What’s Next

I am happy to have an obligation free meeting with you prior to you booking my services.

Once you have made a firm booking with me, at least one month before the wedding date, I will guide you through the process of getting married in Australia & ensuring all legal requirements are met.

Both you & I have particular obligations both prior, during & after the ceremony.

Your Obligations:

  • Ensure that I receive the Notice of Intended Marriage Form at least one month prior to the wedding day. A Notice of Intended Marriage is valid for 18 months after I have received it.
  • A non refundable deposit of $200 is required at this time. This confirms your booking & also covers my costs up to this point.
  • If you are an Australian citizen, you need to provide either an original Birth Certificate or Australian Passport & may require photo ID.
  • If you are not an Australian citizen, you are able to use a Passport from your country of birth. An original Birth Certificate from your country of birth is also acceptable, as well as photo ID.
  • If you have been divorced, an original Divorce Certificate must be shown.
  • If you are a widow or widower, an original Death Certificate must be shown.
  • Understand that all legal requirements (explained at the first meeting) must be adhered to.
  • Pay balance of money owing two weeks before the wedding.

Make a booking with me as soon as you know the date of your wedding – don’t delay, because you have lots to think about & you’ll get busy.
Download the Notice of Intended Marriage form to see what is required for it to be valid. Generally we would complete this form together at our first meeting.
Bring all required documents to our first meeting (that’s something important out of the way!)
Think about what you want & don’t want in your ceremony before we meet up.
For further information about getting married in Australia see: https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Pages/Getting-married.aspx

My Obligations:

  • To abide by the Marriage Celebrants Code of Practice.
  • To ensure that you have a complete understanding of the requirements of getting married in Australia & ensure that all legal documents are completed in the correct time frame.
  • To liaise with you to ensure that the wording in the ceremony is what you want & that the event is uniquely yours. We can edit the ceremony as many times as you like.
  • Provide ongoing support to you (via phone, email or another meeting) with regard to the wedding ceremony.
  • Ensure that the ceremony can be clearly heard by the witnesses & the guests. This is very important & so I use a first class PA system.
  • To submit the legal documents to Births, Deaths & Marriages within 14 days of your ceremony.