Terms and Conditions
The celebrant agrees:
To attend and conduct the ceremony, at the agreed time, date and place.
To comply with all legal requirements of the celebrant including, in the case of marriage ceremonies, lodgement of documents in the prescribed form and within the prescribed time.
To attend arranged meetings and rehearsals on the agreed date, time and place.
If the celebrant is unable to conduct the ceremony, the parties will be advised as soon as practicable and all reasonable efforts will be made by the celebrant to arrange for the ceremony to be completed by another authorised marriage celebrant.
If the celebrant is unable to perform the ceremony the celebrant will arrange:-
(a) a refund to the parties in accordance with refund policy; and
(b) if relevant, to pass the Notice of Intended Marriage to the replacement marriage celebrant, in a timely and appropriate manner.
The parties agree:
To pay the celebrant’s fee in accordance with the quote and invoice provided. To pay Love Story Ceremonies:
(a) a deposit of 25% of the total fee at time of confirmed booking. This booking fee is non- refundable.
(b) the remaining balance in clear funds by direct deposit to the celebrant’s nominated bank account no later than one month prior to the day of the ceremony; or
(c) by alternative method as agreed in writing with the celebrant; and
(d) acknowledge that if full payment has not been made to the celebrant in accordance with these terms, the celebrant will not attend the ceremony.
That the refund of any paid fee is at the discretion of the celebrant.
In the case of a marriage ceremony, to provide the celebrant with all original documentation requested no later than 48 hours prior to the wedding day, including any accredited translation documentation requested by the celebrant.
The celebrant reserves the right not to proceed with preparations for the ceremony and not to officiate at the ceremony if:
-the parties fail to provide all documentation requested to the celebrant no later than 48 hours prior to the day of the ceremony.
-other arrangements have not been agreed upon by both parties and recorded in writing or by electronic means.
To advise the celebrant immediately in writing of any change to the time, date or place of the ceremony. The celebrant reserves the right to terminate the agreement and retain the booking fee should she be unable to conduct the ceremony due to the change. If the ceremony is to be changed to an alternative venue due to inclement weather, then one of the parties is to inform the celebrant personally via phone by a time nominated previously by the celebrant to ensure the celebrant has sufficient time to travel to the alternative venue.
That notice of cancellation of ceremony must be given to the celebrant in writing, and the celebrant reserves the right to retain the booking fee and other amounts paid.
That the celebrant reserves the right to leave the place of the ceremony 20 minutes after the agreed start time if one or both parties have not arrived or the ceremony cannot proceed for any reason outside the celebrant’s control.
That in the event of the above occurrence, the parties will liaise with the celebrant to mutually agree on a later time and place for the celebrant to conduct the ceremony for an extra fee, payable in advance.
To provide the celebrant with accurate information, and acknowledge that any false statement or declaration may render them liable to penalties and prosecution, which may include imprisonment.
To advise the celebrant as soon as practicable if either of them is taking prescribed medication or non-prescribed substances, which may change their demeanour at the time of the ceremony.
To acknowledge that they are not to arrive at the ceremony appearing to be inebriated or under the influence of any other substance. The celebrant reserves the right not to proceed with any ceremony where any of the parties to the ceremony, including nominated witnesses in the case of a marriage, appear to be inebriated or under the influence of any other substance. Judgement as to inebriation or the parties being under the influence of alcohol or any other substance is at the celebrant’s discretion;
If the ceremony is a marriage, two official witnesses aged 18 or over, must be present and, in the sole judgement of the celebrant, not under the influence of alcohol or any other substance.
If in the opinion of the celebrant a proposed witness is not capable of being an official witness, an alternative official witnesses must be used.
That the use of the celebrant’s PA system is subject to favourable weather conditions and will not be used in any circumstances where the PA unit may be exposed to harm, either by persons or the elements. This decision is at the celebrant’s discretion.
That if the celebrant’s PA system is used, the celebrant will endeavour to ensure that the PA is fully charged, functional and tested prior to the ceremony, however the parties acknowledge that equipment may malfunction from time to time and should the PA fail at any time prior, during, or after the ceremony, the celebrant will not be held responsible.
That if the ceremony is delayed, through no fault of the celebrant, which results in the celebrant incurring extra charges such as parking fees, the parties will pay the cost incurred.
That in case of a marriage ceremony, the celebrant has explained to them, and they understand, the legal requirements for entering into a marriage, and that they agree to comply with their obligations as requested by the celebrant.