Services-Janice Hancock - Authorised Celebrant

Janice Hancock - Authorised Celebrant


This is the day you say "I do" and whether it is in a garden, a chapel, a rainforest or by the beach, you should be pledging those words of commitment the way you want. Your ceremony is your choice, after all it is the start of your new life together and as my Mum always said,
"Start as you mean to go on".  
Love is such a special gift, its knowing, its believing.
Let's celebrate the love you share with giving and receiving.

I look forward to helping you with what will be one of the most wonderful times of your lives. Many memories will be created on this day and I hope to help make it a special time for you, your family and your guests. A time you will remember with a smile, because it was stress-free, fun and exactly what you wanted - all that it should be.
At our initial meeting I will loan you my Wedding Manual with many ceremony suggestions, readings, poetry and rituals etc. We will also fill out the necessary legal paperwork in order to 'activate' the Notice of Intended Marriage. I will explain how to create a ceremony that is totally personal to you and what you wish to express.
What I can offer you:
  • All legal paper work including the lodgement of all documents to The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
  • The use of my exclusive Wedding Manual which contains an extensive range of suggestions for your ceremony including readings, vows, poetry and rituals etc.
  • Extensive ceremony writing assistance. I encourage you to personalise your ceremony as much as possible.
  • Unlimited consultations to create a ceremony that is unique to you.
  • A rehearsal at the ceremony location which allays all fears of "what to do" and "where to go" etc. This is beneficial for all concerned to help alleviate nerves on the day and makes for a much smoother running ceremony.
  • The use of a state of the art PA system ensuring your guests will hear every word of the ceremony. This system has a built-in CD player and an iPod connection to play your chosen music if required.
  • A professionally printed Marriage Certificate and a beautiful bound copy of the ceremony personalised to your theme/colours of the day.
  • All travel to and from the ceremony venue for the rehearsal and on the wedding day.
  • My arrival at your ceremony at least 30 minutes prior to make sure all is well, fix any possible last minute problems and welcome your guests.
  • Comprehensive private and public liability insurance.
  • My commitment to make your special day one to remember with a smile.

Please note: If you want a ceremony that is stuffy, uptight, impersonal and without laughter
then please contact someone else, as I have no idea how to do those!

And I couldn't be happier that Marriage Equality has at last been recognised in our society.
So sorry you had to be be dragged through the mire of social scrutiny before sanity prevailed.
After all,
why shouldn't you be just as miserable as everybody else?
(damn, no Sarcasm font on this website builder!)


Having trained in the firsFlowert 'Funeral Course' offered by Australian Celebrations Training Inc. in 2004 I was privileged to learn from many industry professionals and experienced celebrants the value of a well written and presented ceremony. Although this is normally a sad ritual for people to experience it can also be very healing for those left behind if conducted with empathy and love.

I have always wanted to create funeral ceremonies that celebrate and highlight the life of an individual and the contributions they have made. A funeral ceremony encourages the heart to open up to its grief, to heal and to trust in what exists beyond.
"You can shed tears because I have gone, 
and then you can smile because I lived"