The Rev Dr Jason Betts:
 

Your Wedding Marriage Celebrant in Hobart, Tasmania!
 

Please call me on 03 6249 8484 to talk about your wedding options! I will travel to anywhere in Tasmania as your marriage celebrant:
Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Ulverstone, Penguin and Burnie, anywhere in Tasmania, really, or anywhere over Australia too!

To contact me by email, please send your email to: 2018@emeraldalchemy.com and include your wedding date, place and time.
 

Rev Dr Jason Betts is a Religious Marriage Celebrant, living in Hobart, Tasmania, and is authorised celebrant by the Commonwealth of Australia. Dr Betts is the Minister-General for the Tasmanian non-profit association The Order of the Mystic Rose (Inc), which acts as an accreditation body
for spiritual teachers, practitioners and natural therapists in Tasmania.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tasmania (Mathematics/Philosophy) and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Metaphysics) from the Open International University of Complementary Medicines (Sri Lanka), plus many other spiritual, educational, esoteric and therapeutic qualifications. Click here to see his latest marriage celebrant reivew.

Dr Betts has been conducting weddings since 1998 and is a professional, full-time marriage celebrant. Able to conduct civil, spiritual and religious ceremonies, Dr Betts will guide you through the very joyous process of
becomming validly legally married in Australia, and thus, the world, too.

The Dr Jason Betts Tasmanian Wedding Marriage Celebrant Package includes:

  • Initial Free Consultation (30 mins)
  • Pre-nuptial Counselling (30 mins)
  • Sorting of Documentation (30 mins)
  • Notice of Intended of Marriage Form
  • Wedding Service Ceremony Creation
  • Wedding Rehersal (60 mins on the day before)
  • Wedding Service (90 mins on your wedding day)
  • Ceremonial Marriage Certificate with Calligraphy
  • Government Marriage Certificate of Registration
  • Filing of all of the Government Documentation

Your Initial Consultation:

     Your initial consultation with Dr Betts is free-to-meet, so that you can get to know him and feel if he is right for you.
     If, after 30 minutes you wish to choose Dr Betts as your marriage celebrant, a non-refundable deposit of $150 is required.
     Your documentation is then collected and then a Notice of Intended Marriage Form (NOIM) is filled-in with your details.
     This is kept by the celebrant but may be used by any other marriage celebrant of your choice. NOTE: It must be filled-in
     by a registered marriage celebrant a month and a day before the wedding date with all correct and necessary documentation.

The Marriage Celebrant Fee:

     Dr Betts' total marriage celebrant fee is $500 which includes all of the above for anywhere in Tasmania.
     The first $150 is paid at the initial 90-minute consultation for the documentation and your NOIM details.
     The balance is to be paid 7 days before the wedding day and may be paid by cash, cheque or credit card.

Your Necessary Documentation:

Please bring all originals with you of the following:

  • both driver licences or passports (Items #1 and #2)
  • state government official birth certificates or extracts
  • OR overseas passports if born overseas (Items #3 and #4)
  • family court decree nisi if divorced (Items #5 and #6 if divorced)
  • state government death certificate if widowed (last items if widowed)

Marriage Certificates:

     A beautiful formal marriage certificate is ceremoniously presented after the signings as part of your service on your wedding day as 'proof of marriage'.
     Your government marriage certificate is mailed out after lodgement of the documents by the marriage celebrant with your marriage registration number,
     and acts as the legal document of 'proof of marriage and identity'. This is necessary for important things such as change of name, wills, your next of kin,
     passports, legal status, and so on. This should arrive to you within six weeks of your ceremony from the Tasmanian governent, depending on the season.

 

The Service:

     Your wedding service may be of your own devising, from scratch or by tailoring an existing service to your personal and spiritual preferences.
     A simple service is listed below, illustrating the four basic parts of a typical service, being: Introduction, Vows, Rings, Conclusion. Dr Betts
     is a non-demoninational religious marriage celebrant and performs civil and spiritual weddings to meet the couple's personal and spiritual needs.

