Steve Mummery Celebrant

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(43 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.

18 Apr 2022

Steve was absolutely brilliant. The communication leading up to the day was reassuring and organised the event, meaning we could just enjoy the day when we got there! He is the warmest, friendliest person, and it felt as though we were having an old friend marry us! The guests loved him too. Thank you for a fantastic day, Steve.

8 Apr 2022

Thanks Steve, you were absolutely perfect! We contacted Steve and super happy we did. From the get go Steve had us relaxing over a coffee (almost like chatting to an old friend), whilst discussing our needs and upcoming plans. It was a really unique experience as Steve took the time to get to know us and what suited us. It was about what we wanted. Steve was very supportive, professional and a matching personality which shone through on the day. We just felt that we had the best celebrant in WA! He delivered us an amazing ceremony and one we will never forget and for this we are truly grateful. After the ceremony friends and family commented on the ceremony and how wonderful Steve was. The poem he read after the ceremony was unexpected but touched our hearts deeply. Thanks again Steve. You were truly amazing! Vern & Jary

2 Apr 2022

Thank you Steve for making our wedding ceremony so special. Your calm and friendly manner helped ease the nerves so much that we were able to really enjoy it with our guests. We appreciated your professionalism, with everything running smoothly. Our guests commented on how lovely the ceremony was.

24 Mar 2022

Steve was the perfect celebrant for our big day. We envisioned our wedding a certain way, and Steve fit in wonderfully, mixing professionalism with humour to calm those pre-wedding jitters. Cannot recommend or thank him enough!

12 Mar 2022

Steve was the perfect celebrant for us. He put us at ease and made our ceremony perfect. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone, he was just great

19 Feb 2022

Steve was an amazing celebrant and was so professional, friendly, supportive and helpful at every step of the way in lead up to our wedding day. He created the perfect ceremony, unique and tailored to us, and was so calming and reassuring on the day! Steve - we cannot thank you enough for everything and for being a part of our special day!

12 Feb 2022

Steve did an absolutely AMAZING job with our ceremony. He does such a good job at keeping everyone at ease. He is so funny and professional. Steve even helped us find an amazing photo location! Would definitely recommend 110%!

18 Jan 2022

What can I say about Steve Mummery? Amazing? Fantastic? Charismatic? How about all of the above! Steve did such an wonderful job at the ceremony. His material was engaging and personalised to my Husband and I. His script wasn't simply rote material repeated in his ceremonies. Many of our friends and family asked us where we found Steve, complimenting his service which was a credit to Steve. On the morning of our wedding, prior to the ceremony, Steve sent individual video messages to my husband and I. He was a calming influence; I felt everything was in hand - which it was. Steve even asked my husband what colour he was wearing so he could match his outfit! Such an amazing attention to detail. Steve, I would happily recommend you to anyone and everyone. You truly did an amazing service. It was faultless. From Chantal and Trent

18 Dec 2021

We were so lucky to have Steve as our marriage celebrant and would highly recommend him. We were looking for someone who had a little bit of humour but could also keep the ceremony a little more traditional and he did just that! Steve gave us some great ideas of things to add into our ceremony like doing rock/paper/scissors to decide who would do their vows 1st which added in a bit of fun as well as our music artist playing guitar stings softly in the background whilst we did our vows which made it a very unique and memorable ceremony. Steve also speaks very clearly and has a great voice. Many of our guests commented on how great Steve was and how much they loved our ceremony. Thank you so much Steve for making our ceremony so special and for contributing to the best day of our lives!!

27 Nov 2021

Thank you so much, you really made the ceremony so perfect and you really calmed my nerves. I would have been a mess without your amazing calming reassurance in the minutes before the ceremony started. We will be recommending You to absolutely everyone. Every guest at the wedding said it was the best ceremony they’d ever been to. Steve was absolutely fantastic, a real professional who takes the time to get to know you and personalises the ceremony to you. Such a calming presence on the day. We are the happiest couple and we could t have wished for anything better. Steve you truly are amazing at what you do, we can’t thank you enough.

23 Oct 2021

Steve was incredible. He created such an amazing ceremony for our wedding. He was professional from the get go and nailed the fun, relaxed and casual brief we were going for. I couldn’t recommend Steve enough, our guests were raving about him and our ceremony all evening! Thank you Steve.

22 Oct 2021

We highly recommend Steve Mummery 100/10. He was so great at our ceremony knowing the right things to say and showing a true representation of our love. Highly recommend


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