NEIL GILL, CIVIL CELEBRANT

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Neil Gill

Neil Gill, Civil Celebrant
Th.Dip., Certificate
Marriage Celebrancy

   

 

SERVICES

I am an Authorised Marriage Celebrant, and I am available to officiate at weddings. I also perform renewal of vows ceremonies, commitment ceremonies, baby namings and funerals.  I am available and willing to officiate at ceremonies anywhere in Australia. Fee by negotiation.

Weddings

Wedding CeremoniesI work with couples to plan their wedding so that the centrepiece of this day, the wedding ceremony itself, is remembered for its happiness, joy, significance and style.

My all-inclusive fee comprises:

Providing every couple with a wedding pack containing "It's your Wedding” by Dally Messenger III, which includes sample ceremonies, vows and readings, the Notice of Intended Marriage form, the “Happily Ever…” brochure and DVD (if requested) as provided by the Australian Government, Pre-marriage Relationship Counselling Services information and the Code of Practice for Marriage Celebrants. On request I can also provide on loan to couples, several books containing vows and readings.

Up to three meetings, either at my home or yours.

The creation of your unique, personalised ceremony.

The completion and lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage form and the official Marriage Certificate with the relevant Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

The costs of emails, phone calls, research, photocopying and printing of ceremony.

A full rehearsal at a mutually suitable time. 

A maximum of 3 hours travelling time for the meetings and the ceremony.

Officiating at your ceremony.

The provision of a quality professional, battery operated, public address system with the capability for input from a portable CD player, MP3 player or iPod.  Therefore no mains power is required. 

If requested, the provision of a table, chair and elegant tablecloth for the signing of the certificates.  Other decorations to be provided by the bridal parties.

A copy of the ceremony in printed, and if requested, electronic formats.

Should you choose me as your celebrant a meeting will be organised to discuss your ceremony requirements and the legal obligations, including completion of the Notice of Intended Marriage form (NOIM).

On my receipt of the NOIM a non-refundable deposit as set out in “My Fees” is payable to confirm the ceremony in my calendar with the balance payable at least 1 week before the ceremony.

On the day of your ceremony I will arrive about 30 minutes before the scheduled commencement time of your ceremony to ensure all is as requested and set up the PA system (and signing table) if required, and liaise with all necessary persons.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements or to organise a meeting.

Funeral Ceremonies

For families in bereavement, I assist with the planning of a ceremony that reflects the life and personality of their loved one who has died.  Each ceremony is uniquely tailored to suit the wishes of the bereaved, and to honour the memory of the person who has died.  Ceremonies, whether large or intimate, are all conducted with dignity, empathy and understanding.  My aim is to assist those who are grieving through some of the grieving process.  

Naming CeremoniesBaby Namings

Major events in any person's life need to be celebrated.  For parents who do not wish for a religious naming ceremony for their child (such  as Christian Baptism) the option is for a Civil Naming Ceremony.

The naming ceremony is where the child is formally introduced into the  family and community in which he or she will grow up.  It is an  important milestone in a person's identification as a member of their  society.

Naming ceremonies may take place wherever is best for the family.  It  can be an intimate celebration in the family home, or a more formal  and larger celebration, say in a reception centre or community hall.   Symbols/gifts may be given to the child being named for keepsake/remembrance purposes.  Each ceremony is personally devised and written  by myself and the parents of the child.  A Certificate of Naming is  provided.

Same Sex CeremonyCommitment Ceremonies

A Commitment Ceremony is available for any couple who wishes to make a  public declaration of their relationship. It is available for all couples, irrespective of sexual orientation.  Each ceremony is personally  crafted to the requirements of the couple. This may be a ceremony in  which a couple wish to re-affirm their commitment to each other after  a number years of marriage or living together.

A Commitment Ceremony has no legal standing, but a Certificate of  Commitment is given to the couple as proof of their ceremony.

Re-Affirmation of Marriage Vows

A married couple may wish to re-affirm their marriage vows after an  interval of time, or for a particular anniversary at say, ten or  twenty-five years of marriage.  Together we will craft a ceremony to  suit the occasion, having the formality and joyousness of the celebration foremost when planning the ceremony.
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