1. What does a Marriage Celebrant do?
I take care of all the legal paperwork, assist you to write your ceremony, provide professional guidance, advice and support and ensure that your ceremony runs smoothly on the day
2. What are my legal requirements?
To be married in any Australian state or territory, you must complete a Notice of Intended Marriage Form (NOIM). This form must be completed and returned to the marriage celebrant at least one month and one day, and no more than eighteen months, before the intended date of marriage.
NOTICE OF INTENDED MARRIAGE (NOIM)
form can be downloaded HERE
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this form. Alternatively, the celebrant can post this form out to you or assist you to complete it when you meet at the initial visit.
Only one party to the marriage may be under 18 years of age. A person aged 16 or 17 years must obtain parental consent and an order from a judge or magistrate allowing the marriage.
3. What documents do I need?
- A birth certificate that includes the full details of both parents (an extract is not accepted) and an official English translation if the birth certificate is in a foreign language
- An overseas passport and original birth certificate if you were not born in Australia. If you are unable to obtain your original birth certificate then a passport and a Statutory declaration is acceptable. All Australian citizens must produce a birth certificate which, if mislaid, can be obtained from the Births, Deaths & Marriages.
- Evidence of how last marriage was ended e.g. Decree Absolute (Divorce) or a Death Certificate
- Change of Name documentation.
4. How much do you charge?
My Fee of $450.00 includes:
- An initial visit to complete the NOIM, discuss arrangements and confirm booking of ceremony
- Advice and guidance and as many consultations as required
- A personally written ceremony
- Completion and lodgement of all legal paperwork
- Resource folder of example ceremonies to assist with planning of ceremony
- Use of professional PA system
- Fold up Table, Chair and cloth for signing
- Wedding rehearsal at least one week before ceremony
- A display folder for you to keep with a copy of your ceremony and wedding certificate
- All stationery, fax, phone and postage costs, my time and travel
- A celebrant who provides professional advice, guidance and support and delivers a ceremony with care and passion on the day