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.

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. 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. 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.


I charge $800 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.

Start planning today with my help.

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