Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about booking you very own Adelaide Pop Up Wedding with us!
Adelaide Pop-Up Weddings (APUW) is a new and innovative means of providing couples with their dream ceremony at a realistic price. As this concept is a recent introduction to Adelaide, we have compiled the following questions and answers to assist couples.
What type of Packages are provided?
There are two levels of packages available:
‘Pop-up’ packages start from $720.00 and are of one hour duration
‘Just Say I Do’ packages start at $1,250.00 and are of two hours duration.
What is included in the package?
Included in your package are your Celebrant, Photographer and Venue Hire.
What services does the Celebrant provide?
Completing and lodging the Notice of Intended Marriage(NOIM) and all other documentation
Creating a marriage ceremony that will be uniquely yours
All required documentation
PA system if required
Attendance on the day to conduct the marriage ceremony
Playing of music provided by you.
What services will the Photographer provide?
All photographs taken will be professionally edited and supplied to you on a USB device
All photographs will be of full resolution and have no copyright limitations or watermarks displayed.
What service will the Venue provide?
A designated site for your marriage ceremony as negotiated with the venue
Access to specific areas of the venue and grounds for the duration of your package.
How long will I have to wait for photographs and certificates?
Please allow four to six weeks to 8 weeks for your photographs to be processed. Your allocated photographer will be in contact with you during this time
Your Marriage Celebrant is legally allowed two weeks after your marriage to send paperwork to Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM). However this is normally done within a couple of days. BDM can then take another three to four weeks to register your marriage
Do I have a choice of service providers?
You may request a particular Celebrant (male and female available), Photographer (male and female available) and your Venue, subject to their availability.
How many guests may I have?
The number of guests is controlled by each venue and ranges from a maximum of 25 at the Adelaide Wedding Chapel to unlimited at some other venues.
Can I choose the content of my ceremony?
All of our Celebrants are dedicated to providing you with an extensive range of options to create the ceremony of your dreams. You can be escorted as you enter the ceremony by the person of your choice and you can choose who presents you to be married (the traditional ‘giving away’), again, by the person or people of your choice. You have absolute control in planning your ceremony and will be guided by your Celebrant who will assist with ideas and suggestions to help you craft your ceremony.
Can I request specific photographs?
As long as you stay within the timeframe of the relevant package, our Photographers will work closely with you to capture perfect memories for you.
Can I bring my own Photographer or Celebrant and receive a discount?
The packages we offer and the prices we have negotiated are reliant upon us using regular service providers. APUW has a level of service which it provides to its clients and to maintain this standard we need to ensure we only use our own service providers.
Can family take photographs of the ceremony?
Family members and other guests may take photographs during the ceremony on the condition that they do not interfere with the work of the professional photographer.
Is any catering included?
No. However, we can certainly recommend some of our preferred suppliers or the Venue themselves may be able to assist. Some of our packages do have catering included, this part of the package is payable to your venue.
Can we have a Bridal Party?
You certainly can have a bridal party, but we suggest you talk to us first to determine the size of the bridal party that can be accommodated by different Venues.
Can we stay after our allotted time for photographs?
Your package includes a specific period of time at the venue and you may certainly take photographs in this time frame. You may be able to negotiate additional time, for an extra fee, with the venue and the photographer.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
A non-refundable deposit between $700.00 – $1,000 is required to secure your booking for three suppliers. For the Celebrant, the Photographer and the Venue.
Packages UNDER $2,000 – $700 Deposit
Packages OVER $2,000 – $1000 Deposit
Due to unforeseen circumstances, couples cancel weddings from time to time. For weddings cancelled 3 months before your wedding date, 50% will be re-funded. For dates cancelled within 3 months of your wedding date there will be no refund. Please remember that your have booked 3 wedding suppliers who have turned away work to book your wedding date. Each of these suppliers need to cover costs & loss of income. Please contact your chosen venue for catering cancellation, terms & conditions. Your cancellation will need to be in writing & addressed to Adelaide Pop Up Weddings, please contact us & we can send you a form to fill out.
