Karen Ambrose
Marriage Celebrant

Congratulations! You're getting married!

Make your wedding day magical and memorable with a ceremony by Karen Ambrose of 'Designed Ceremonies'. 

With so many hidden gems on offer, the beautiful Shoalhaven area of NSW is sure to exceed your expectations when searching for a wedding venue. From wineries with stunning views, to riverside venues, bush retreats and beachside locations, you are certain to find the right place to celebrate your special day with me as your celebrant!

Wedding ceremonies should be fun, light-hearted & touching yet delivered with the warmth and respect a marriage deserves. You are going to need a celebrant who will combine these important aspects to create a feeling you and your guests will remember for a long time to come.

Whether your wedding is traditional, informal, intimate or rustic, each ceremony will be created to suit the tone of your day and your personalities. While Saturday is still the most popular day for weddings, your ceremony can be held on any day and at your chosen venue.

I will be happy to advise you of the steps you need to take to get your marriage process underway with obligation free information I can e-mail to you. You will find my fees quite competitive so celebrate with me at one of the stunning locations along the South Coast of NSW.

 Things You Need To Know

The most important step in the marriage process is meeting with your celebrant and filling in your Notice Of  Intended Marriage.  By law, this must be done at least one month prior to the wedding date. A longer time is preferable with 18 months being the maximum amount of advanced notice.

You will need to produce your original birth certificates(copies are not acceptable) along with photo ID such as your driver's licence. A passport is also acceptable but must be current or recently expired. If you have been married previously, a divorce or death certificate is required.

A non-refundable booking fee will be required to lock in the date and time for your ceremony. Once that is paid, legal paperwork will be generated to start the marriage process and you can rest easy knowing everything will be taken care of by an experienced celebrant.

I will take care of all legalities for your marriage. You won't need to worry about a thing as I will keep you informed in the lead up to the wedding day. Your  marriage will be  promptly registered through BDM following the ceremony and your "official certificate" ordered on your behalf.

Bonus for 2022 only

If you live a long distance away such as inter-state and cannot attend a meeting easily, your celebrant can witness your signing of the Notice Of Intended Marriage via Zoom for this year only.
How good is that!  Just ask and I'll tell you how this goes.

Ceremony choices

 "How much do you charge?" is a frequently asked question by couples who need to 'budget' for their wedding day.

Answer... "One price does not fit all" as each ceremony comes with different inclusions dependent on your requirements. 

I am happy to offer you different ceremonies to make your wedding day perfect.....large, small or intimate.

My price guide which I can e-mail to you will outline your costings.

Lock in your date now by paying your $200 booking fee which becomes part of your total cost.


Package
What’s included

"A Legals Only" ceremony

No crowds this time!  Just you & your 2 witnesses celebrating a simple marriage ceremony on my sunny front deck or in my comfy sitting room.


"A Friendly Affair" 

Ideal for an elopement with just your 2 witnesses OR a small gathering of up to 20 people at your chosen location. A great choice for a family wedding!


"Your Ultimate Wedding" 

By far the most popular choice as it includes everything you need for the medium to larger ceremony at your chosen venue.  P.A. & microphone included so ALL guests can hear you exchange your vows.


Extra Charges

Travel expenses will only apply if the ceremony is more than 40kms of my office.