What is the minimum age someone can marry?
Without a parent’s or a courts approval, age 18 is the minimum age that someone can marry.
Who can be the witness’s to the ceremony?
Anyone who appears to be over the age of 18. They do not have to be residents of Australia.
Can Overseas Visitors get married in Australia?
Yes. If you get married in Australia you have the same legal rights, and responsibilities, as if you were married outside Australia. This applies to persons born in either Australia or another country.
Can I have a friend or family member read a poem at my wedding?
Yes, I would encourage this as it helps to personalise your ceremony.
How many poems/readings is the right amount?
This is personal, 1- 2 is appropriate and ensures that the Ceremony is not too long.
How long will the Ceremony take?
Generally ceremonies last for about 20-25 minutes, I’m happy to go longer or shorter, but this is totally dependent on your wishes.
Do I have to be given away?
No this is a personal choice and is not a requirement.
We want to arrive at the ceremony together, is this suitable?
Absolutely – it’s your day, your choice.
Is it fashionable for the bride to be late?
No, it is inconsiderate and rude!
Please show consideration for your guests and service providers. Your reception, caterers, photographers and musicians are all running to a time schedule. If the Ceremony starts late so does everything else.
What happens after the Ceremony – do you stay for the reception?
No, I will leave soon after the ceremony, quietly and discreetly, occasionally staying for a drink.
What would happen if you were to get sick?
In the event that I am too ill, (I would have to be on deaths door!) I have a group of celebrants I can call on who would perform your ceremony.
What name does the bride sign on the day of the Wedding?
Her maiden name on all documentation.
Can a religious component be included in the ceremony?
Yes, you can have as much religion as you like, or none at all.