Michael Janz Celebrant

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(76 reviews)
 
Service Area
SYDNEY, Willing to Travel
Business Hours
Any time by appointment
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Based in Sydney, Michael Janz is a passionate, personable, and highly professional marriage celebrant who prides himself on creating beautiful wedding ceremonies that are unique to every couple. From your very first meeting right up to your wedding day, you will feel completely at ease as Michael crafts the perfect ceremony for you.

Michael lives in Randwick and has performed weddings for many years. He knows exactly what couples expect from their wedding ceremony: compassion, warmth, appropriate humour and moments of genuine connection. He crafts gorgeous ceremonies that feel intimate and authentic, sharing your unique love story with your wedding guests in a truly memorable way.

Michael’s fees include all legal work, your ceremony, travel within Sydney and the South East Queensland area, and as many meetings as you need to create a magical wedding ceremony. He will look after all the legal documentation, including registering your wedding and sending it into Births, Deaths and Marriages after your ceremony. 

If you’re not sure where to start when planning your wedding ceremony, Michael will provide a range of sample ceremonies to choose from. He can also assist with the incorporation of readings, music, and special rituals to ensure that your ceremony unfolds just the way you envisioned. If you already have specific vows in mind, Michael will ensure they meet the obligations of the marriage celebrant under the Marriage Act.

 

"Michael was absolutely amazing, we couldn’t have asked for a kinder, and more caring person to have conducted our wedding ceremony. He made our journey stress free and handled all the paperwork. Our ceremony was perfect and we could not have asked for anything better. Nothing but positive reviews from us and our guests. We would recommend Michael in a heartbeat!" - Carla W.

 

What you’ll love about Michael Janz Celebrant for your wedding:

  • His personalised ceremonies. Michael has been officiating weddings for many years and understands that they should be completely unique to each couple. Whether you’re after a formal, relaxed, humorous, or heartfelt ceremony, Michael will craft and deliver a truly memorable experience that suits the tone of your wedding. 
  • His glowing reviews. Previous clients describe Michael as being courteous, accommodating, kind, and warm, with a friendly nature and wonderful sense of humour. Michael’s glowing feedback is a testament to his professionalism and he has been awarded by Easy Weddings from 2017 to 2020 for his consistent five-star reviews. 
  • His communication skills. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and you’ll probably have lots of questions. Michael is an excellent communicator and is more than happy to have as many meetings as you need in the lead up to your wedding. He will answer any questions you may have and make you feel completely at ease as you plan your ceremony with him.

 

Here’s what’s included when you book Michael Janz Celebrant for your  wedding:

  • Travel to meetings, rehearsal (if necessary) and the wedding ceremony
  • Face to face meetings at a mutually convenient location 
  • Wedding rehearsal (if necessary) at the wedding venue with the wedding party
  • Thorough explanation, completion and submission of all legal documents 
  • Comprehensive wedding kit with a range of sample wedding resources
  • The development of a personalised wedding ceremony
  • Discussion and advice on the name change process
  • Portable Bose PA and sound system
  • Recorded music for playing throughout the ceremony as required

 

How much does a ceremony by Michael Janz cost?

Michael Janz has an all-inclusive rate of $795 - $1195, depending on your specific wedding requirements.

 

Is Michael available to travel for weddings outside of Sydney?

Yes. Michael is based in Sydney but he loves celebrating with couples at weddings across South East Queensland, including Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Tamborine Mountain.  Michael is also happy to travel elsewhere in Australia for weddings.

 

Do we need to meet with Michael in person before the wedding?

Michael is more than happy to work around your schedule and he can set up online meetings via Skype or Zoom if you’d prefer. Before the wedding day, you can call Michael as many times as you’d like to ask questions and discuss your ceremony plans.

 


“Michael was amazing and the most perfect celebrant we could have asked for! His jolly and friendly personality help bring the day all together and narrate our love story. He was very helpful throughout the planning phase, easy to reach and affordable! We're very fortunate to have shared our memorable day with Michael.” - Steph L.


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Questions and Answers

What's the best way to choose a Celebrant?

Michael Janz Celebrant

The best way is for you and you partner to meet a prospective Celebrant. I offer a no obligation meeting to enable us to get to know each other so you can make sure I am the right one for you. I am pleased to travel to you.

