As a future bride and groom, should you decide to choose a Civil Celebrant, you have the option of having your ceremony as simple or as lavish as you like… Civil Marriage Ceremonies provide the freedom and flexibility to have a serivce the way you have always wanted, without the stress of traditional weddings. You could have it anywhere and anytime (subject to my availability). The only limitations are what your minds can create!
- An Intimate Backyard Wedding
- A Romantic Beach Wedding
- A Breath-Taking service held in a Non-Denominational Chapel or Function Room
- A Country Club or Restaurant
- A Beautiful Garden or Rainforest Wedding
- A Majestic Castle or Classic Winery
Before your Ceremony..
Well before you are married, there are a few legal requirements that must be completed. It is recommended that once you have set your wedding date, you book a Marriage Celebrant in Melbourne as soon as possible (as availabilities can be limited). I am happy to meet with you and your Fiance to discuss planning all the necessary requirements involved to make your dream a reality—however, as public holidays and “Special Days” (Valentines, special dates 12/12/12 etc), fill fast, ensure to contact me ASAP to ensure my availability for your special day! Also, please feel free to contact me with your date to make sure your date is currently available.
What do we need to do before our Wedding Day?
Once you have decided that I am the right officiant for you, we will need to fill out a Notice of Intended Marriage Form together (also known as a NOIM). This needs to be completed 30 + 1 days before the date of your Wedding Date. To successfully complete the NOIM, you will be required to supply the following original documents to be sighted by myself.
- If Born in Australia, an original copy or extract of your Australian Birth Certificate. If you have lost or misplaced your Birth Certificate, a copy can be obtained from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the state you were born.
- If born outside Australia, an original copy or extract of your Overseas Birth Certificate or Passport.
- If previously Married, Divorce Certificate or Death Certificate must be provided to prove the dissolution of previous marriages.
Before the NOIM is signed, I will require a deposit to secure my services for the date and time that you request. After this has been done, I will supply you with a book of Readings, Vows, Ceremonies, and Rituals that you can have a look over and see what you would like to include in your wedding.
On Your Big Day –
I will carry out your marriage ceremony in a clear and professional manner, and ensure that I dress to suit your colour scheme and any other requirements. I can supply you (if required) use of a state-of-the-art portable cordless PA system with wireless or corded microphones at no extra charge! This PA system supports use of a CD, USB stick and/or can be hooked up to an iPod to ensure you can play whatever music you choose for your ceremony. Planning and discussions prior to your big day will decide how and what we play during the service.
After your marriage vows and as your service draws to a close, we will require you both, two witnesses over the age of 18 and myself to sign 3 Legal documents. These are; the Certificate of Marriage, the Marriage Register and the official presentation Certificate. Straight after the ceremony, I will present you with your official certificate and happily announce you as Husband and Wife and welcome your guests acknowledgement of you as a new couple.
After Your Wedding is done..
After the service has concluded, I will finalise all documents and file them with Births Deaths and Marriages in a prompt and timely manner. Also, within 2 weeks, I will contact you to provide you with a special gift and a feedback form that I would ask you please complete and send back with the self-addressed envelope included.
If you are looking for a down to earth and fun marriage celebrants from Melbourne then make sure you Contact Us Today for a 100% no-obligation discussion of your wedding needs.
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