So, how would you like your Wedding Ceremony to be? It can be formal, traditional, casual or a combination of these ones; it could be indoors or outdoors. Isn’t this fantastic? There are a few legalities before, during and after the ceremony, but no need to worry about, that is my job.
First things to do
- You need to fill a form named “Notice of Intended Marriage” and give it to your marriage celebrant at least one month and one day before Your Wedding Ceremony. It can be lodge to me up to 18 months in advance together with your booking fee – Balance of fee is due two weeks before the wedding. Normally wedding celebrant are quite busy so is good idea to book your celebrant as soon you have the date and locationfor your wedding booked.
What else to do ?
- Sign a declaration stating that there is no legal impediment to your marriage.
What documents to supply?
- Born in Australia. Birth Certificate ( You can get it from the Department of Births Deaths and Marriages in the State you were born)
- Born Overseas.Birth Certificate or overseas Passport.
- If you have been previously married your original Divorce Decree papers or Death Certificate of a previous spouse. You can get your Divorce paper from the Family Law Court in the State you were Divorce.
Two witnesses who are both over the age of 18 need to be present at your wedding to sign the Marriage Register and Certificates.
Note: Any document in a foreign language must be translated in to English and a Translation Certificate supplied.