One of the most important days of your life, a wedding ceremony expresses your love and commitment in the presence of your family and friends. It might be small and intimate or grand and opulent; whatever you choose, I will help make the day memorable by crafting a ceremony that reflects your personality; designed specifically for the two of you.

Your wedding day is a turning point in your life and one of the most personal and precious moments you will share. As it is legally binding there is some specific language that is required by law to be included, however, the majority of the ceremony can be created to your specifications. It is a statement of the reasons why you have chosen each other as life partners and may be humorous or traditional or somewhere in between. Together we will create the ceremony you desire.

Legal Requirements

Marital Status Documents Required
Never Married: Birth Certificate, if born overseas birth certificate and/or passport is required
Divorced: Birth Certificate, Decree Absolute (divorce papers), if born overseas birth certificate and/or passport
Widow/Widower: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate of spouse, if born overseas, birth certificate and/or passport

Legal Age To Be Married
To be married in Australia you must be over the age of 18 years. If you are younger than 18 you will need to apply to the courts for permission from a Judge to be married. Although, there would need to be extenuating circumstances as that request is rarely granted.

Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM)
A Notice of Intended Marriage form is required to be filled in and lodged with your celebrant no later than one month prior to your wedding date, and no more that 18 months before that date. Should you be overseas I can email you the NOIM form giving you instructions on how it should be completed and signed by the relevant parties. Once this form is completed you can email it back to me.

A Notice of Intended Marriage can be obtained from me or at an Australian Embassy, Australian High Commission or online on the Attorney General’s Website.

Note: All of the above documents that are written in a foreign language, must be translated into English when signed by your Australian celebrant.

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