Q: What are the legal requirements for marriage in Australia?
You must both be over 18 years of age. If one person is under the age of 18, marriage is still possible by parental consent as per section 12 of the Marriage Act. A Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) must be lodged with a Celebrant at least one calendar month prior to the wedding ceremony. You can find this form here.
This form must reach your celebrant no later than one month before the wedding.
Q: What documents do I need to provide to you?
If you were born in Australia, you will need to provide me with your passport, your birth certificate or a birth extract. If any party was born overseas you will need to provide an overseas birth certificate or an overseas passport, translated into English. If either party has been previously married, I will need to sight an original Divorce or Death Certificate.
Translated documents must have a NAATI accredited Translation Certificate provided with them. You can have documents translated here.
Q: Do I need witnesses?
Witnesses are required by law to be present and sign legal documents at the wedding ceremony. They must be over the age of 18 and understand English otherwise an interpreter will need to be present.
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Q: How do you create a ceremony?
Using your answers from the Story Builder Questionnaire and your highlighted samples of script and ritual from the Stellarbrant Ceremony Builder and Information booklet,
I put together a completely personalized ceremony, reflecting your story, personality and values. I also incorporate any rituals and readings you've chosen to include.
Q: Can you include religious readings or ritual?
If it is something you'd like to incorporate into the ceremony, most definitely. Outside of the legal wording of the monitum, civil ceremonies can be structured any way you'd like.
Q: Do you play music during the ceremony?
Yes, I can play the music of your choice to open and close the ceremony.
Q: Where can we meet you?
Whether it's your home or your local, I am happy to meet couples where it is most convenient for them. My office is also available for use. Give me a call or send me a message to discuss this further.