My Services and Fees

Mary Ord Wedding Celebrant Sydney

Behind the Magic

As your chosen wedding celebrant I offer a complete package with no hidden costs, all weddings, no matter how small or large get the same attention and service.

What is Included in my Service

My job is to ensure every aspect of your wedding ceremony is addressed with an eye for detail and that, where possible, all you needs, desires and requirements are fulfilled. Your ceremony is the jewel in the crown of the whole wedding experience and my specialty is to evoke emotion and intimacy. Goosebumps are my goal and tears are a bonus.

Included in my duties of service

  • A preliminary meeting at either my home or a mutually suitable location, obligation free.
  • In order to prepare the ceremony to your satisfaction and to complete any necessary legal paperwork, I offer unlimited face to face consultation.
  • Unlimited telephone and email communications.
  • Information pack including explanatory notes, marriage education consultants etc.
  • Lodgement of all legal documentation before and after the ceremony.
  • A complimentary portfolio of music, readings, poems and vows, together with relevant ceremony and marriage information.
  • Access to further resources on my website which are protected from the public, a password will be supplied.
  • 3 iTunes songs of your choice for the ceremony
  • Preparation and Design of the ceremony, incorporating any special requests such as cultural traditions, family values and rituals.
  • If required supply of ribbons for the Handfasting.
  • Assistance with writing vows.
  • Supply of P.A. system with incorporates a CD player.
  • My husband (my secret weapon to make the ceremony streamlined) plays the music when required and operates the audio equipment.
  • Signing table.
  • Covered chairs for signing table.
  • The delivery of the ceremony.
  • Keepsake copy of your ceremony and wedding music cd.
  • Ceremonial marriage certificate.
  • Love, joy and sharing!

Music and Audio

I am happy to advise on suitable music to use throughout the ceremony and my husband, working from his script, knows exactly when to play and fade out.

I will purchase 3 pieces of music for your ceremony to ensure that it plays through our system.

Peter also controls the PA system and he will isolate the different wireless microphones throughout the ceremony. This ensures that guests only hear what is relevant.

My Fee

My Fee for a wedding in Sydney or Central Coast  is $1000

The Blue Mountains $1100

The Hunter Valley or Southern Highlands $1200

No hidden charges.

Schedule of Payments

I will require a non-refundable deposit of $200 to secure your booking.

Once the booking fee is paid then I can deliver a full service immediately, secure in the knowledge that we are a partnership, both devoted to making your wedding ceremony flawless. This booking fee is non refundable.

Half of the remaining fee is due at the Interview. On this occasion The Notification of Intention to Marry will be lodged.

The balance of my fee is due no more than 7 days prior to your wedding.

If you wish to view my Terms and Conditions prior to reaching a decision I am happy to oblige, otherwise they will be  supplied during the booking in process.

Just FYI

It may be of interest to you that The Registry Office now charges $507 for a Friday or Saturday Wedding ceremony. While they do legally marry you in their premises with a standard ceremony, you are just a number in a line.

I spend, on average between 15-20 hours on each wedding in order to create a specially designed and delivered, hand crafted ceremony which reflects all that you are as individuals and all that you wish to be as a couple. I nurture you through the whole experience with love and grace and it is my absolute pleasure and joy to be invited to join you on this most remarkable day.

I am attaching a link to a fabulous guide on Celebrant fees and services which has been written by Dally Messenger, one could consider the ‘father’ of Celebrancy in Australia. It  is a wonderful tool to understand the variations of charges a Celebrant asks.

http://www.collegeofcelebrancy.com.au/Pages/5Diamond.html