In accepting bookings for “Pop Up” and “Just Say I Do” marriage packages, Adelaide Pop Up Weddings are acting on behalf of themselves, the Celebrant, the Photographer and the Venue. In accordance with modern business practice it is customary for each of these businesses to require a deposit to confirm a booking. These deposits are strictly NON REFUNDABLE. When bookings are accepted from couples the times allocated to that booking are reserved for that couple and other requests for services at those times are refused. No booking is deemed confirmed until a non-refundable deposit has been received by APUW. The management of APUW reserve the right to cancel the booking if confirmation and deposit is not received by the due date. No refunds will be offered for any change of mind cancellations. Deferring or changing a confirmed date may be available, at the discretion of management and depending on availability. If a wedding is cancelled 3 months before the scheduled date any payments made up to that date will be NON refundable as APUW will need to reimburse suppliers . If however we manage to fill the date any monies paid minus the deposit will be reimbursed to couple. Final payment is due one full calendar month before your wedding date and any monies paid from that date are NON REFUNDABLE. As venues and suppliers will be unable to rebook any other weddings at such short Notice.
When is the balance of fees due to be paid?
We require full payment of all monies due at least one month prior to the wedding day. Failure to pay this amount by this time may result in your ceremony being cancelled.
What dates are available for Pop-Up Weddings?
From time to time APUW will arrange with specific venues to allocate days to conducting Pop-Up Weddings. These dates will be advertised on our Facebook site.
Please contact us if you would like another date and we will do our best to make suitable arrangements for you.
How far in advance can I book?
This depends on each service provider. It is not unusual in the wedding industry for couples to make arrangements up to three years in advance.
What is the minimum time to arrange a marriage?
You must have your NOIM signed and in the possession of your Celebrant at least one full month before you can legally be married. The Celebrant who will conduct your ceremony will be able to provide and complete your NOIM for you to sign.
Do I have to use the Venues listed by APUW?
You are at liberty to choose your own venue. Please contact the Pop-Up Weddings team if you have another venue in mind.
Can I have my Reception at the Venue?
All venues are different and all offer different services. Most of the larger venues can provide you with a Reception Package and we will let you know when you make your initial enquiry if catering is available at the venue of your choice.
Do you offer wedding packages during peak times? Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday’s
When we started Adelaide Pop Up Weddings, it was designed to be on “Off Peak” Days only. As the business has grown , we now have some of our venues offering these days. As a result we have add an extra fee to cover the celebrant & photographer on these days, so we can still offer you an a amazing package all year round. These are days when these suppliers would normally book a wedding at their full rates via their individual businesses.
Effective as of 1st July 2015 & does not affect any wedding already booked before for 2015 or 2016.
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holliday’s attract a surcharge of $200. This is to cover Celebrant & Photographer fees.
Our day was absolutely amazing from arriving at Utopia @ Waterfall Gullyand being greeted by amazing Chris (celebrant) and Sue (photographer).
We are still on a high and feel the day couldn’t of been more special for the two of us, it’s exactly what we wanted. Utopia is an amazing place and we ended up having lunch - it was super delicious.
We can’t wait to see the rest of the photos - Sue was absolutely gorgeous and just knew exactly what we were after.
I can’t believe how easy it was to organise and the day just worked so well. Thank you to you and your team for helping us get our dream pop-up wedding together!
You and your team were so wonderful and accommodating, we were so happy with the outcome and the day was perfect. Thank you for helping the day to run so smoothly and for your support at the big moments. Thanks to Christine for the personalisation of the ceremony, and to Dawn for taking such beautiful photos. Thanks to the whole team at Glanville Hall for a wonderful venue and the beautiful cake and food.
We had a lovely day. The venue is beautiful, it suited us perfectly and all the staff were wonderful. Thank you to you and everyone involved!
We had a wonderful time and so did our guests. Perfect weather, perfect venue and fabulous food, beautifully all orchestrated by yourself. Who could ask for more?
Many thanks to you and all the team, we couldn't have done it without you!
Hi Victoria, I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the great job you did as marriage celebrant for my son and daughter in law's pop-up wedding. When we met you, we liked your friendly manner, helpfulness and lovely speaking voice. You have great communication skills and provided great advice on the legalities and guidance on the procedures and music for the wedding day. A very professional job!
Thank you so much guys, we had an amazing day! We wouldn't have loved it so much if we didn't have you helping us make it perfect!
From the moment we contacted Adelaide Pop-Up Weddings, it was amazing. So easy, stress free to deal with and the price was fantastic. Couldn't believe it when we stumbled upon the site. Our wedding day way amazing, couldn't have asked for better. Highly recommend!
Without Adelaide Pop Up Weddings we wouldn't have been able to have the wedding of our dreams. Everything was made so easy and everyone worked so well together to make our special day perfect. We cannot think of a single thing that we missed out on by organising our ceremony and reception through Adelaide Pop Up Weddings. Thanks to everyone behind the scenes who helped create our fairy tale.
