FAQ’s

Where Can I Get Married?

You can get married anywhere at anytime in Australia. As long as you have 2 witness’s over the age of 18 witnessing the ceremony and an authorised marriage celebrant, you can get married anywhere.

How Do I get Married?

Firstly, you need to fill out the ‘Notice Of Intent To Marry’ form which you can download from this website and give it to a registered marriage celebrant one month before your wedding date.

You need to fill out the ‘Declarartion of No Legal Impediement to Marry’ form and we sign it as close to the wedding date as possible. This states that you are over 18, not already married and you’re not related to each other.

If you’re getting married on council land, like a park or beach, you will need to get a permit to use it for your wedding.

What Legal Stuff is Required?

In terms of legalities, I help you fill out the ‘Notice OF Intend to Marry’ Form which I will need 1 month before your wedding. I prepare your Certificate of Marriage and give you a presentation Certificate of Marriage to say Thank You.

 

You need to fill out the ‘Declarartion of No Legal Impediement to Marry’ form and we sign it as close to the wedding date as possible. This states that you are over 18, not already married and you’re not related to each other.

 

I will need to see your ID before you get married. You need to prove your DOB and where you were born. Passports are the best way to prove this.

 

If you are a divorced person, I need to see your divorce papers and record what date your previous marriage terminated, who issued the divorce or nulity and on what date.

 

After I have solemnised your marriage, I will send your Certificate of Mariage to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, along with your NOIM and Declaration of No Legal Impediement to Marry. Once the registry registers your marriage, its official, your marriage is compete!

 

On your wedding day, in the presence of me and your witness’s you need to say I, (YOUR NAME) happily take you (YOUR PARTNERS NAME) as my lawful wedded wife/husband. Your partner then  says I, (HIS/HER NAME) happily take you (YOUR NAME) as my lawful wedded wife/husband. We all have to hear it. As a marriage celebrant I have a monitum to say which I say during the ceremony.

 

I will also help you find some handy marriage counselling services and support networks in your area,if you need any guidance throughout your marriage.

Will you provide a PA?

Yes, I have a wireless Behringer PA, speaker stand, wireless mic which has Bluetooth capabilities. I have used it on windy day down in the park and in Chapels in front of 200 people and it rocks! I love my PA system! It has a 14 hour battery life, is super light and loud.

How Long does a ceremony go for?

As long as you want it to? From 3 mins to and hour and anywhere in between.

 

Your ceremony is yours, and yours to cherish. The length of it depends on what you want included. I have done legal only ceremonies which take 5 minutes and I have tailor made and scripted 30 – 40 minute ceremonies which include readings, poetry, spititual rituals or blessings and cultural customs to honour the bride and groom. The length of your ceremony is up to you. We can talk about it and create a ceremony which you’re comfortable with.

Can I say my own vows?

Yes. Please do. Its one of the most beautiful parts of the ceremony. Hand crafted words from your heart to the other. Say what you want. Be yourself and tell your partner exactly why you want to spend forever with them. To make your vows legal, you must say I, (YOUR NAME) happily take you (YOUR PARTNERS NAME) as my lawful wedded wife/husband. Your partner then says I, (HIS/HER NAME) happily take you (YOUR NAME) as my lawful wedded wife/husband. That’s it.

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