Dan Ford Celebrant & MC

5.0  ( 92 reviews ) · Sunshine Coast / Noosa / Brisbane (View Map) · Show Phone
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“What a pleasure to deal with! He was so organised throughout our entire process and really made our ceremony fun, unique and absolutely perfect. Dan set the tone for our entire wedding and we couldn’t be happier. Thanks Dan!” Matt.

What you can expect when working with Dan Ford Celebrant & MC for your wedding:

  • Personalised ceremony. Dan Ford believes that every couple has a unique story to tell, which is why he ensures to personalise your wedding ceremony, based on your likes, interests, story and preferences. The ceremony is tailored to you as a couple, and can be as fun and upbeat or romantic and heartfelt as you like! 
  • Convenient wedding packages. Dan Ford offers a range of flexible, convenient and comprehensive wedding packages. These handy packages include an elopement package, a celebrant-only option, and an MC and celebrant package deal  - talk about convenience!
  • Modern, fun approach. If you’re after an energetic, fun ceremony full of laughs and a few sneaky tears - Dan is your guy. Dan loves creating modern ceremonies that really move people, and might include some personal stories about your journey as a couple or some funny anecdotes, whatever your choice, Dan will create a warm ceremony that your guests will enjoy.
  • Experienced celebrant and MC. Dan is an ABIA-awarded, highly experienced celebrant and MC. Past couples have raved about Dan’s unique, fun approach, noting that he made their ceremony and Reception incredible and personal.
  • Charismatic and charming. Dan Ford is relatable and oh-so-charming, your Groomsmen, and Aunt Josie will love him! 

What Dan's couple say......

“Dan prepared and delivered the most beautiful ceremony for us. Fun, sincere, and very personalized. I could feel his genuine passion for making our day perfect going above and beyond with little things that made a big difference. Thanks Dan the man!” Jess x

“The guests from our wedding gave such good feedback about Dan. While waiting for the big arrival he was polite and friendly and mingled with our guests. He even helped to hand out drinks before the ceremony. The ceremony was short and sweet, upbeat and he was very flexible and rolled with the punches with ad-libs and funny moments. A quick, upbeat modern celebrant. Dan's the man.” Kirby . x

"Dan was an incredible celebrant and MC for our wedding. He created a ceremony that was relaxed, short and fun which was exactly what we wanted! Dan was so friendly with our friends and family and we had many comments on how wonderful he was throughout the night. He ensured our ceremony ran smoothly by having a practice with our bridal party and immediate families the night before the wedding. We are very grateful that we had Dan at our wedding!" Emma & Miles.

“Wow, just wow! From the very first time Brett and I met Dan we instantly felt his humorous, fun, energetic vibes. I love that Dan was willing and able to have a bit of fun, and really show his personality through the whole ceremony. We loved that Dan was so down to earth and let us just ‘roll with it’.  It was a quality we looked for with many celebrants and we are so thankful we came across Dan. Thank you for everything Dan, our day was perfect even with all the changes due to COVID. I highly recommend Dan and his services, if you're wanting a fun energetic passionate celebrant or MC DAN IS THE MAN!”  Shanese. X


I'm a lover of my wife Shelby, a morning coffee, surfing, mountain biking, and my whippet puppies Indy and Paulyboy. 6 years into my wedding business and I've finally turned my beloved side hustle into my main vocation. You gotta risk it for the biscuit, right!? Especially when you find that 'thing'. That project that excites you and fills you up! For me, that's weddings for sure. So gratitude is my attitude. And, It's a pleasure to meet you.

Dan Ford

CEO.... and mailroom guy.

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Service Area Sunshine Coast / Noosa / Brisbane

Sunshine Coast / Noosa / Brisbane
Sunshine Coast / Noosa / Brisbane


Your Marriage Ceremony will set the tone for your entire event. It's the centerpiece of the day, and should be fun and engaging, with moments of sincerity and emotion. Upbeat, but not over the top and certainly not boring. Meaningful, but not melodramatic. Think warm and fuzzies with giggles and storytelling. Oh , and legally legitimate: we seamlessly layer and intergrate those segments in-between all of the storytelling and personal anecdotes that will have your guests, and yourselves laughing out loud and dabbing away at eyes with tissues.

