HOW IT ALL HAPPENS
Chances are, this is probably the first time you've ever had to find a Marriage Celebrant. So, to help make things easy, here are the key steps we'll go through to help create your special day.
As a Commonwealth-registered Civil Marriage Celebrant, I'm qualified to perform non-religious ceremonies, anywhere in Australia... how we do it, is up to you!
After we have our complimentary meet & greet (see below), I'll be able to give you a price for your personalised ceremony, however they typically range from between $600-$1000 depending on complexity. If outside of Sydney, add basic travel costs too.
Although my approach is always personalised and casual, there are of course some formalities as required by law. My goal is to keep these as simple as possible, and I'm here to help you at every step of the way.
THE LEGAL STUFF
We'll complete a Notice of Intended Marriage and a Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage, which basically ensures you're not already married or related. I'll bring these with me to our second meeting.
If either party have been married before, they will need to provide evidence of death, nullity, or disolution.
To complete all the paperwork, you'll each need to bring along two forms of ID (Passport, Drivers License and/or Birth Certificate).
There are specific words we'll legally have to say on the day, but don't worry, I'll make sure this works in nicely with your personalised ceremony.
On the day, we'll sign three Marriage Certificates. One for you, one for me, and the third I send off to the government within 14 days of the ceremony.