Legals only ceremony terms and conditions
Ceremony script: Legals only ceremony script provided.
The Celebrant agrees:
1 To provide Registered Marriage Celebrant services to the Parties in accordance with the Code of Practice for Marriage Celebrants (click here for link) and notify clients of the complaints process (click here for link).
2 To attend arranged meetings and rehearsals at the agreed time, date and place.
3 To attend and conduct the marriage ceremony at the agreed time, date and place.
4 If the Celebrant is unable to conduct the ceremony for any reason, the parties will be advised as soon as practicable and all reasonable efforts will be made by the Celebrant to assist the parties to arrange for the ceremony to be completed at another time.
5 If the Celebrant is unable to perform the marriage ceremony:
5.1 any refund or part refund of fees paid by the Parties to the Celebrant will be made in accordance with the terms and conditions on the Celebrant’s invoice; and
5.2 the Celebrant will pass the Notice of Intended Marriage to the replacement marriage celebrant, in a timely and appropriate manner (note an additional cost may apply).
6 To provide the Parties a receipt for all fees paid.
The Parties agree:
4 To pay the Celebrant’s fee in accordance with the invoice provided, in full.
4.1 Acknowledge that if full payment has not been made to the Celebrant in accordance with these terms then the Celebrant will not attend the ceremony; and
4.5 That the refund of any paid fee is at the discretion of the Celebrant.
4.6 That if a change of date occurs and a new NOIM is required to be lodged, that an additional fee of $150.00 will be payable.
5 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.
5.1 All required documentation remains private and confidential and is only used for legal paperwork or where required.
5.2 Electronic Documentation is stored on a secured database where every possible method is used to ensure that your details are free from virus or hackers.
5.3 Hard copy Documentation is stored electronically and in a locked filing cabinet.
6 That if the Parties fail to provide all documentation requested to the Celebrant no later than 48 hours prior to the wedding day, the Celebrant will not attend the ceremony.
7 To advise the Celebrant as soon as practicable if they are unable to attend the arranged meeting.
8 That the Celebrant reserves the right to leave the place of the meeting or rehearsal 20 minutes after the agreed start time if both parties have not arrived and that an additional charge may be required.
9 That in the event of the delays set out in clauses 7 and 8 above, the Parties will liaise with the Celebrant to mutually agree on a later time and place for the Celebrant to attend for an extra fee payable in advance.
10 To advise the Celebrant immediately in writing of any change to the time, date or place of the marriage ceremony. The Celebrant reserves the right to terminate the agreement and retain the non-refundable booking fee should she be unable to conduct the ceremony due to the change. An additional charge will be payable if the invoice has not been paid in full securing current pricing.
11 To advise the Celebrant as soon as practicable if either of the parties is taking prescribed medication which may change their demeanour during the marriage ceremony.
12 Notice of cancellation of ceremony must be given to the Celebrant in writing, and the Celebrant reserves the right to retain the non-refundable booking fee and other amounts paid.
13 That the Celebrant reserves the right to leave the place of the marriage ceremony 20 minutes after the agreed start time if both parties have not arrived or the ceremony cannot proceed for any reason outside the Celebrant’s control.
14 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 Celebrant’s further costs prior to the ceremony commencing.
15 That in the event of the delays set out in clauses 13 and 14 above, the Parties will liaise with the Celebrant to mutually agree on a later time and place for the Celebrant to solemnise the marriage for an extra fee payable in advance.
16 The parties undertake to provide the Celebrant with accurate information, and acknowledge that there are penalties for making false declarations.
17 Alcohol and Drug Use:
17.1 The Parties are not to arrive at the ceremony appearing to be inebriated or under the influence of any other substance, otherwise the Celebrant is lawfully not authorised to solemnise their marriage; and
17.2 judgment as to inebriation or the Parties being under the influence of alcohol or any other substance is at the Celebrant’s sole judgment; and
17.3 their two official witnesses must be aged 18 or over and appear sober and not under the influence of any other substance in the sole judgment of the Celebrant, otherwise alternative official witnesses must be used.
18.1 Travel is charged at $1.00 per kilometre round trip and is based on Google Maps. If 4wd is required, this is charged at $2.00 per kilometre for additional wear and tear and maintenance required.
