infectious for everyone, and we are still receiving comments from our guests saying it was the best wedding ceremony they have seen/been a part of. Thank you so much Steve, we can't express how special our day was, we will never forget it! xox Nic and James

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

Nicole, there was something very special about your marriage to James. Something that all three of us will treasure forever. Thanks for choosing me as your celebrant - the stars aligned that day. I wish you both many happy years ahead.

5 Jun 2021

Steve was very patient with us as we did not know what direction we wanted to take. Steve is very professional and friendly. It was a perfect ceremony suited to our needs and we really appreciated that Steve gave us the tools to navigate our ceremony! 11/10 recommend.

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

Thanks Justin, you guys were terrific to work with in creating a special day for you to celebrate.

19 Mar 2021

Steve is without a doubt a gentleman. From the moment we met him he put us at ease and explained our journey to us in full detail. Our ceremony was one that won't be forgotten by many for years to come. Very professional. Thank you very much Steve. Would love to meet up with you for coffee in the near future.

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

Congrats to you and Rachel George. It was an absolute pleasure getting you two hitched. Would be great to catch up.

19 Feb 2021

I Had the pleasure of working with Steve recently and had the most amazing experience from planning to being wedded on the day! My wife Aimee and I are beyond pleased with how we were looked after and would recommend Steve to anyone looking for a fun, laid back, professional and thoughtful celebrant that ties all those qualities together seamlessly 5 star service!! Absolute gentleman!

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

Matthew and Aimee you guys were gorgeous to work with in making your big day a reality. There was so much love around us all at Caversham House that it was impossible for it to not be perfect. Enjoy many happy years ahead. x

16 Jan 2021

Steve was absolutely brilliant. He met with us as we arrived separately at the venue and explained how everything would unfold. He was a very calm presence prior to my Dad and I walking down the aisle, and gave useful advice such as how to hold the bouquet best for the photos. The ceremony itself was exactly what we'd hoped for - intimate and cheerful, meaningful but full of joy and laughter. Thanks so much for our perfect wedding ceremony, Steve!

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

Jane, you guys were terrific to work with in creating the perfect wedding ceremony for your big day. All the best for the future together.

1 Mar 2020

Steve is an absolute superstar! He ensured our day ran smoothly and remained organised and professional at all times. We felt at ease with him straight away, ensuring we could tell our story openly, leading to the creation of a beautiful and touching ceremony. We are forever grateful Steve, thank you for making our big day so special!

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

Phoebe, thanks for choosing me as your celebrant. It was you guys who made the day special. Congrats to you and Mark.

29 Feb 2020

Steve gave us a wonderfully bespoke wedding experience, I would highly recommend Steve to anyone wanting to get married or renew their vows.

29 Feb 2020

I was really particular in who we picked for a celebrant. Our wedding was a serious moment in our day and when we met Steve he really understood the type of ceremony we wanted to have. He wrote the ceremony and came back to us and recommended things we didn't even think of. As we got married on the river all over guests and ourselves made a wish and threw them in the river and all our guests loved it. Steve is genuine ,professional, and thoughtful. He gave our certificate in a leather bound pouch which was beautiful. He guided us through everything and we were so happy we had Steve marry us!

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

You guys were absolutely terrific to go through the journey towards marriage with Kaye. I especially loved the stone throwing ritual we aded in. I hope you think of it every day when you and Mike walk past that spot in the river.

21 Feb 2020

Throughout the whole wedding planning process, Steve was extremely helpful and played a big part in making our wedding day absolutely perfect. Steve really took the time to get to know us as a couple so he could share our love story at the ceremony, which made it so personal to us. He was so easy to talk to and had some great tips and suggestions. On the day Steve was excellent at making us and our guests feel comfortable and relaxed. He was very passionate and kept the audience engaged. So many of our guests told us how amazing and special the ceremony was. We would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking for the best possible celebrant for their wedding.

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

Thanks Jordan & Tegan, you guys were fantastic to work with on creating a ceremony that all will remember for a long time.

25 Jan 2020

Professional and yet casual relaxed and fun.

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

Thanks Robyn & Frank, you both have many happy years ahead.

11 Jan 2020

Steve really took the time to understand us and our story - and that we wanted to surprise family and friends at my husband's 60th birthday celebration. Steve's attention to detail, suggestions and recommendations during the process really helped us too. Steve was happy to mingle with our guests and take on the role as MC to bring everyone together and then spring surprise as he introduced himself as a marriage celebrant!! Steve helped to make our wedding all that we hoped it would be, and more!!

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

Thanks Lesley, you and Ian were a delight to work with in creating a surprise wedding for all your guests at Ian's 60th. Congratulations.

18 Oct 2019

Steve made our ceremony so special. He met with us through the lead up making us feel like a friend was a part of our wedding. He kept calm through the chaos, and helped us refocus when we needed to. It was a beautiful ceremony and something we can look back on and smile. Thank you Steve.

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

Melinda, you and Coilin were both delightful to work with in the lead up to your big day. Gorgeous location and it was a pleasure to make it special for you.

7 Sep 2019

First saw Steve at a friends wedding and fell in love with his style. He was funny, charming and super caring that mean the big day was a beautiful memory. The bit we didn't see coming was just how much he would help us throughout the journey. Definitely became a friend for life

Steve Mummery Celebrant  

Nick, you and Laura were awesome to go on your journey towards marriage with. Thanks for the great feedback and I look forward to catching up down the track.


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