As your marriage celebrant plays such a vital role on your wedding day, it is essential that you feel completely confident that they will meet your expectations. This is why I believe it is important that we meet in person to discuss your wedding plans and get to know one another.
During our meeting I will ask you to complete a short list of questions, which will help us determine how you would like your wedding ceremony to unfold. I will also ask you some non-intrusive questions about your relationship to allow me to personalise your vows to make your wedding day truly unique.
If you feel satisfied that I am the right celebrant for you, we will need to complete a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) together during our meeting. This is an official document which contains personal information and must be completed at least one month and one day prior to your wedding date. I would like to assure you of my strict confidentiality regarding the information contained in the NOIM.
I will witness your signatures and it will be dated the day of the witnessing. I will also lodge the document with the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
To allow us to complete this document you will need to bring along the following documents:
If Australian born: Original birth certificate or full copy. If mislaid, a copy may be obtained from Department of Births, Deaths & Marriages.
If overseas born: Birth certificate or passport. If mislaid, copy may be obtained from the relevant embassy.
If a widow or widower: Death certificate of spouse. If mislaid, copy may be obtained from Department of Births, Deaths & Marriages.
If divorced: Decree Absolute of divorce or certificate of divorce. If mislaid, copy may be obtained from the Family Court of Australia.