In the rare event that this may occur, please be assured that I have a list of wonderful, professional celebrants to whom I can refer you.
This would only occur if I become very ill, I have a serious accident or there is an serious illness or death in my close family, or if you change your wedding time without consultation and I am not available at your new time. I do not lightly cancel my commitments, in fact I haver never had need to do so, but I must be prepared for the eventuality.
If there is time, I will offer suggestions to you and allow you to make the final decision. If there is no time, I have a system in place whereby a close colleague will take over and, if not available herself, will arrange a replacement celebrant. My ‘back-up’ celebrants are all members of a professional organisation.
Provided you have paid my fees in full, I will cover the cost of your new celebrant.
You must understand that by law, if this is to occur you must show all legally required documents to the new celebrant, therefore I always suggest that you pack them with your wedding things just as a precaution. I always say “Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it!”
Information supplied by Montville , Flaxton Maleny Marriage Celebrant, Merlin Coughlan,