Persian Aghd

Fluent in Farsi and English, I can perform your Persian Aghd ceremony in either language or a combination of both. Various aspects of the traditional Persian (non-religious) ceremony can be incorporated into the Australian legal marriage ceremony to create a unique and seamless ceremony for you.

I will assist you in creating the words and rituals that have meaning for you. We can also integrate an explanation of the symbolism for your non-Persian guests. Additionally, I can give you advice and resources for designing and creating your Sofreh-Aghd.

 

You can choose one of the following two options:  

1) Combined ceremony including Persian Aghd and Australian legal requirements

My services to you include:

  • Obligation-free introductory meeting
  • Attention to detail and professional service at all times
  • Fully insured and registered celebrant
  • One booking per day only so I can focus exclusively on your special occassion
  • Completion and lodgment of Notice of Intended Marriage paperwork
  • Providing you with ideas and resources for your Sofreh Aghd, if required
  • Combining requirements of the Persian Aghd with the marriage ceremony
  • Creation and editorial assistance in creating your vows and readings
  • Access to my resources for wedding planning
  • Additional meetings face-to-face, as required
  • Unlimited contact via phone or email
  • Rehearsal prior to the day, if required
  • My arrival minimum 20 minutes prior to your ceremony to ensure all is ready to proceed
  • Presentation of your Certificate of Marriage on the wedding day
  • Lodging your legal paperwork with BDM to finalise the legal process after the wedding.

Please note: Should I be unable to attend your ceremony, due to serious illness or any reason beyond my control, I will arrange for a professional and experienced replacement Celebrant from the Association of Authorised Marriage Celebrants Australia Inc to replace me, at no additional charge to you.

Fees: $700 (inc GST)

  • Deposit of $300 is required to secure your date. The deposit is non-refundable if the date is cancelled for any reason. I am happy to transfer the deposit to a revised date if I am available.
  • Payment of the balance is required one week prior to the date. The balance is non-refundable if the date is cancelled or transferred for any reason.

Additional Costs (if required):

  • Application for a Certificate of Marriage: to receive an official copy of your Certificate of Marriage from BDM Registry you will need to complete an application and pay a fee. If you do this prior to the wedding day, I am happy to submit it for you with the other documents to save you time and the additional process.
  • Travel to another City or State
  • Parking (for city venues) and water taxis (for harbour ceremonies)
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Any unusual location for the ceremony, eg in a hot-air balloon.

Please make payments by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

 

2) Persian Aghd Ceremony only

My services to you include:

  • Obligation-free introductory meeting
  • Attention to detail and professional service at all times
  • Fully insured and registered celebrant
  • One booking per day only so I can focus exclusively on your special occassion
  • Preparation of the Aghd as part of the ceremony
  • Creation and editorial assistance in creating your vows and readings
  • Access to my resources for wedding planning
  • Additional meetings face-to-face, as required
  • Unlimited contact via phone or email
  • Rehearsal prior to the day, if required
  • My arrival minimum 20 minutes prior to your ceremony to ensure all is ready to proceed

Please note: Should I be unable to attend your ceremony, due to serious illness or any reason beyond my control, I will arrange for a professional and experienced replacement Celebrant from the Association of Authorised Marriage Celebrants Australia Inc to replace me, at no additional charge to you.

Fees: $500 (inc GST)

  • Deposit of $250 is required to secure your date. The deposit is non-refundable if the date is cancelled for any reason. I am happy to transfer the deposit to a revised date if I am available.
  • Payment of the balance is required a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the date. The balance is non-refundable if the date is cancelled or transferred for any reason.

Additional Costs (if required):

  • Travel to another City or State
  • Parking (for city venues) and water taxis (for harbour ceremonies)
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Any unusual location for the ceremony, eg in a hot-air balloon.

Please make payments by cash, cheque or bank transfer.