Dallas McMaugh, South Coast Civil Marriage Celebrant,

M: 0400 189 875, E: dallas@idoidoweddings.com.au


Probably the first thing you want to ask is: "How much will this cost?". The good news is that your marriage celebrant's fee is likely to be one of the least expensive (though certainly one of the most important) components of your wedding day.


My fee structure is quite competitive and generally includes:

  • an initial no obligation-meeting;
  • unlimited phone and email consultation;
  • lodging of the Notice of Intent to Marry; 
  • a comprehensive booklet of sample ceremonies, ideas and suggestions guaranteed to inspire;
  • a personalised, unique ceremony;
  • however many drafts it takes to get your ceremony just right;
  • an on-site wedding rehearsal;
  • PA system for music, readings and ceremony;
  • a signing table; registration of your marriage;
  • all my transport costs;

As no two weddings are exactly the same and different couples have different requirements my fee varies so please contact me to discuss your ceremony requirements. I also offer a reduced fee for weekday or Sunday ceremonies.

Registry Office Weddings 

I think it's interesting to compare the cost of a marriage celebrant and the freedom of choice they offer you regarding venue, ceremony style, time and number of guests with a Registry Office marriage.

At a Registry wedding the Registry provides the marriage vows, the ceremony takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes and you can have up to 12 guests.

If you think a Registry Office wedding may be the right kind of ceremony for you please click here

 The Registry Office is offering some great venues through the Sydney Living Museums so if you'd like to get married at Rose Seidler House (and who wouldn't?) or Elizabeth Bay House you should check out their great Thursday wedding packages.

 Registry Office fees

Costs below include the Fee to Lodge Notice of Intended Marriage ($162); and issue of a Standard Marriage Certificate ($56).

Cost of a ​Registry Wedding (including GST) $AUD
Marriages during business hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm. $204 ceremony fee is included.$422
Marriages by special arrangement: Friday 6pm to 8pm, or weekend. $315 ceremony fee is included.$533