Terms & Conditions


Marriage Celebrants are required by law to ensure a number of tasks are completed and that the marriage is registered appropriately according to the Marriage Act 1961.

To meet those requirements also means you, the marrying couple, are required to meet certain obligations too. The most obvious ones are to give Notice of Intended Marriage with a minimum one months notice, meet the legal requirement to marry, supply identification, birth certificates and/ or other legal paperwork for viewing by the celebrant as and when requested.

There are other conditions that maybe required of you, this includes the signing of my service agreements. These are as follows;

A Booking Fee / Deposit of $200
This reserves a particular date and time for the couple. Once is booking is made you have secured me as you Celebrant.   I wouldnt be able to accept other bookings for your booked date and time, this fee will generally not be refundable. Only in extenuating circumstances I may consider your refund requests.  All requests must be made in writing. 

Ceremony Starting Time 
In the event of your ceremony being delayed beyond 20 minutes, I will be entitled to proceed to my next commitment (if any). An Extra charge of $150 per hour, with a minimum of one hour, will apply once the ceremony is late beyond 30 minutes of the scheduled time. 

Should this happen, I will do my best to return later to the reception to complete the marriage. This will also be charged on an hourly rate of  $150 with a minimum of one hour.  Additional charges will need to be paid on the day via credit card or cash before the ceremony can continue.  I will not agree to a transfer of NOIM at the late stage.
Plan your day leaving plenty of time for things to go wrong or take longer than expected. Better to be safe than sorry.  


Loan of Wedding Materials
The loan of any materials may or may not also be covered by the Booking Fee. A deposit may be required and if not returned a financial penalty may apply. 

Copying and distributing wedding material given to you by Alex Jurgens, in most cases will be covered by copyright laws.  Therefore remains the property of Alex Jurgens. You must get permission before copying, printing or distributing any materials on loan or given to you.

Additional Travel Costs

Travel cost, incidentals and Accommodation charges will apply if AJ should see fit.  Should accommodation be required, our policy is the best available rate at the venue or within 20 minutes travel time.   

Outstanding Balance of the Fee
Your final payment is payable IN FULL 2 Weeks prior to the wedding day. We are unable to accept cheques. Direct deposit & credit cards can be used for payment.  Failing to make this payment could result in cancellation of my services and I reserve the right to cease our service agreement.  


Refund Policy

If you wedding is cancelled within 3 weeks of the booked time and date, then no refund will be given due to short notice.  Other situations will be considered on case by case bases at my discretion.  

What if I'm seriously ill or unable to officiate at your Ceremony?
Whilst it is very rare, occasionally your celebrant may become ill, have an accident or have some other problem that means they are unable to meet their commitment to do your wedding. After all celebrants are human too.

In such circumstances, your celebrant will usually ensure every endeavour is be made to find a replacement celebrant. (source: celebrations.org.au)

Workplace Health and Safety

I work in accordance to the responsibilities contained in the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011.  After you have signed your service agreement with me then I reserve the right to conduct a site inspection.  Should I feel uncomfortable or unsafe in your chosen location, I reserve the right to cancel our agreement. 

My Full Service Agreements, which my clients are required to agree at the time of booking,  can be downloaded here.  

Wedding Service Agreement 

Vow Renewal Agreement 

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