Finding the Right Wedding Celebrant
A Wedding is going to be one of the most memorable events of your life so one of the first things to do is Find a Wedding Celebrant.
It’s important that you choose the right celebrant who will listen to you and your partner to find out more about your personalities and your requirements. The wedding celebrant will work very closely with you to enable them to put together a ceremony that is reflective of you both with the particular requirement you have requested.
It can be a formal or relaxed ceremony, but will always be sincere. The marriage celebrant will also allow you to mix and match sections of the ceremony with their own wording. It is an exciting time for all involved and will be remembered for the right reasons.
A Civil Marriage Celebrant has certain obligations under the Marriage Act 1961 and these will be explained to you at your first meeting. Other than that the content of the marriage ceremony is totally your choice.
The celebrant will supply you with sample ceremonies and verses that can be used, however you are not obliged to use any of them. It may well be that you are able to compose your complete ceremony and this is acceptable providing it complies with the obligations of the Marriage Celebrant under the Marriage Act.
Download Notice-of-Intended-Marriage here
Find a Wedding Celebrant to marry you in Australia
Visitors from overseas wishing to marry in Australia:
People from all over the world come to our beautiful country to get married and the process is very simple.
However, here are some useful tips if you are an overseas resident planning to marry in Australia.
- You would be wise to choose an Australian Marriage Celebrant who will be authorised and experienced in being able to advise you of the process. You will be taken through each step and shown how straightforward it really is to be married in Australia.
- Firstly, download a Notice of Intended Marriage above or your celebrant will email this form straight to you on request.
For more information on the legalities of getting married in Australia go this the Attorney Generals Department.