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Bookings:

Once you have decided on a date and decide to book me, it’s a good idea to set up time for the first interview as soon as possible. I accept bookings up to 12-18 months ahead and am also available to take week day ceremonie bookings.

Wedding – First Interview:
Legal requirements:
All of these documents are required to be brought to the first interview.

  • If you were born in Australia, you will need to bring your original Birth Certificate. If you don’t have an original Birth Certificate, you can apply to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
  • If you were born overseas and don’t have your Birth Certificate, your Passport will need to be sighted.
  • If you have been previously married your Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce is required.
  • If you have been widowed, please bring the Death Certificate.
You will need to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM). This can be filled in before we meet or I can help you complete it.

The NOIM must be completed no later than one month and a day before the wedding and no earlier than 18 months before the wedding date.

50% deposit is required on the first interview to lock in the day and time for the ceremony.

Before the Wedding:

Order Of Service:

Compile a tailored order of service for the bride and groom, ensure all details such as vows, readings and other exchange of words are carefully chosen to be relevant to the couple.

Rehearsal
You may wish to have an on site rehearsal or preferred location. I strongly suggest this for full length ceremonies that have many parts to the order of service.

The Declaration
Close to the ceremony time, you will both be required to sign a Statutory Declaration before me, stating that you know of no legal impediment to you getting married.

The Wedding:
You and your two witnesses will be signing 3 certificates during your ceremony.

The official Marriage Certificate is signed in the presence of two witnesses. I will then lodge this and the NOIM with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages directly after the ceremony. My registry book is signed along with a beautiful commemorative Marriage Certificate which is presented to you on the day.

The remaining 50% payment for the service is required a week prior to the ceremony.