A Ceremony by Design

A Ceremony by Design

Here is a design template for your wedding – too easy! The average civil ceremony will take just under half an hour – including a couple of readings and the signing of documents. It will print out on about two A4 pages. You will note there are only two sections which...
What a Celebrant Must Do

What a Celebrant Must Do

To protect you and make sure your celebrant knows what he or she is doing, the Commonwealth Attorney General has devised a code of conduct for its agents, so: A marriage celebrant must maintain a high standard of service – basically be professional, A marriage...
After the wedding: details… details…

After the wedding: details… details…

On the day of the wedding you will sign 3 documents, as you know by now! You also need two witnesses over the age of 18 to sign these. By the way the bride will sign in the name she has been using, or the name on her birth certificate. The signature should be...
Legally wed !

Legally wed !

Although you are married the minute you have exchanged the legal vows (and I love that moment of transition as only we 3 know it’s happened), it is tradition to hold off announcing your marriage until after the rings are exchanged. Once this has happened I can turn to...
Do You Need To Get Married In A Hurry?

Do You Need To Get Married In A Hurry?

Last time I wrote about the legal condition for getting married – i.e. giving one month’s notice to the celebrant ( as representative of the Attorney General). Although by law you must give one month’s notice, it is possible to hold a wedding in a shorter time: this...
The first thing you need to do…

The first thing you need to do…

The first thing you need to do in the legal process of getting married is to complete a Notice of Intended Marriage. This must be done no less than a month before your wedding and not more than 18 months out from the date. Usually and ideally this form is provided by...