Weddings / Funerals & more ....
Make it legal first!
are choosing to have their
Wedding overseas, in Bali,
Thailand or other exotic places,
to share with their
families and friends.
As Australia doesn’t recognise
these marriages legally, it is best
to partake in a
service in Australia
a few days before you leave.
But you must still present
your ID and complete the marriage Notice of Intention to Marry (NOIM) at least one month
before your ceremony in Australia.
This small service can be in your home or public gardens or a restaurant
of your choice.
This can be just the legal words
and requirements of Marriage in Australia. You still must have 2 witnesses. You may have your immediate family there with you.
You are then officially registered
in Births Deaths and Marriages Australia as legally
married, and can proceed to your destination.
Overseas Weddings with the Celebrant of your choice
Many Australians choose to
marry overseas in countries
where Australia does not legally
recognise the marriage.
As your Civil Celebrant performing your Pre-Destination Wedding prior to travel, I can also perform a more inclusive ceremony at your overseas destination by arrangement.
This would include additional travel costs and accommodation on top of the agreed ceremony fee.
This is exactly how it sounds.
A brief legally binding service with the couple, the 2 x adult witnesses and your marriage Celebrant.
You may write & read your own vows and there can be an exchange of rings. Other than the legal required monitum there is not much more to this service of approx. 7 minutes.
This is not suitable for those having guests attending a larger event but can be considered for those who wish to have this small service legally recognised in Australia.
You will still be required to complete all the legal documents required for an Australian marriage and provide ID. It is mandatory to provide a minimum of 31 days notice to the Celebrant.
Can you keep a
The Attorney General’s Office Australia does not recognise Pop Up (Surprise Weddings) without
consent from both parties.
However, a Surprise Wedding
is permitted providing
the couple have met their
Civil Celebrant and
completed the legal documents,
at least one month before.
Some people have planned Engagement Parties or Going Away parties with their friends.
I then enter at a given time,
introduce myself and call the
couple to the microphone and
perform the ceremony.
This is indeed a wonderful
surprise for all and is well received
and most importantly legal.
Contact me to discuss your
date, time, desired location and Costs.