Valentine's Day Service Agreement.

Hey there! Here I have my Privacy Policy, Refund Policy, and Service Agreement all in the one place for you to read.

My service agreement is all about what I'll be doing for you and what's included in my fee. I want to make sure you know exactly what to expect.  It's important to understand that we both have responsibilities. After all, we want everything to go smoothly! But hey, life happens, right? If any unexpected changes come up, we'll have a backup plan ready so you can feel confident about what comes next.

I'll email you the Service Agreement to sign along with the Pre-Booking form and NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage) so that everything is in one place. It's like a little package of information for you.

Refund Policy.

Couples may select to pay in full or make a non-refundable booking fee to secure the date and time for their ceremony. To communicate quickly to couples the limited availability of scheduled ceremony times and days, a booking system is in place for convenience.

  1. Non-refundable booking fee. A non-refundable booking fee of $300 must be paid on lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage to secure my services. Couples making this payment have contacted me, Gabrielle from BeeTogether, we have arranged a planning meeting.
  2. Cooling off period. Couples paying the full amount have a 2 day cooling period. Cancelled requests must be emailed to and an 85% amount is refunded via Humanitix.
  3. Unforeseen circumstances. If the couple are unable to be married on the booked day and time, and have made a full payment, a new date is set within 4 weeks and the wedding conducted within 12 months. The Celebrant retains the NOIM. 
  4. In the event of unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances: Should the couple be unable to attend the wedding due to illness or the unfortunate passing of a close family member or friend, a refund will be issued, with the exception of a retained $300 booking fee. The couple is required to provide the Celebrant with genuine evidence of the circumstances. The re-booking fee of $250 will be waived.
  5. Payment is made through Humanitix. Humanitix has tax deductible charity status. Retain your booking fee receipt for tax purposes. Payment in full waivers the Humanitix booking fee.

Service Agreement.

This Agreement was made on [date] between Gabrielle Quigley and [couple’s full names]. The Couple/Client(s)  and the Celebrant agree to the terms and conditions set out below.

Venue:                             Date:                         Time: 

The Celebrant agrees to:

  1. Arrange face to face meeting with the Couples at a suitable location. Complete all the legal paperwork including the lodgement of the Marriage Certificate with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Conduct the ceremony in accordance with the Marriage Celebrant Code of Practice. Inform the couple of the necessary identification and associated paperwork before the ceremony.
  2. Offer 1 hour face to face preparation time to complete the legal paperwork and discuss ceremony plans (or 2 x 30 minute meeting). 
  3. Agree to officiate the wedding at an agreed location within the Illawarra and dressed to reflect the occasion. If I’m not familiar with the location, I will visit to ensure best preparations. I reserve the right to make final decisions regarding the safety concerns at the wedding location.
  4. Deliver a standard script with short personal touches. Offer a Get to Know You Questionnaire for the couple to complete.
  5. Arrive at the venue with adequate timing prior to the ceremony starting time.
  6. The package does not include personal love story, personalised vows, MiPro PA system, rehearsal. Extra fees are incurred if couple require these items.
  7. Find a replacement Celebrant if unable to conduct the ceremony. The couple will make the final decision on the choice of celebrant. The replacement Celebrant collects the NOIM and Script from the booked celebrant and 80% of payment is transferred to the replacement Celebrant.
  8. Be available for frequent communications.
  9. Leave after 20 minutes if the one or both clients have not arrived at the agreed location and time.
  10. Provide for FREE the signing table, pair of chairs and cloth for the Valentine Day package.

The couple agree to:

  1. An Elopement or micro wedding package (less than 25 people).
  2. Provide the Celebrant with the necessary identification and associated paperwork before the wedding takes place. The Celebrant will inform you via email or phone what documents you need to bring at our first meeting.
  3. Pay the balance before the close of 10th January, 5pm. If the balance payment has not been made by the due date this will be taken as notice that the couple has cancelled the celebrant’s services and will retain the NOIM and booking fee and booking session re-opened.
  4. Attend on time on the booked date and at the agreed location.
  5. If the couple have opted for an outdoor wedding, they will have a Plan B indoor location in case of poor weather and inform the Celebrant at the time of booking. 
  6. To advise the Celebrant immediately in writing of any changes to the time, date and place of the marriage ceremony. The Celebrant reserves the right to terminate the Agreement and retain the booking fee should she be unable to conduct the ceremony due to these changes in dates, venue, and time.
  7. Organise two adult witnesses to be present.
  8. If the Client and witnesses arrive at the ceremony under the influence of drugs or alcohol which prohibits their full comprehension of the ceremony, the Celebrant is lawfully not authorised to solemnise a marriage on the day. If the Client requires the same Celebrant to conduct the ceremony at a later date and is available to solemnise the marriage, an additional fee of $250 is payable 3 days prior to the Ceremony.  There is no refund fee.
  9. That the Celebrant reserves the right to leave the place of the ceremony 20 minutes after the agreed start of time if either/both parties have not arrived or the ceremony cannot proceed for any reasons outside the Celebrant's control. There is no refund fee.

Social Media.

Circle: Yes / No. The Celebrant may use photos from the ceremony and testimonials in promotional material, on her website, Facebook and Instagram pages.


The Celebrant has full public insurance through her Professional membership with the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants and NSW Marriage Celebrant Association.

Privacy Policy.

I recognise the importance of ensuring that personal information held by my celebrancy service is treated confidentially. I am committed to ensuring that all personal information is only collected, disclosed, used and stored in accordance with the National Privacy Principles set out under the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 which amends the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles. Personal information that only I collect is held necessary for the proper performance of my responsibilities as a Celebrant and will likely differ from person to person. After the wedding ceremony, and the final paperwork is submitted to the Registry of Birth, Deaths, and Marriage, your personal information is deleted from my computer and hard copies shredded.