What is the legal process a Marriage Celebrant performs?
Once your wedding is booked, I assist you to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM). At the ceremony I supervise the signing and witnessing of the Certificates of Marriage. After the wedding I will forward the NOIM and the certificate with the declaration on it to the Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages.
Please contact me for an obligation free consultation on 0409 930 176.
Can you assist with other aspects of planning our wedding?
Yes I can recommend locations and venues and photographers. Once your wedding is booked with me, I supply you with an Information Kit that includes:
Can you perform weddings for couples from overseas
(outside of Australia)?
Yes. I can perform weddings for non Australian citizens as long as it’s on Australian soil. Non Australian citizens are required to complete the Notice Of Intented Marriage and have it witnessed by a representative from an Australian Consulate, Embassy or Trade Commission. Once your wedding is booked I can assist you with procedures to complete and have your Notice completed and witnessed.
Are you able to perform a wedding outside of Australia?
I can legally perform a “wedding” only on Australian soil and on the Torres Straight Islands but can perform a Renewal Of Vows or Commitment Ceremony anywhere. I’ve even performed a Renewal Of Vows Ceremony as far as London.
Do you offer interpreter services?
On some occasions couples who are hearing impaired or are unable to speak or understand English may need to engage the services of an interpreter. I can provide details and contacts for you to use interpreter services if required.
Are you willing to travel interstate?
I am able to travel to your wedding destination depending on individual circumstances – please contact me for a chat.
What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service?
A funeral always involves the presence of the deceased. A memorial service is any service, which commemorates a death, but does not involve the presence of the deceased and can be held at any time. If your loved one has passed away and is buried overseas, you can hold a memorial service in Australia for family and friends.
What is the difference between a memorial and an internment?
An interment is more like a funeral than a memorial. It can include scattering of a loved ones ashes at a time after the cremation.