About 200 words containing a welcome and words on marriageOptional Reading
Something that resonates with you about your relationshipThe Marriage Act ( compulsory)
My name is Susan Artup, a Civil Celebrant duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law. Before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are about to enter. Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.Optional Reading
About the meaning of marriage/love/commitment in societyGiving Away (optional)Asking ( optional)Optional Reading
A personal love poemYour own vows (optional)The legal vows ( compulsory)
I, ( full name), call upon the persons here present to witness that I take you ( full name), as my lawful wife/husband/spouse.Exchange of rings ( optional)Optional Reading
About the symbolism of the rings, the pact that has just been madeProclamation of MarriageSigning of the documentsOptional Reading
A blessingPresentation as a married couple.