Naming Ceremonies are for children from birth right up to their 1st birthday, they are a wonderful way to welcome your child to the world. It's a great opportunity to properly initiate new children into the family group and assist the transition for siblings. Another great benefit is that it can assist family members, friends, god parents or life mentors, and grandparents to understand what special roles they will take in the child’s life.
Ceremonies can be held at home, in a local park, or in a cafe or restaurant.
Naming Ceremonies can range in size from 2 guests to 500 guests, there are no hard and fast rules, so you can celebrate a Naming Day however you wish!
Your Naming Ceremony can include any of the options below, its up to you-
-An introduction, a personal history of the child, Readings, Grandparents introduction with optional vows to the child, Godparents/Life mentors introduction with optional vows to the child, Naming vows and summary of the ceremony and presentation of the Namegiving Certificates.
-The Wishing Tree, is a set of beautifully printed cards which are handed around to your guests for them to fill out on the Naming Day with a wish for your child's future. These cards encourage participation from everyone attending the ceremony and they make a wonderful keepsake to present to your child as a memoir of their naming day on their 18th or 21st birthday.
-The Participation of Grandparents and Godparents/Life mentors during the Namegiving Ceremony.
-Certificate of Namegiving for the Parents, Grandparent Certificates and Godparent/Life Mentor Certificates as wonderful keepsakes to remember the celebration.
-Use of my PA system which plays CD's or you can plug in your iPod/iPhone/iPad
The 'Full Package Naming Ceremony' for $440 includes-
-All of the above
-One meeting to discuss your ceremony
-I will perform your ceremony on the day
The 'Standard Naming Ceremony' for $380 Includes-
All of the above
All correspondence via email an phone
-I will perform the ceremony on the day
The 'Naming Ceremony in a Box' for $250 includes-
-All of the above
-A ceremony written by me, certificates printed, wishing tree printed and sent to your home in a box, so that you may get a family or friend to perform the ceremony on your child's naming day.
The above pricing is for ceremonies performed in local areas.
Local Areas Include - Berwick - Dandenong Ranges - Eastern Melbourne - Narre Warren - Rowville - SE Melb - Southeast Melbourne - Yarra Valley - Beaches - Brunswick - Fitzroy - Frankston - Melbourne - CBD - Kallista -Eltham -Sorrento - Hills - City - Sunbury - Ringwood - Docklands - Carlton - Belgrave - Lilydale - Healesville - and so many more, just ask!
If your ceremony falls outside these zones, then a small travel fee may apply.
Please use the contact form on the Contact us page to find out about Russell and Margaret's pricing.