Shortening of time to marry

The shortest time I have been approached by a couple requesting a “shortening of time” to marry was 1 day! The application was successful as the prescribed authority deemed the reason for the shortening of time fell into one of the following categories. If you feel that your circumstances also meet one of the following […]

What documents will we need to get married?

In order for a marriage to be legal in Australia, your celebrant is required to sight certain documents before your marriage can take place. There are several key pieces of information that must be provided which are (i) the date and place of birth of both parties and (ii) proof of identity of both parties. […]

Planning a long distance wedding

The legislation in Australia applies equally to marriages involving persons who are not Australian citizens as it does to marriages involving one or two Australians. As an authorised marriage celebrant, I usually meet with couples three times before their wedding – at an initial meeting, then at a follow up meeting, then at the rehearsal; […]

Registering your marriage

What is the process? Since 1 July 2014, a new system called LifeLink, introduced by the Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages in NSW, allows celebrants the option of lodging online the official paperwork for each marriage they have conducted in NSW so they can be officially registered. As per the Marriage Act 1961, this […]

How do I find the right celebrant for me?

Here’s some food for thought when considering this question …  ♥ Qualifications ~ Has my celebrant successfully completed Certificate IV in Celebrancy? Would you ask someone whose formal qualifications weren’t up-to-date to do an important job for you? I am committed to being a celebrant so, for me, achieving this qualification was absolutely essential. While […]