1. first contact
Contact me and check that I will be available on your wedding date
We meet up and decide if I’m the right Celebrant for you.
You give me some ideas about how you want your wedding to be so I can start working on it straight away.
We lock in the date, you pay a deposit, and we fill in the Notice of your Intention to Marry
*you will each need:
proof of I.D. – your passport, or your drivers license and your birth certificate
If you have been married before, you’ll need evidence of your divorce or of the death of your spouse,
Your parents’ names (Mother’s maiden name) and where they were born
*if any of these is a problem for you, talk to me and we’ll find a way to make it work – legally of course.
If the legal paperwork is not complete, we may need another meeting to finalise it.
I upload the legal details to the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages online
You can keep in contact with me via phone, text, skype, or email whichever suits you.
I will create a draft of your ceremony from all your ideas and your love story.
We can adapt and change it as much (or as little) as you like, until it’s perfect.
Book a rehearsal (for around 1week before the big day) and confirm the date, time and place.
It’s a really good idea!
We make sure that everyone who will be involved in the ceremony knows what to do, where to stand, what to expect, etc. etc.
It’s getting really exciting now
We fill in (another) legal document – Declaration of no impediment to marriage.
Ensure your final payment has been made by now.
5. The big day
I arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the ceremony
I ensure that everything is ready and as it should be.
It’s really happening!
I make the magic and you become a married couple. We sign all the forms and you even get a certificate.
I lodge the final paperwork with the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. It’s all legal now.