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WEDDINGS &
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Wedding Ceremony Celebrant Sharon Laughton

Marriage Ceremonies

Include the following options;

 

  • One face-to-face meeting to complete your Notice of Intended Marriage and witness documents

  • Unlimited emails and phone calls

  • The lodgement of all legal documents 

  • Commemorative Marriage Certificate

  • Rehearsal at an agreed location

  • PA System

  • Advice on ceremony preparation and vows (if required)

  • Price includes travel within Gold Coast + Hinterland Surrounding Areas

Marriage Ceremony (Mon-Thurs,
excluding Public Holidays and Valentine's Day)

Marriage Ceremony (Fri-Sun,
Public Holidays and Valentine's Day)

Elopement Ceremonies
 

A smaller ceremony personalised to meet your needs and budget.

 

Include the following options;

 

  • One face-to-face meeting to complete your Notice of Intended Marriage and witness documents

  • Unlimited emails and phone calls

  • The lodgement of all legal documents 

  • Commemorative Marriage Certificate

  • Rehearsal at an agreed location

  • PA System (if required)

  • Advice on ceremony preparation and                   vows (if required)

  • Price includes travel within Gold Coast + Hinterland Surrounding Areas

Elopement Ceremony (Mon-Thurs,
excluding Public Holidays and Valentine's Day)

Elopement Ceremony (Fri-Sun,
Public Holidays and Valentine's Day)

Image by Jonathan Borba
Vow Renewal Elopement Celebrant Sharon Laughton

Legals - Only Ceremony (Gold Coast Only)

A short, simple but meaningful ceremony involving just you and your 2 witnesses that can be done in the comfort of your own home, at a close by location, or even over a coffee so there is no need for a PA System or Rehearsal.

 

Price includes travel within Gold Coast + Hinterland Surrounding Areas

Legals - Only Ceremony (Mon-Thurs,
excluding Public Holidays and Valentine's Day)

Legals - Only Ceremony (Fri-Sun,
Public Holidays and Valentine's Day)

Commitment / Vow
Renewal Ceremonies

Commitment and Vow Renewal Ceremonies

include the following options;

  • One face-to-face meeting to discuss your ceremony

  • Unlimited emails and phone calls

  • Commemorative Certificate

  • Rehearsal at an agreed location

  • PA System

  • Advice on ceremony preparation and vows

  • Price includes travel within Gold Coast + Hinterland Surrounding Areas

Ceremony (Mon-Thurs, excluding Public Holidays and Valentine's Day)

Ceremony (Fri-Sun, Public Holidays
and Valentine's Day)

Wedding Ceremony Celebrant Sharon Laughton
Naming Ceremony Celebrant Sharon Laughton

Naming Ceremony 

Customized to suit the needs of your family. Get in touch to find out more or request a quote.

Price includes travel within Gold Coast + Hinterland Surrounding Areas

Celebration of Life

Customized to suit the needs of your family. Get in touch to find out more or request a quote.

Price includes travel within Gold Coast + Hinterland Surrounding Areas

Celebration of Life Memorial Funeral Celebrant Sharon Laughton
Wedding Ceremony Celebrant Sharon Laughton

Memorial / Scattering
of Ashes

Customized to suit the needs of your family. Get in touch to find out more or request a quote.

Price includes travel within Gold Coast + Hinterland Surrounding Areas

Payment Schedule 

A non-refundable booking fee of $200 is required at the time of confirmation to secure your date.

 

  • Upon completion of your Notice Of Intended Marriage, 50% of the total cost is required.

  • Balance of payment to be paid in full 14 days prior to your ceremony

 

*Payment options are available on request*

 

Terms & Conditions

  • In my role as Celebrant, I will arrive at least one hour prior to the start of the ceremony as per the Agreed Arrival Time and depart 30 minutes after the completion of the ceremony as per the Agreed Departure Time.

  • All of the information collected will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected.

  • It is the couple’s responsibility to obtain permission from private property owners or council permits for council-owned land to conduct the ceremony.

  • I reserve the right to postpone the ceremony should issue around safety arise at any time prior to or during the ceremony. Including, (but not limited to), fire hazards, floods, high winds, or storms and I shall not be liable for any failure to perform your ceremony, or for any delay in this case.

  • According to the Marriage Act, 1961, it is illegal for me to marry a couple if one or both parties or their witnesses are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If I feel that either party/and or their witnesses are intoxicated, I reserve the right to refuse to perform a legal ceremony and shall not be liable for the failure of a legal ceremony being performed. The option of performing a commitment ceremony will be offered with an option to perform a legal ceremony at a later date at the additional expense of the couple.

  • Whilst I will guide you through the legal paperwork, the Attorney General’s Department deems it is ultimately the responsibility of the couple getting married to provide any paperwork requested to meet the legal requirements of the ceremony, within the required time frame. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • A completed, original ‘Notice of Intended Marriage Form, submitted at least one month prior to the wedding.

  • Original photo ID and proof of place of birth documents (birth certificates, driver’s license, or passports),

  • Proof of termination of previous marriage/s (if applicable) – divorce certificate, nullity, or death certificate.

  • If required documents have not been sighted within the required time frame prior to the ceremony, I cannot legally perform the ceremony and am not liable. The option of performing a commitment ceremony will be offered with an option to perform a legal ceremony at a later date at the additional expense of the couple.

  • In the event of unforeseen/unavoidable circumstances that prevent me from performing your ceremony (Accident, illness, etc.) where possible, another suitable Authorised Civil Marriage Celebrant will be arranged by me to conduct your ceremony. Should this be required, you will be advised accordingly with as much notice as possible.

 

Changes and Cancellations

  • Any changes to the ceremony, including, (but not limited to), date, time, and venue changes, may incur additional fees and must be discussed with me at your earliest convenience to ensure my availability. In the instance of changing the ceremony, I reserve the right to withdraw from performing the ceremony subject to my availability. A partial refund may be applicable at the sole discretion of the Celebrant.

  • All cancellations must be received in writing with any monies paid toward your booking considered non-refundable except in exceptional circumstances *See Refund Policy*​

  • For all cancellations within 8 weeks of the wedding, the couple shall be liable to pay the full amount of the agreed price, unless I am able to resell the date.

 

Pandemic Postponement and Cancellation policy

  • I will endeavor to work with all couples affected by Covid-19 restrictions to find a solution to fit each individual situation. Options include; Scaling down my service to an elopement style ceremony, or a legals-only ceremony either on their original date or a new one, dependent on restrictions.

  • For couples who cannot hold their wedding due to government restrictions*, The wedding may be postponed without charge if the couple (and ONLY the couple) test positive for Covid, as long as sufficient evidence is provided. A photo of a positive RAT test is not sufficient evidence. (*Government restrictions due not include mask mandates or international border closures.)

  • If you have any questions about this policy, please do not hesitate to reach out. ​

Refund Policy

In the event that the Celebrant affects a cancellation outside of the conditions listed in the terms and conditions, you will receive a Full Refund.

In the event that the couple affects the cancellation, circumstances, where no refund is applicable, include:

  • Cancellation of services within 8 weeks of the ceremony date.

  • Cancellation of services because you found a cheaper Celebrant.

  • Cancellation of services because you have separated and no longer wish to keep your ceremony date.

 

Circumstances where a partial refund or full refund may be applicable at the sole discretion of the Celebrant, include:

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