A registry office style wedding is a simple ceremony, encompassing all the legal requirements for marriage in Australia, and follows a pre-written script at a venue within 20 kilometres of my home in Wilston. Travel outside this area will incur an additional fee (see Fees page).
My role as your Marriage Celebrant is to make sure all your needs are met, and exceeded where possible, and also ensure all the requirements for a legal marriage in Australia are adhered to.
What happens now?
1. Contact me via phone or email
During this initial contact we will determine if I am available for the day and time you have selected for your marriage.
We will set a time to meet and I will advise you what paperwork and documents you need to bring with you (e.g. birth certificates, passports, etc).
I will follow up with an email confirming our meeting time and place, along with a list of all documents and information you will need to bring with you to our meeting.
2. Obligation free meeting
This meeting gives us an opportunity to get to know each other better and decide if I am the right celebrant for you.
3. Confirm your booking
Once you confirm I am to be your celebrant, we will complete the NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage Form), and the compulsory one month and one day waiting period commences.
At this time I will give you an invoice for the non-refundable booking fee which is payable immediately (see Fees page), and secures the date and time we have agreed for your ceremony.
4. Your ceremony
During our meeting, I will provide you with three standard pre-written ceremonies and you can choose the ceremony that best suits you. You can let me know at the meeting, or review the ceremonies and advise me by email or phone.
After this meeting, we will keep in touch by email and phone, and you will have confidence that everything is going to plan.
Prior to your wedding date, we will need to complete a declaration confirming there is no reason you cannot marry each other.
We can meet at my place, your place or a convenient coffee shop where you can sign this form and I can witness your signatures.
6. Final payment
At least two weeks prior to your wedding date, the balance of my fees must be paid in full.
7. On your wedding day
I will arrive at least 40 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
I will be dressed in a professional manner.
I will conduct your wedding in a professional manner.
I will provide you with your commemorative wedding certificate.
8. Lodgement of legal documents
Within 14 days after the ceremony I will lodge the required forms and documents with the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Contact Deborah Power now to start planning your wedding.
Mobile: 0411 206 229
OVERSEAS VISITORS WISHING TO GET MARRIED IN AUSTRALIA
Regardless of your nationality, you are more than welcome to be married in our beautiful country. There is no residency qualification required and the only requirements are that you are adult and that you are free to marry (i.e. not currently married to another person).