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Frequently Asked Questions

Helpful Information for all ceremonies

How much notice do I need to give to get married?

You must complete your Notice of Intent to Marry (NOIM) at minimum 1 month prior to your wedding.  I prefer to have your booking as early as possible though to secure your date as I book one ceremony per day and I only take a limited number of bookings per year.

Do I need to have witnesses for my wedding?

Yes, you must have two witnesses over 18 years of age, if you are not able to arrange this, especially for elopements, let me know and I can help you out

Can I have family and friends take part in my ceremony?

Of course!  This is your ceremony and regardless of the type of ceremony I will make this as unique and personalised as you like, and including family or friends is a great addition.

How long will my ceremony take?

This is completely up to you, we can have a ceremony all over in only few min or it can take considerably more if you wish to include rituals, songs, poems, readings and more.

Should be the bride be late to her wedding?

No, is not fashionable to be late! Consider your guests, some may be elderly, of ill health or children, they become hot, cold, wet, tired or thirsty. Your reception, caterers, photographers and musicians are all running to a time schedule, if the Ceremony starts late so does everything else.

What happens if there are people around where we want to hold our ceremony?

Providing you have written approval from the relevant Council to hold the Ceremony, you have the right to ask them to move, however as you are marrying in a public place you should expect to have onlookers.

How long does the celebrant stay after the ceremony?

I will leave once the ceremony is over, quietly and discreetly.

How do I know if my celebrant is legally allowed to perform ceremonies?

All legally registered marriage celebrants can be found on the national register of the Attorney-General’s Department, you can check for your celebrants name if you are unsure.

Do I have to have God Parents for a naming ceremony?

No, this is a personal choice, and if you do chose to have these you can decide on how many you like.

I want to include a reading or poem but I don't know where to find any?

I have quite a few that you can look over and I can help you find another if one of those is not suitable.

What does a celebrant wear for ceremonies?

Attire would be appropriate to the formality/informality of the ceremony - elegant, appropriate and relatively neutral, it's your day not mine.

I'm sure you have many more questions so I encourage you to have a look at the other information that I have created or contact me

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