Ceremony Ghostwriting and Coaching Service

In Australia, only a duly authorised Marriage Celebrant (or licensed member of the clergy, or state marriage officer at a Registry Office or Courthouse) can solemnise your marriage, but anyone can perform a non-legal wedding ceremony .

But a growing trend is couples having two ceremonies - a legals-only ceremony in which their marriage is solemnised by an authorised Marriage Celebrant and a non-legal wedding ceremony performed by a friend. Such an arrangement allows you to
  • Marry legally in Australia and have your wedding elsewhere without the risks and restrictions imposed by using a local celebrant
  • Incorporate the legal requirements into your first look.
  • Have two ceremonies on the same day - I've legally married couples at home with their wedding party in attendance just before they all climb in the limos to head off for their wedding venue
  • Schedule your legal ceremony for an off-peak day and time and then have your non-legal wedding on a very in-demand day

Obviously there are many things to consider before you commit to having a friend perform your ceremony. I've explored them in my blog post Friend or Professional Celebrant? Everything you need to consider when deciding who will conduct your wedding ceremony. But often the biggest stumbling block is that the friend you would really like to perform your ceremony has never written or performed a wedding ceremony before.

And this is where I come in. For a modest fee I will work with you and your friend to create your ceremony and coach your friend in all aspects of performing and managing a wedding ceremony.

Using my Ceremony Ghostwriting and Coaching Service will guarantee that

  • The four of us (the two of you, your friend, and I) work together as a team to ensure you have the ceremony of your dreams
  • Your ceremony will be both personal and professional because it will be drafted based on information you give me, and  by listening and offering feedback, suggestions, and guidance, refined to ensure it is perfect on the day.
  • Your friend will feel supported and confident in not just performing the ceremony, but managing it as well.