18.2 Additional charges incurred as a result of travel, such as ferry, barge, parking or tolls are required to be paid by the client. Refer quote. Note: if travel is more than 3 hours each way an accommodation charge will be applied.
18.3 Waiting time where previous arrangements have not been paid incur a $50.00 hour charge.
18.4 Celebrant dress attire - additional charge may occur if the ceremony requires themed clothes.
18.5 Marriage certificate - is obtained directly through Births Deaths and Marriages and is an additional charge. Refer quote.
18.6 The Celebrant has explained, and the Parties understand, the legal requirements for entering into a valid marriage, and they agree to comply with their obligations as requested by the Celebrant.
18.7 The Celebrant has provided the Happily Ever Before and After brochure (click here for link).
18.8 The Celebrant has provided details on Relationship Education (click here for link - other providers are available).
18.9 The signature of one marrying party alone to this Agreement shall be binding on the Parties.
19 Force Majeure and Safe Environment
19.1 If Celebrant cannot perform or believes it may not be able to perform this Agreement in whole or in part due to an event beyond their reasonable control, such as a fire, natural disaster, act of war or terrorism (domestic or foreign), epidemic or pandemic (including COVID-19), action of any governmental authority, national or regional emergency, other casualty, act of God, or other cause beyond the control of the parties or due to Celebrant’s illness or injury, whether or not foreseeable (“Force Majeure Event”), then Celebrant will give notice to the Parties as soon as reasonably practicable after Celebrant determines that a Force Majeure Event will or may prevent Celebrant from performing under this Agreement. Celebrant shall have no obligation to perform under this Agreement and no liability for delays or failures to perform due to a Force Majeure Event, but Celebrant may, in Celebrant’s discretion, work with the Parties to find an alternative date for the Event that is suitable to both Parties and Celebrant. To the extent the Parties cannot agree on a suitable replacement date consistent with Celebrant’s availability, Celebrant may also, in its sole discretion, refund fees paid to Celebrant under the Agreement, less any amounts necessary to cover expenses and work (based on time spent by Celebrant) already performed by Celebrant related to the Event, including, but not limited to, pre-wedding communications, development of timelines, research and script preparation for the Event (the “Refund Amount”). In the case of a Force Majeure Event, Celebrant shall have no additional liability to Parties with respect to this Agreement beyond that described in this Section and below.
19.2 In the case of a Force Majeure Event that impacts the Celebrant individually, but does not otherwise impact the Event, including, but not limited to, illness or injury to Celebrant, Celebrant shall make reasonable efforts to suggest or assist with a replacement Celebrant for the Event. Should Parties not accept a replacement Celebrant selected by Celebrant to perform Celebrant’s obligations under the Agreement, Celebrant shall refund as outlined in this agreement and shall have no further obligation to perform under the Agreement.
19.3 Parties understands that Celebrant works to maintain a safe work environment, including but not limited to, complying with applicable governmental laws, directives, orders, and regulations (each a “Governmental Order”). Parties further understand and agree that Celebrant shall not be required to perform under this Agreement if the Event is held in violation of a Governmental Order or Celebrant’s participation in the Event would violate a Governmental Order. Parties also understand and agree that Celebrant is not obligated to continue to perform under this Agreement if Celebrant’s personal safety or well-being has been or will be comprised or threatened at the Event, including, but not limited to, as a result of the condition of the venue for the Event, or the conduct of an attendee of the Event.
20 Privacy notice Personal information collected by Kerri Watkins Celebrant is handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009. Kerri Watkins Celebrant is collecting your personal information in order to complete the legal requirements of your ceremony and learn more about your ceremony requirements in relation to your marriage. All personal information will be securely stored and only accessible by Kerri Watkins Celebrant. This type of personal information may be given to the Attorney General’s Department or local Births, Deaths and Marriages office in the event details are requested to be confirmed in addition to the required documents to be lodged. Your personal information will not be disclosed to other third parties without consent, unless the disclosure is authorised or required by or under law or to a family member of Kerri Watkins Celebrant in the event of an emergency. If you have any queries regarding this process or for more information about how Kerri Watkins protects your personal information, or to learn about your right to access your own personal information, please do not hesitate to contact Kerri Watkins Celebrant on 0433 145 969 or firstname.lastname@example.org.