Planning to get married
Who can marry in Australia?
Due to recent changes in the Marriage Act, marriage in Australia is now defined as the union of two people, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life. One month's notice is required to be given by lodging a Notice of Intended Marriage with a celebrant at least one month before the wedding. For more information on planning a same-same wedding read my blog post here.
Things to think about
Some things to consider when planning your wedding ceremony:
Choosing a Celebrant
Choosing a Marriage Celebrant is an important decision and you need to feel comfortable with the person who will conduct the ceremony when you "tie the knot". You should meet your potential Celebrant before making that decision to ensure that they are approachable and will make every effort to listen to your ideas, dreams and requests and guide you through the process of incorporating them into a memorable and unique ceremony. Your Celebrant should offer you several samples of different styles of ceremonies, and assist you with readings, writing personal vows if you so desire, rituals, and ideas about how to include special friends or family.
That's why I offer a free confidential meeting before you make your decision, so you can get a 'feel' for me and my style. There will be no obligation to proceed, and certainly no pressure to make a decision on-the-spot.
What to expect from your celebrant
Here is what you can expect from me, and what will be included in every wedding package:
Documents you may need