Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

Here is some information that you might find useful. If you have any other questions, just get in touch, and I'd be happy to happy to share my knowledge.


When should I choose my celebrant?

Once you have decided on a date and a venue you should find a Celebrant. You will need to know if the celebrant you like is free on your specific date and there are documents to be completed. I will  will ask for a non-refundable deposit to secure the day for you.


How should I chose my celebrant?

Look for the sort of person who has the qualities that attract you in friendship because this is probably the Celebrant who will give you the ceremony that will leave you with happy memories. The price will not answer this question for you.


Do you have to be an Australian citizen to marry in Australia?

No. Anyone can marry in Australia providing they are both over the age of 18 and not legally married. If one or both of you is between 16 and 18,you are required to obtain your parent's consent on the required form and a court order under Section 12 of the Marriage Act.


Is a Wedding Rehearsal necessary?

I am a big fan! Ultimately, I'll leave the decision up to you. 

It is an opportunity to go through the choreography so that everything looks smooth on the day. Most importantly your photos will look so much better because of it. 

It can also help to settle the nerves on the day of the wedding. Everyone knows where they need to be and what they need to be doing and when. 

It doesn't have to be at the venue with the full bridal party. We can also do it at your house.

There is a document that needs to be signed close to, but normally not on the day of the wedding. The Rehearsal is the perfect opportunity to do this paperwork.


How much notice needs to be given before marrying?

At least 1 month. (In exceptional circumstances the Registrar may approve a shortening of time for the 'Notice' Form).


Can we get married anywhere in Australia?

Yes. An Authorised Marriage Celebrant is permitted to perform a wedding ceremony anywhere in Australia that includes some of our beautiful remote islands, rainforests, aeroplanes, boats, hot air balloons etc. Please be aware that if I have to travel interstate you will probably have to pay for my travel costs. We can work out a reasonable price together.


Can we re-marry in Australia after being married in another country?

No. The only type of ceremony you would be able to have is either a Renewal of Vows Ceremony or a Commitment Ceremony.


Can two people of the same sex marry?

Yes! Finally! I am a long time advocate for marriage equality and am delighted this is no longer an issue. 


What will I wear?

I will dress to fit in with your wedding: formal or casual or something in between. Picking my dress to match your colour pallet is one of my favourite parts of my job. (My husband thinks I am a marriage celebrant to hide my shopping addiction!). I don't dress corporate. I'll look more like a guest.