As we are bound by the MARRIAGE ACT, there are laws we need to follow & before I can marry you there are specific things we have to do.
A Notice of Intention to Marry (NOIM) must be completed and witnessed at least one month prior to your wedding. It can be lodged with me up to 18 months in advance of your wedding.
You must be at least 18 years of age to marry in Australia. (if under 18 but over 16 years of age, a court order will be required-and if you’re both under 18 you are NOT able to be married)
You are not to be related as an ascendant or descendant.
I am required to sight your Original Birth Certificate OR Passport. And documents regarding previous marriages.
You are required to have two witnesses to the ceremony – who are over 18 years of age.
Prior to the Ceremony you need to sign another form which is a declaration stating that you know of no legal impediment to your marriage.
As part of the ceremony you & your spouse, your 2 witnesses and I sign 3 marriage documents.
After the ceremony, I will lodge all relevant papers with the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.
I am also bound by & am commited to A Code of Conduct which requires me, among other things to complete on-going professional development annually to keep me from going rusty.
“I know that I’ve said it a million times… but I honestly just want you to know how thankful Chris and I are for everything you did for us on our wedding day. You went above and beyond! We got so many compliments on the ceremony and lots of questions about ‘where did you find your Celebrant?’. Which I think is true testament to just how AWESOME you are! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.”
Rhiannon & Chris
“…We had so much fun & we will all remember our ceremony as the best amaze balls wedding any of us has ever been to. Thank you so much, it would not have been the same without you. You’re worth every cent and more doll face.”
Jaime & Adam