Dave Segal
I'm your Celebrant

How to get married in Canberra

Step 1
BOOK ME


  1. Email me to confirm availablity
  2. Fill out an online form (NOIM) before we meet
  3. Meet me and sign your paperwork

Step 2
CEREMONY


  1. Collaborative ceremony script writing
  2. Rehearsal if requested
  3. Confirm ceremony content

Step 3WEDDING


  1. Awesome ceremony
  2. I register your wedding
  3. Life is wonderful

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Full Marriage Ceremony
CMC Marriage Ceremony Package

This package includes:

  • All legal paperwork prepared and lodged with the Australian Government
  • Collaborative ceremony script preparation
  • Super sound system for up to 300 guests
  • Rehearsal
  • Ceremony
  • Lodgement of marriage certificate with Australian Government

  • Welcome

    I'm Dave Segal, a Canberra Marriage Celebrant since 2013. Wherever your big day is I can ensure it flows as you want it, in other words, I work for you! Of course I am now proudly offering weddings for the LGBTIQ+ community. Feedback from couples is that many truly feel that I make the whole process easy. In short my approach is professional and calm so I could be the right Canberra Marriage Celebrant for you.

    When you choose a Civil Celebrant you have a lot more flexibility. It’s your wedding day and my role is to ensure your needs are met. In addition I can assist you with your ceremony resulting in a meaningful values based script. We can work together on this or you can supply your own.

    Getting Started

    To begin with, gather your passports and birth certificates in order to fill out the forms. In the event that you cannot find your birth cert you may need to apply for one. We can use your passport and some other proof of address for instance a utility bill. Another key point is that your birth certificates must be in English. Because of that if it is an overseas birth certificate it must be translated.

    What else?

    I have wireless sound equipment capable of meeting the needs of large audiences with this in mind you have more options. Uniquely it doesn’t need electricity which makes it easy for example to have your day in nature.

    How long does the ceremony take?

    Generally speaking whenever I perform a wedding the actual ceremony takes around 15 minutes once it has started. To put it another way, a civil celebrant can offer you a wedding day which is tailored to your needs. As a matter of fact you may not be aware that your ceremony can go for as long as you need it. There are only a few legal parts of the ceremony which must be stated in spite of this your ceremony is as meaningful as you want it to be.

    What types of ceremonies?

    Your wedding is unique to you. We start with a chat about what you don’t want, as a result I know more about what you do want on your day. Weddings can be just you two speaking, I can step in and out as required to say the legal parts. You don’t have to sit at a signing table, despite this many couples do. Create your own traditions from your own values and build meaning from that.

    Fees

    I charge $1000 for everything you need.
    Celebrants have a number of professional fees, continuing professional development, insurance, transport time, preparation, high quality sound equipment and the experience required to ensure your day is perfect.



     