We want a simple ceremony but don't know what we want. How can you help?

Michael Janz Celebrant

At our first meeting I provide a comprehensive "Wedding Kit" that includes a set of Ceremony options. I also try to match you with three actual ceremonies I have conducted to help guide you in what will work for you.

Is it okay for the Bride to be late?

Michael Janz Celebrant

A few minutes isn't an issue. However, many venues have a number of weddings on the day and running late is likely to cause pressure to complete the ceremony by its scheduled completion.

It's advisable for the groom and his party to arrive thirty minutes prior to the ceremony start and have one of his party as an appointed contact to the bridal party so any unforeseen challenges can be  easily communicated.

How do I go about changing my name after the wedding?

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Once you are married there is no need to apply to change your name— this is covered by your marriage certificate. You will find many agencies now days want more than the evidence provided in the wedding certificate the Celebrant provides on your wedding day. It is necessary to apply for a standard Marriage Certificate from Births, Deaths and Marriages in your State. I provide assistance for couples in Qld to apply for the Certificate  prior to the wedding day, I verify your identy and submit all the paperwork after the wedding by Express Post.

Which side does the bride and groom stand during the ceremony?

Michael Janz Celebrant

There is no "correct" side for the bride and groom to stand. It is generally the case that the bride stands to the left of the groom. Interestingly this tradition  stems from the days of "marriage by capture", when the groom needed to leave his right hand, which he used to hold his sword, free in the event that he should need to defend his bride from other suitors who may try to whisk her off at the last minute.

Regardless of the side the couple stand, it a great idea for your parents to sit on the opposite side you you so they can see your face and enjoy the occasion fully.

Reviews

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3 Oct 2021

Michael is amazing! If you want a celebrant that has your best interests at heart, sees your wedding day through your eyes and goes above and beyond to work with you and build that vision then Michael will do all that for you 💕 Michael you have been so kind and patient with us. When our vows weren’t coming to surface you helped us, you waited and gave us all the time and space to bring them to surface. We were a Covid wedding and the cancellation of our first wedding was never an issue. Michael took it in his stride and worked with us to find another date that worked in with all our other wonderful vendors. Honestly, from the bottom of hearts, thankyou for marrying us and being the wonderful man you are! We would never recommend another celebrant. Love The Allens 💕

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Many thanks for your very kind words, Lani... It was my absolute pleasure and honor to celebrate your special day… it was fabulous to see the clouds disappear and the sun shine for your special day! It’s wonderful feedback like yours that make being Marriage Celebrant such a wonderful job. All the very best to you and Anthony for the fabulous years to come. Cheers Michael

17 Jul 2021

Michael was brilliant to work with from our first enquiry. Incredibly friendly and professional, we knew from the start we didn’t have to look anywhere else. It was very clear to us this isn’t just a job for Michael - he seems to really love being there for couples on their special day. We had many people commenting on Michael and raving about what a wonderful ceremony he provided for us. We loved how he took our notes and built it into a wonderful service, really reflecting us as a couple perfectly. I would highly recommend Michael without any hesitation. 

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Kate Many thanks for your very kind words ... I absolutely loved helping to create your wonderfully personal, unique wedding ceremony. All the very best to you and Brent for your fantastic future together. Cheers Michael

11 Jul 2021

We had an incredibly hard time finding a celebrant that we connected with, until we found Michael. Both me and my partner knew he was to be our celebrant from the first moment we spoke to him. He was everything we were looking for, incredibly easy to communicate with, made our ceremony incredibly special and guided us through the legal side of getting married. His personalised questions questionnaire made it easy to have a very intimate and personal ceremony that was focused on our journey and lives together, making it one of a kind.

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Rachelle Thank you so much for your very kind words. It was a great pleasure getting to know you and Nic and helping to create a very personal, unique wedding ceremony for you. All the very best for the exciting years to come. Cheers Michael

23 Apr 2022

Michael was friendly and professional from day one, making the whole experience easy and stress free. He was the perfect choice for us, and we loved his personal touches!

