In the initial meeting the aim is to determine that we “gel” together. That you are comfortable with the Marriage Officer and that the legalities and basic outline of the ceremony can be discussed. Since we do not hold provisional bookings, you will have 1 week after this meeting to confirm your date and time with us.
Once your booking has been confirmed we can meet together as many times as you want to in order to discuss your ceremony. You simply phone and make an appointment. Although we recommend a minimum of 2 meetings, you are not limited to this. There will be no additional charge for meetings to discuss the ceremony. If you wish to have counselling sessions that’s a seperate issue.
Overseas or Upcountry Couples
For obvious and logistical reasons it is often impossible to meet with the couple on numerous occasions due to their location. Skype is a wonderful tool as is email. We conduct a large number of ceremonies each year for couples from overseas which means that most of the time we only get to meet them in the week before the wedding itself. This is fine. We can communicate via other media and finalise things on your arrival.
Structuring of Ceremony
I Do Wedding Ceremonies and our Marriage Officers will help you each step of the way to design and carry out your unique wedding ceremony. We will advise you on the layout of the ceremony, the order of service, choosing your vow options, choosing different aspects of the ceremony i.e. music, readings, other involvements, etc. By the time we get together for the final meeting everything falls into place.
Counselling (not required but available)
We do not require that you attend any pre-marital counselling sessions, however, these are available should you wish to avail yourself of them.