Q & A

What is the first thing we need to do to get married?

♥      Contact me for a Marriage Kit containing all legal and ceremony information regarding getting married in Australia.

What are the legal requirements?

♥     You must both be over the age of 18 to marry.
♥     A Notice of Intended Marriage must be completed no earlier than 18 months prior to the proposed wedding date and no later than one month prior to the wedding date.
♥    You will need to obtain a permit from Council if your wedding will be in a public place.
♥    You will need two witnesses at your wedding who are both over the age of 18.

What information do we need to provide?

♥     Photo identification, such as a Drivers Licence; and
♥     Original Australian Birth Certificates or Passports, if you were born in Australia, otherwise a current Foreign Passport or Birth Certificate; and
♥     Original Divorce Order or Decree Absolute, or a Death Certificate, if you have been married before.

What is your fee and what does that cover?

♥     My fee for Weddings is $550 which includes the preparation and lodgement of legal documentation on your behalf; meetings to compose your ceremony; a Marriage Kit containing ceremony selections, vows and poems; conducting your Rehearsal and Wedding Ceremony (only one ceremony performed per day); all travel, telephone, email, postage, stationery costs; and the use of a signing table, two chairs, white covers, PA system, feather pen and more.

Are there any other costs involved?

♥    The only other costs you could incur include an interpreter service; court fees for shortening of NOIM; overnight accommodation and/or additional travel; an application for a marriage extract issued by the Department of Births Deaths & Marriages (see www.justice.qld.gov.au for commemorative certificates).