Our day was perfect, thank you so much for being a part of it and making our whole process so relaxed, and stress free. The pop up side of things was truly the only thing we didn't have to stress over.
We absolutely loved having you!
So happy we chose Adelaide Pop-Up Weddings and with how well everything went!
I was under the impression we would need to have the wedding in a hall and get a caterer - but then I saw the prices and checked out your website. As soon as I saw Utopia I knew that was where we would get married.
Karen (hair and makeup) was at the bride's hotel room at 4.30am, that is dedication! The hair and make-up, photos, flowers/bouquets (by In Bloom), gardens, everything outside for the ceremony all looked awesome.
Inside Utopia was beautiful and the food was absolutely perfect. The cake looked amazing too.
Thank you so much for making our special day perfect. We couldn’t have been happier!"
Thank you so much for your help and advice throughout planning the wedding, I’m actually still blown away with how everything just fell into place. Everyone was so happy with the food and the service, so thank you once again!
What a fantastic day! You and your staff did an outstanding job with everything. The food was absolutely delicious and the venue looked beautiful.
All was exactly as I had hoped for. Again thankyou for bringing it all together and making it spot on.
Thank you so much! It was a perfect day thanks to you and the team! Everything went really well and was so stress free. Thank you for being so lovely to us and making our planning easy, you have a fantastic team and so easy to work with.
I would like to thank yourself and your team for all the help and support before, during and after our wedding. We are extremely happy and cannot speak highly enough of Adelaide Pop-Up Weddings as a whole and the level of service that we received.
I have already recommended your service to a number of friends and work colleagues who are looking to get married in the near future. Thank you for helping us from start to finish and beyond.
Every person we dealt with was just amazing. Everyone went above and beyond to make us feel special and make our day perfect. Even though this was so affordable, you wouldn't know it. We didn't miss out on anything and got everything we wanted.
From the very first time I called APUW, Chris was very helpful. I always heard back from her with all the information I was seeking the same day I called. Chris even helped us move our ceremony a year forward and plan it within 5 weeks. Chris was supportive, understanding and always had a smile on her face and made the planning stress free and easy. We are 100% happy with our photos, the ceremony and venue. I wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you so much to the APUW team, you are amazing and make dreams come true!
Just wanted to email you to thank you so much for our wonderful photos. You have done such an amazing job of capturing our wedding and we are so very pleased with your hard work. As a couple who both hate having our photo taken you made us feel at ease for the whole process, you also really listened to what we wanted and that's evident in our photos.
The Day was so amazing, and could not have had a better team!
We're so happy with how the day turned out, everything came together really well. The food was amazing (many people commented on it and we thought it was delicious too), the reception room looked beautiful and exactly as we wanted it, the whole venue looked amazing, and all of the suppliers were so professional, respectful, caring and supportive.
Callum and I just want to thank you for everything that you and your lovely staff did for us on Friday. You made sure everything was absolutely perfect, the food was amazing and all of the set up was incredible. We really appreciate all of your help. We had a ball!
Thank you so, so much for all your help everything was perfect! We had a magical day and our guests really enjoyed themselves.
What can we say ... you exceeded all our expectations and we could not have been happier. Thank you so, so much to you all for such an amazing stress free day. We were so in love with how everything looked, you all did such an amazing job with all the beautiful attention to details and the food was delicious. We have received so much amazing feedback about the whole day.
Christine was just brilliant, and had so many fantastic ideas. The ceremony was just what we wanted, individual, fun and stress free.
Planning a wedding from overseas could have been a nightmare but Chris was a rockstar and walked us through the process step by step and ensured our day was tailored to us and our personalities. As a couple who wanted a smaller and intimate ceremony, Adelaide Pop Up Weddings was AMAZING! The package format for the ceremony is ideal for so many couples. We felt we were a priority throughout the entire process when we know we weren't the only couple working with APUW.
Thank you so much for your amazing work and ceremony, we have it all on video thankfully. I couldn't have been happier standing up there. It means so much to us and I will be sure to recommend you and the entire Pop-Up Wedding experience.
We would like to thank you and your fantastic team so very much for making our day such a success. We enjoyed every moment, and were just sorry that it went so quickly. Our guests raved about the experience, which was brilliant from start to finish. Your help and support made our day extra special, and less stressful than it could have been! Our happy memories of the day will stay with us forever, thanks to you.
Jordan and I wanted to pass on our thanks for our incredible wedding. The day was everything we wanted it to be and more! All the finer details were there and many of our guests commented on them. We can't believe how great our day was so thank you.
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