My couples and I co-create the ceremony for a very important reason. We catch up in person, and/or Zoom or FaceTime if we can't, share the highlights of your story so-far through some Q&A. Then, on the day I will subtly weave and layer your personalities, anecdotes and story highlights around the legal requirements: (I Do's, Vows and ring exchange), to ensure your marriage ceremony is one yourself , and your guests well remember, and talk about for all of the right reasons!

Ahhh... the million dollar 'sell yourself' question that non-salesey, people-people like myself answer in analogies...(because they are way more fun!)

Like bespoke ice cream nowadays, there are many different flavors of Celebrant & MC.. So, choosing the right flavor to match you're tastes is important...(and if you have not guessed by now, I'm not your average cookie-cutter, Vanilla Celebrant & MC).

Being married myself, I understand that couples need someone to take the time to inform them of: the legal requirements ( IE:..paperwork), and what's needed for planning the ceremony. As important as these base details are, any and every Celebrant will do this for you. Those details are the information 'cone'. How we do it though, is the difference between a cone that's been sitting a cupboard waaaaaaaaay past expiry date: the bare essentials. Or, a handmade Belgian waffle cone, still warm from shaping (think: a personilised approach, the need to knows without the fluff. It's still a tiny bit sweet as we are building rapport, even through the administrative process that I have simplified and modernised as an online event page that you can access from anywhere, anytime...). NO! Do not eat the delicious, handmade waffle cone yet... wait for the ice cream!

My fave 3 wedding vendor flavors have always been these:

  • Organisation - We are on time, on point (including that we dress on theme and color tone), we communicate warmly and professionally. Yet make it seem effortless... Because we love what we do!  The most solid of scoops at the bottom.
  • Adaptability - We are on your team! So we take care of issues that pop up that you won't even realised happened, until after on, when we will laugh about it together over a glass of bubbly (think: bring a back up PA and spare Mic batteries JIC. Give a lighthearted and respectful outro and tap on the shoulder to anyone who starts repeating themselves during speeches. Have the venue delay the bridal party by 5 mins because your Nan's just ducked to the loo... etc.. ;)  The vital teamwork scoop is in the middle! And at the top...
  • Creative Presence - It's commonly understood that professionals are proficient at going through the motions with an above average level of skill (we hope :P). In the Celebrancy & MC space, I have been a guest at many of these types of ceremonies & receptions, and they are good... but not immersive and unforgettable. To create in the moment as a Celebrant & MC, is to know the content like a favorite song, yet allow the spontaneity of a gathered, salubrious group (especially your tight tribe of besties) to go ‘off script’ and mess around with tune. The chorus will be dedicated to you two, however we don't let the formalities dictate a stuffy vibe. It's a love celebration after all, and the sweetest top scoop, chocolate sprinkle dipped parts cannot be 'scheduled'. Modern Celebrants & MC’s know this, and invite these spontanious moments to happen.

Because we know it’s where the real magic can be found!

Y  E  S! I was a professional MC before I became a Celebrant! Nothing gives me more pleasure than creating a great rapport in the Ceremony with all of your guests, then keeping things moving along with an upbeat and sincere vibe all through the reception. The most common feedback couples recieve from their guests, having me as their MC is: 'How do you know Dan? He was such a great MC! It was like you had known him for ages."

I'll be there to welcome everyone into the "Love Celebration" reception including houskeeping, humerous and heartfelt speech intros, the cake cutting and all the way through to getting EVERYONE on the Dancefloor by the end of your first dance - From Fiancès to Happily Married and tucked up in bed with a day and night full of unforgettable, awesome memories.

Give all of your besties the whole night off and head to my Special Offers for details on my 'Ceremony Celebrant and Drop the Mic MC Bundle!'