 

Making Your Wedding Special:

     My purpose is not only to fulfil my role as legal celebrant and functionary, but also to make your wedding day as special,
     memoriable and as fulfilling as possible. To this end I am willing to assist you with the following if desired or required:

  • any time of the day or night
  • travel to the location of your choice
  • ceremonial and religious specifications
  • helping you find or write the right ceremony
  • involvement of family and friends in the service
  • guiding guests before, during and after the service
  • the proposal of the first toast if it is a garden party
  • special legal considerations, e.g. international party.
     

One Last Thing:

     1.  Your wedding is about you, and what you want.
     2.  You are the focus of the wedding, not the celebrant.
     3.  My job is to give attention to detail, whatever that may be.
     4.  Together we can create a beautiful experience that flows, just right.


  


 

SAMPLE OF A SIMPLE WEDDING MARRIAGE SERVICE of (him) and (her)

Introduction:

We have come together, at this time, and at this place,
to witness and to celebrate, the coming together of two separate lives;
to join (him) and (her) in the sacred bond of marriage;
to impress upon them the mystic significance of the marriage tie.
We have come to give social recognition to their decision to accept one another totally,
and to rejoyce with them in the making of this important decision.

This is a commitment not to be taken lightly; but rather, to be undertaken with the
greatest respect and consideration for one another. To be true, this outward ceremony
must be the symbol of an inward and sacred union between two minds and two hearts.

Marriage should enhance the differences and individuality of each partner.
May you enjoy all the things you do together, and be of brave heart when you
are separated from the other. While you give yourselves in love, you must not
give yourselves away. A good, healthy, balanced relationship is one in which
neither partner is absorbed or overpowered by the other.

I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marraige according to law. Before you
are joined in marriage in my presence, and in the presence of witnesses,
I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which
you are now about to enter. Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union
of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into, for life.

And so now, we will hear the sacred marriage vows of the couple.
Will the couple please step forward, hold each others hands, and turn to face each other:


The Vows:

Do you, (him), take this woman (her), for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer,
to have and to hold from this day forth as your lawfully wedded wife? as you love her,
honour her, and protect her, in sickness and in health, in prosperity and adversity,
and forsaking all others, keep yourself only unto her, for so long as you both shall live?

I DO.

Do you, (her), take this man (him), for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer,
to have and to hold from this day forth as your lawfully wedded husband? as you love him,
honour him, and protect him, in sickness and in health, in prosperity and adversity,
and forsaking all others, keep yourself only unto him, for so long as you both shall live?

I DO.

Do you mutually promise, in the presence of your friends and family, that you will at all times,
and in all circumstances, conduct yourselves toward one another as becomes Husband and Wife?

WE DO.

Then will you please repeat after me.
(Repeat to each other in phrases)

With all my heart, I take you to be my beloved. I will love you through the good and the bad,
and through the joy and the sorrow. I will try to be understanding, and to trust in you completely.
Throughout the years ahead, we will be equal partners, in an open honest relationship. I pledge to you
with all my heart, to love and support you in all ways, to my upmost capabilities, for the rest of my life.


The Rings:

From ancient times, the symbol of the Golden Circle has been the sacred token of oneness, continuity
and completeness. It is, and will always be, the outward signification of an eternal reality.

(to best man/bridesmaid) The ring, please. (groom/bride)
Place this ring upon the third finger of her left hand, and repeat after me: "With this ring, I thee wed."

(bride/groom) Do you accept this ring, as token of his/her love and commitment?

(to the groom) Repeat after me: I call upon the persons here present, to witness, 
that I, (him), do take thee (her), to be my lawfully wedded wife.

(to the bride) Repeat after me: I call upon the persons here present, to witness,
hat I, (her), do take thee (him), to be my lawfully wedded husband.


Conclusion:

May these two, now wedded, remember the vows they have made. May they comfort and
help each other in all the experiences of their lives, living joyfully, together, forever.

May we, who are gathered here today, and those who could not be with us,
always remember (him) and (her), and hope that the inspiration of this hour will not be
forgotten, but will become the cornerstone of a loving, lasting, and wonderful relationship.

For as much as this man, and this woman, have thus engaged and pledged themselves, each to the other,  
before these witnesses, both seen and unseen, they join themselves in sacred and holy matrimony. Thus, by
the power invested in me by the Commonwealth of Australia, I pronounce you henceforth, Husband and Wife.

*You may kiss the bride!*