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    Canberra Marriage Celebrant
    5.0
    Based on 11 reviews
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    Melissa Fairhall
    Melissa Fairhall
    06:45 08 Dec 19
    Dave was excellent! He really captured the essence of our wedding, made us feel relaxed and comfortable, and just did... an excellent job. I had many highly complementary things said about his style from our guests! They were very impressed. As we drove up the ceremony only then did I start to think about the ceremony itself. At that point I realised how confident I was that Dave would guide us through and I was completely right about that. He did it with good humour, charm and professionalism. We are very grateful!read more
    elodie wilson
    elodie wilson
    22:02 24 Oct 19
    My husband and I were married in October by Dave and we cannot recommend him more! We live in Albury/Wodonga and were... nervous about being married up in Canberra and being dislocated from the organising. We found Dave online and he assured us that the distance was no issue! We facetimed, emailed and text regularly, ensuring that we knew all the information (legal and fun stuff) about our big day. On the actual day (our first face to face meeting!) all our guests commented on how amazing Dave was! Great timing, perfect banter and made everyone feel a part of our story! He truly was a standout of the day! Such exceptional service, so look no further for your big day! Thanks Dave!read more
    Abbie Davis
    Abbie Davis
    21:53 03 Jun 19
    I could not recommend Dave highly enough, I listened to what my partner and I wanted and never strayed from that. Dave... is a very clever writer and was able to turn a few dot points into a lovely story about my husband and I. He kept our ceremony fun and engaging and we had wonderful feedback from guests about how great of a job Dave did. Dave is very well presented, speaks clearly and is very professional. If you’re after a fun ceremony with a bit of emotion Dave is definitely the perfect celebrant.read more
    Matthew Ryan
    Matthew Ryan
    15:36 19 Apr 19
    Dave was extremely professional from start to finish, providing us with sound advice and making sure the day ran... smoothly. He was so well spoken, had great sound equipment, and delivered a seamless ceremony!!read more
    Melanie Garcia
    Melanie Garcia
    09:00 15 Apr 19
    Dave was such a pleasure to work with for our wedding ceremony. We had no idea what we wanted and really had no vision... for our ceremony before we met with Dave. Dave worked through everything with us, got to know us both and provided advice and examples for us to work with. Dave was flexible, considerate and an absolute professional.read more
    Pat O'Brien
    Pat O'Brien
    00:07 05 Nov 18
    As a marriage celebrant myself, I knew everything to watch out for. Dave was incredibly professional and nothing at all... was a bother for him. I don't even have any constructive feedback, as he was perfect! If you're looking for a celebrant who will ensure your special day will run smoothly and who has great ideas on how your special day should plan out, look no further than Dave Segal. I 100% recommend him! To say I'm happy with Dave's services, would be an understatement.read more
    Russell Chafer
    Russell Chafer
    02:04 28 Aug 18
    Dave officiated at our wedding on Sunday with nearly 100 guests and struck exactly the right tone. He was very... responsive to our wishes, gave us valuable and practical advice beforehand without overwhelming us or imposing, and helped kick off a great day with his confident and easy handling of the ceremony. We highly recommend Dave’s services.read more
    Carol Mealy
    Carol Mealy
    09:49 26 Apr 18
    After meeting Dave we knew he was the right fit for our wedding. He answered all our questions and encouraged us to... write a ceremony that was unique to us. Dave was easy going with all of our requests and we had every confidence that the ceremony would run smoothly with Dave as our celebrant, which it did.read more
    Phillip Bywaters
    Phillip Bywaters
    09:48 23 Nov 17
    I cannot highly recommend David enough. David was completely understanding and accommodating of the simple and intimate... ceremony that my partner and I envisaged. He helped us from early discussions through rehearsals and into the day itself (I'm still amazed at how easy David managed to keep the whole process!). The end result was a ceremony that was more beautiful and perfect than my partner and I thought possible. Thanks David!read more
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    Canberra Marriage Celebrant
    5.0
    Based on 14 reviews
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    Melissa Fairhall
    Melissa Fairhall
    2019-12-08T06:49:27+0000
    Dave really listened to us, and totally understood what we wanted. I had so many compliments from guests about how well... the ceremony went and how professional Dave is. We were delighted and our wedding ceremony was completely memorable, happy and gorgeous. I've told Dave how I felt on arrival that I was in safe hands, and he guided us through it so smoothly.read more
    David Poulter
    David Poulter
    2019-10-28T21:50:04+0000
    Dave was well organized and very professional. His equipment is great and the ceremony went off without a hitch in the... way Ange and I hoped it would. We have no hesitation in recommending Dave.read more
    Justin Reid
    Justin Reid
    2019-10-27T21:36:26+0000
    Dave is absolutely amazing! I would recommend him with 100% confidence that he will fulfil every need and request you... ask if him. All of my guests made a point to come up and tell me how much they liked him. I give him a 12 out of 10. fantasticread more
    Steve Brown
    Steve Brown
    2019-06-07T03:01:14+0000
    Thank you Dave for facilitating a great ceremony and event. Allan and I really appreciated your professionalism before,... during, and after the ceremony. It was a great help to us to be provided with a 'marriage ceremony' template to write out our own words, and to then have you provide helpful feedback. We had a fantastic day and couldn't have been more pleased with how the ceremony went. Many thanks, Steve Brownread more
    Abbie Davis
    Abbie Davis
    2019-06-03T21:58:49+0000
    Dave was amazing from start to finish. He is well organised both in the lead up to the wedding and on the wedding day.... Dave is very well spoken, he wrote a wonderful story about my husband and I working off only a few dot points and he made sure that the ceremony ran smoothly. He met the brief of a modern, fun and slightly emotional ceremony perfectly. We could not recommend Dave highly enough and our guests were also very happy with Dave.read more
    Matthew Ryan
    Matthew Ryan
    2019-04-19T15:39:00+0000
    Dave was extremely professional from start to finish, providing us with sound advice and making sure the day ran... smoothly. He was so well spoken, had great sound equipment, and delivered a seamless ceremony!!read more
    Steph Lawley
    Steph Lawley
    2019-01-27T23:07:10+0000
    Dave was great! We didn't really know what we wanted, but he listened and worked with us to create a ceremony that... suited us perfectly. Highly recommend!read more
    Cathy Thompson
    Cathy Thompson
    2018-10-03T09:49:46+0000
    Dave performed our wedding ceremony in a professional and thoughtful manner. We highly recommend him to anyone... considering marriage. He catered to all our requests and made the day particularly special. Thank you so much.read more
    Jo Templeton
    Jo Templeton
    2018-04-26T11:20:28+0000
    Phil Bywaters
    Phil Bywaters
    2017-11-23T09:49:19+0000
    I cannot highly recommend David enough. David was completely understanding and accommodating of the simple and intimate... ceremony that my partner and I envisaged. He helped us from early discussions through rehearsals and into the day itself (I'm still amazed at how easy David managed to keep the whole process!). The end result was a ceremony that was more beautiful and perfect than my partner and I thought possible. Thanks David!read more
    Jess Ashlee
    Jess Ashlee
    2016-04-13T11:20:42+0000
    We highly recommend Dave's expertise as a celebrant! We felt supported and guided by his knowledge and insight and he... made sure we were comfortable and confident in the lead up to our wedding. We met a few celebrants but liked Dave straight away. He helped us make the ceremony 'ours' and he is a wonderful speaker. He also has an amazing range of skills and training that ensure that you can trust he will be able to tackle any problems that could happen. He was the perfect choice for us. Thank you so much Dave for making our special day happen!read more
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