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October 2023

Dan was AMAZING! Even before the wedding we felt at ease with Dan, he gave us his time and energy at every stage. His advice was spot on when it came to adding our personal vows, something I felt I didn't have the brain space to do but I'm sop glad he gave me a gentle nudge as it really did make our day so much more special. On the day Dan was in his element, all our guests were giving us compliments on his relaxed and sassy vibe, he told our love story like it was his own. There was so much joy and love on the day which was all we wanted, Dan really is something else and was so great at MC'ing the night- my Dad still hasn't stop talking about him!

Penny N.

October 2023

Legend. Really made the wedding about us and what we wanted the day to be like. Would highly recommend Dan Ford to anyone and everyone. He personalised our ceremony beautifully.

Matt J.

October 2023

Dan is fantastic to deal with and made us feel comfortable from the very start. The planning and preparation was so well coordinated and ensured that we got everything done with zero stress. He was amazing on the night, so many guests commented on how the ceremony was one of the best they'd ever been to and his manner is warm, genuine and engaging, exactly what we wanted. We can not recommend Dan more highly!

Ilona M.

March 2024

Dan was absolutely amazing, he was not just our Celebrant but also our MC, we had a very small wedding 46 people however we spoke to half the people who said that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. They all felt relaxed and they felt that the ceremony was just perfect. They commented on the fact that it went just the right length of time, had comedy in it, and also gave them an insight into how we met, and some quirky stories that he gave them. As the bride I was so nervous, however, with the way that Dan set out the ceremony, I relaxed immediately, and even could joke through the ceremony. He was very charismatic, which also added to the whole vibe of the ceremony. He also was the MC, and he continued what he did in the ceremony all the way through the night. I never had to think once as he was all over everything, and allowed me just to relax and enjoy my night, and followed the timeline that I gave him perfectly. If he wasn’t there I don’t think it would’ve run smoothly at all, as the night went so quickly I was surprised when it came to having our first dance and cutting the cake that time had gotten away from us so quickly but Dam was all over it. One other thing he did was once the bridal table got there. He made sure that we all had a drink which he went to the bar to get for us and also got us nibbles which was served while we were off location for the photo shoot. I could not prices man high enough he was just absolutely unbelievable. I will be recommending him to anyone that needs a Celebrant, and or an MC.

Jodie G.

March 2024

The communication from Dan leading up to our wedding was A+. We left our ceremony rehearsal feeling at ease, knowing exactly how it was going to be run. Our bridal party commented on how specific Dan was with the rehearsal. Our wedding day went off without a hitch, and we couldn’t be happier with our choice of celebrant. Thank you Dan!

Chloe W.

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Elopement In A Hotel Room

I'm thinking of eloping in a nice hotel suite/room. Do we have to advise the hotel of an elopement if it's just going to be in the hotel room with 2 witnesses?

Dan Ford Celebrant & MC

No, I don't Imagine you would have to let them know. You could if you wanted too though (might score you a free bottle of bubbles!)

Dan :)

Is it possible to sign for a marriage but not register it until 4 months later

We have booked our church wedding but it is not an auspicious date for marriage in the Chinese calendar. My parents say it's bad luck to be married then. So we are organising a Chinese tea ceremony 4 months earlier on a good date, but my parents now want a celebrant to officiate and for us to sign and register then, but my bride doesn't want that date on our certificate. Can we sign, but not register it, and just wait for the church wedding to be officially married?

Dan Ford Celebrant & MC

Unfortunately not. The date the celebrant solemnised the ceremony will be the official marriage date. Also, Celebrants have to submit the Official paperwork to BDM NLT 14 days after the Ceremony took place....


Dan :)

How to include our mums in our wedding

Hi there, would love some different ideas of how we can each include our mums at our wedding, maybe something non-traditional but meaningful. Thank you

Dan Ford Celebrant & MC

Hello Brides!, 

                         I love this question! What a lot of my couples do to include their Mum's is to have their Mum's as Official Witness!  This is a super-sweet way to include your mum because: She's all dressed up, You will get some beautiful pics together signing the official paperwork, you get a hug from her first....... and this ALWAYS, even sweeter if you don't tell her (them / both Mum's), and make it a surprise during the ceremony!!

Dan Ford Celebrant & MC. X


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