What does the celebrant do?
I attend to all legal paperwork , work with you to create your special ceremony, and I solemnize your marriage.
Where can l have my ceremony?
The beauty of using a civil celebrant to conduct your ceremony is that the choice is yours. So you can conduct your ceremony anywhere, with agreement of your celebrant. (Must be within Australian waters.)
What time can my ceremony be performed?
Your ceremony can be held at any time of the day or night as long as you and your celebrant agrees on the time and date. So let your imagination run wild!
How far in advance do we need to contact the Celebrant?
When you have decided on a date. Please call me as soon as possible, so you can secure the date and time of your choice.
What are the legal requirements?
You will need to complete a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM). This needs to be completed 1 month prior to your wedding date and not more than 18 months prior to your wedding. This is supplied by me at our first meeting.
To complete this we will require your birth certificate (must be original document). Original Passport if no Birth Certificate available if born outside Australia.
If there has been a previous marriage, either a Decree Absolute of Divorce, or a Death Certificate is required.
You must be over the age of 18 years.
What happens after the first official meeting?
We stay in contact by phone, email and face to face and work together to make sure all the ideas and what you want on the day are organised.
Do we need a rehearsal?
l recommend we have a rehearsal for your wedding day.
It is the best opportunity to roleplay your wedding day. This will help settle the nerve on the day for you and the wedding party. Also, this can identify any issues that may arise.
Ideally the rehearsal is at the venue, but if we can not meet there then a park or your home will work.
How long does a marriage ceremony usually take?
The average wedding ceremony lasts between 20 - 30 minutes, depending on what you would like. Remember this is your day.