Other Life & Life Ceremonies, Celebrations and Rite of Passage Rituals
- Commitment Ceremonies and Reaffirmation of Marriage Vows – Weekday $880. Weekend $990
- Namegiving Ceremony – $550.
- Motherhood Ceremony – $660
- ‘Holistic’ Hens & ‘Soul Sista’ Circles – $660
- Wedding Reception MC’ing & Special Event “Mistress of Ceremonies” – $110/hr
- Ceremony Consulting & Writing Services – $110/hr
End-of-Life Consulting, Holistic Funeral Planning, Direction and Bespoke Funeral Ceremonial Services.
First Consultation – $250 for 2hrs + Summary Report/Actions Outline/Quote
Includes a complete practical, relational and spiritual conversation in preparation of end-of-life planning – covering funeral options and choices, current wellbeing and wishes, family landscape and relationship & spiritual needs, inventory/directions on some key documentation to be prepared/aware of/activated – such as, advance care directive, will, enduring guardianship, power of attorney, funeral insurance or preparing a pre-need and/or pre-paid funeral plan. A full summary of the meeting key points including wishes, ideas and follow up actions to take will be provided, as well as a fully itemised quote/estimate of funeral costs as per discussed wishes, if desired.
[note: home visit incur a 25% surcharge on top of the consultation fee to cover travel]
Ongoing Consultations @$130/hr
Holistic Funeral Celebrancy (from $880)
Phase 1 – Funeral Planning, Writing & Preparation Services
- $400 +GST. Includes all meetings, phone calls, edits, music source/preparation, liason with other suppliers/contributors and ceremony writing time for up to 5hrs. Beyond 5 hours, celebrant time is logged in 15min intervals @$100/hr
Phase 2 – Ceremony Delivery Fee for Funeral/Memorial/Celebration of Life Ceremony: Day of Ceremony
- $400 + GST (Weekday) $500+ GST (Weekend) Ceremony Delivery Fee based on a minimum of 3hrs – includes travel up to 100kms round trip, set up/pack away, liason with family, delivery of ceremony, provision of lectern and PA system also if required, as well as table. Celebrant will provide a printed booklet, a digital audio recording of the ceremony (optional on request)
- $100 +GST /hour beyond 3hrs.
Additional travel costs when travel exceeds 100kms for the round trip. These costs are charged at $1km or $50/hr after first hour, and for regional and interstate, upon negotiation. Any costs/supplies/contractors paid by Sarah on behalf of the client incur a 20% service fee.
Bespoke Funeral Director Services
Sarah partners with her funeral team, Picaluna Funerals. Picaluna offer a completely transparent pricing approach, sharing with you the actual costs of each item/service you need to deliver the funeral of your choice. Picaluna then simply add a 35% service fee on the total amount. Picaluna is also a ‘for-profit’ social enterprise, donating 10% of its profit to a charity or medical organization of your choice on your beloveds behalf. See my page on Funeral Director, Ceremonial & End-of-Life Services
To learn a little more about Picaluna and myself, here is a short video introducing the Picaluna approach https://www.facebook.com/sarahtolmielifeandlove/videos/455606281906853/
ALL FEES & COSTS ARE INCLUSIVE OF GST
For all ceremonies, any travel above 100kms per trip is charged at $1per/km or $50hr after first hour, on day of ceremony. For longer road trips, travel is charged at $50/hour after the first hour. (For rehearsal I try to organise my diary and appointments so I don’t have to charge travel. However for Hunter, Southern Sydney & beyond (regional) I can offer a 50% discount on travel for any rehearsal/site visits or for additional travel not initially specified…the rehearsal and reccy is important…don’t scrimp on doing without!) For independent advice on fees and the standards of service expected of a professional celebrant, please take a look at the advice given by the leading training organisation and referral centre for celebrants Australia-wide – The International College of Celebrancy.
Additionally, I have 100% happy customers (and testimonials) who would be happy to speak with you should you feel that necessary to make your decision.
Cancellations & Postponements and T&Cs
Booking Fee/Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable to another date
If ceremony is cancelled within a month & one day from ceremony date, full costs of final balance will still be required (excluding travel & accomm). For these couples, if the celebrant is engaged for a rescheduled ceremony, a ceremony delivery fee will be charged. $440 weekday & $550 weekend + any additional travel and costs. If for some sad reason celebrant cannot commit to the rescheduled ceremony date, the ceremony written is IP that remains with the celebrant and is NOT to be given to the next celebrant to deliver.
If ceremony is cancelled before the month & on day cut-off period from ceremony, however it is written and meetings/plannings sessions have been undertaken since booking, celebrant can bill for time and value of work to date completed. For these couples, if the celebrant is engaged for a rescheduled ceremony, a new agreement and financial arrangement begins, including a new booking fee.