Hello, my name is Justine, I am a marriage celebrant based in Sydney. Congratulations on becoming engaged! When I became a marriage celebrant 4 years ago, I was the youngest marriage celebrant in NSW.

I have a creative and collaborative approach, and write each ceremony from scratch with the couple. I help couples design and tailor a celebration that reflects what they want in a ceremony. I enjoy encouraging your input as much as possible, so that your ceremony is original, genuine and meaningful.

I have plenty of ideas for incorporating rituals both traditional and modern, and am curious to hear yours. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for an obligation free meeting where we can discuss your ideal ceremony.

5 words on my style/approach

Genuine, flexible, original, tailor made, organised, creative

A little on my process

  • An obligation free phone call, skype call, or meeting in the city or my local area, Coogee. (Optional).
  • A $200 deposit is payable to confirm a booking. We meet to discuss what you would like your ceremony to be like, we sign the Notice of Intended Marriage, I explain legalities, forms, and ask you a few questions to get a feel for your style.
  • Ongoing communication where we send the draft ceremony back and forth. We can also meet again to discuss more ideas for ceremony if necessary.
  • Rehearsal, we also sign more legal documents.
  • Ceremony, I arrive approximately 1 hour before, speak to those playing a role in the ceremony, set up my PA System if necessary.
  • After the ceremony, I finalise the paperwork and send payment to Births, Deaths & Marriages, and organise for them to post you your wedding certificate securely.

Areas of service and policy on travel

Based in Sydney, also able to perform weddings outside of Sydney in NSW and interstate subject to availability and for extra travel costs. Please email me with the venue and date so I can send a quote including travel costs.

For a wedding within 50km of the CDB of Sydney, including certificate fees, rehearsal at mine, travel, use of my PA system etc, it is approximately $750.

Please do not hesitate to contact me to arrange an obligation free phone call or meeting to see if I am the right celebrant for you.

Thanks, and good luck on the rest of your wedding planning!

Last minute weddings

Please keep in mind the Notice of Intended Marriage must be lodged with a celebrant at least one month before your wedding. As long as legal requirements for this are met, I can do weddings with not much notice at all, (including tailoring a full ceremony for you from scratch) contact me to enquire about availability.

 

Justine Wu

Celebrant