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Jessica Many thanks for your very kind words... I really appreciate it. All the very best to you and Luke for a fabulous future together, Cheers Michael

17 Dec 2021

We are delighted to have found Michael to be our wedding celebrant and help us get married before Christmas. We found Michael to be genuine, kind and professional with high attention to detail and the overall process which really took the pressure off of us. The ceremony was beautiful and Michael's lovely personality shone through ensuring we were relaxed and had plenty of time to focus on each other. I highly recommend Michael if you are looking for a Celebrant...he was superb!

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Beverley Many thanks for your very kind words ... I absolutely loved helping to create your beautiful, personal wedding ceremony. All the very best to you and James for your fantastic future together. Cheers Michael

11 Dec 2021

Michael was amazing from the beginning. He was so supportive throughout the many attempts of covid. He was there from the beginning to the end. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and helping us celebrate our special day! Michael shows a genuine interest in what he does and is very passionate. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone for their special day! Thank you for everything Michael. You were amazing!

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Alyssa Many thanks for your very kind words. It was fabulous to be able to celebrate your beautiful wedding ceremony after a much longer than planned journey. It was fabulous getting to know you and Bruno. All the very best for all the memories you are creating together. Cheers Michael

28 Nov 2021

It was overall an amazing day we had a great time he was funny and made the ceremony very intimate, he created a great atmosphere and made the day what it was

28 Nov 2021

Micheal was amazing from start to finish, he interacted with everyone perfectly and made the whole ceremony simply amazing I would recommend him over anyone else

18 Oct 2021

Micheal was our celebrant, we engaged him a year ago, the moment we spoke we decided he will be the person to witness our wedding. He is very passionate about the job and gave us so much confidence by guiding us through the process. The wedding day was storming, Michael waited me to get ready patiently and settled the guests down. It was a worry free ceremony because of him. We’d love to recommend him to all future brides and grooms!

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hu Ciccy Many thanks thanks for your lovely recommendation. Your wedding day was a gorgeous celebration of Danny and your love for each other and it was wonderful to be a part of your special day. All the very best to you both for the fabulous years ahead. Cheers Michael

16 Oct 2021

Michael is a fantastic celebrant who made us feel comfortable and calm every step of the way. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking to feel relaxed and calm on the biggest day of their lives :)

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Many thanks for your very kind words Chris. I really appreciate it. It was such a great pleasure celebrating your wonderful wedding. All the very best to you and Katherine for the many fabulous years to come. Cheers Michael

8 Oct 2021

Michael was absolutely fantastic! When I first met Michael at an Expo I just knew that we was going to be excellent just from his natural charisma. On the day he really captured our story well, and had such great warmth and energy. All of our guests kept commenting on how great he was! He was an absolute pleasure to deal with, and had great suggestions and advice for us. Surprisingly, the ceremony was actually our favourite part of the day! And we credit a large part of that to Michael.

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Many thanks for your very kind words Chelsea. It was such a pleasure celebrating your beautiful wedding. All the very best to you and Nathan for the wonderful new memories you will create. Cheers Michael

10 Jul 2021

Michael was amazing! Everything we were looking for in a celebrant. We had an fantastic fun and relaxed ceremony thanks to Michael. Absolutely 10/10 for his services

24 Jun 2021

Michael was friendly and relaxed throughout which made him. Easy to work with. He was funny and made our event unique. Fast response to emails was excellent.

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Hi Anna Your lovely words are greatly appreciated. It was such a great pleasure celebrating your and Adam's wedding. All the very best to you both for the great years to come. Cheers Michael

5 Jun 2021

Michael Janz was amazing,,,,,,,as well as a fantastic celebrant, he was just as amazing as our master of ceremonies. could not have done it without you Michael...you made our special day very special xxx

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Many thanks for your lovely words, Wendy. It was a great pleasure celebrating your a Boris' wedding and reception. It was a terrific occasion filled with love and joy. All the very, very best to you both. Cheers Michael

15 May 2021

You won't find a better Celebrant than Michael - he completely personalised our ceremony to us and organised all the paperwork! 5 out of 5

Michael Janz Celebrant  

Many thanks for your very kind words, Sarah. It was my absolute pleasure to act as your Celebrant for your beautiful wedding. All the very best to you and Mitch for the terrific years to come. Cheers Michael


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