FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN SHOULD WE CONTACT A CELEBRANT?
As soon as you have chosen a date for your wedding. Finding the right celebrant can take time. It's important to feel comfortable and at ease with your celebrant and you may need to meet a few before you find the right fit. Also, you want to get in early as availability can be an issue. The sooner, the better.
WHAT DOCUMENTS WILL WE NEED TO PROVIDE?
To marry in Australia, you need evidence of the date and place of your birth. An original birth certificate or a passport will do the trick. If this is your second marriage, you will also need documentation to show that you are legally free to marry again, like a divorce certificate.
DO YOU MARRY SAME SEX COUPLES?
Heck yes! Love is love.
IS THERE A BOOKING FEE?
Yes. I offer a free initial appointment where we get to know each other a little bit. We talk through your wedding plans and I explain my fees. If you'd like to proceed, I require a 50% deposit to secure your booking.
DO YOU PREFORM RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES?
Yes. If your faith is an important part of your relationship, than your wedding should absolutely reflect that.
CAN WE HAVE A THEMED WEDDING?
You mean like Star Wars or Super Heroes? Of course you can! Your day, your way.
HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL?
Usually, the weddings I officiate happen in Brisbane or on the Gold or Sunshine Coasts but I am totally open to the idea of travelling anywhere really. I love a good excuse for a working weekend away ;)
WHAT IS AN NOIM?
The Notice Of Intended Marriage is a legal document that must be signed by both parties to the marriage at least one month prior to their wedding date. Think of it like a government enforced cooling off period.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY LAST NAME?
If you decide to change your last name after your wedding, you'll need a copy of your Official Marriage Certificate. This certificate is available from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the state in which you were married. For more information, please copy and paste the following link into your browser.