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To get married in Australia, you generally need to be 18 years or older (unless you have a court order). You can't already be married (even to the same person you want to marry in Australia). You need to complete a Notice of Intended Marriage at least one month and no more than 18 months before your wedding. And you need to be married by an authorised marriage celebrant (that's where I come in!).
You don't have to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. If you aren't, though, there are some processes to follow if you want to live in Australia after your marriage.
The Attorney-General's Department (Australia) has information about this, or you can contact me to find out more.
Yes, I offer customisable packages to fit your specific needs and budget. From elopement wedding ceremonies to the full wedding package, I can provide you with a quote for exactly what you want. Contact me to learn more!
It’s important that you feel comfortable with your marriage celebrant and confident that they can deliver a ceremony that is joyful, professional and appropriate for you as a couple and the style of wedding you have chosen. No two celebrants are the same or offer the same service, so you cannot compare on price alone. You will spend many hours with your celebrant, completing paperwork, discussing your ceremony, emailing and phone calls, giving feedback on your ceremony, rehearsing your ceremony and then during your ceremony. It’s important to have a good rapport with your celebrant, so that he or she understands and listens to you and you feel reassured in their presence. An obligation-free first meeting is a good way to find out if the celebrant is a good fit. chat to a couple of different celebrants too.
See my Downloads page for more tips on choosing a celebrant.
You may still be able to get married if a prescribed authority approves it. Reasons for getting married in less than one month include:
There is no guarantee they will approve a shorter time. The prescribed authority may charge a fee for a shortening of time. You will need to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage with your celebrant and provide it, together with evidence of your identity, proof that a previous marriage has ended and documents to support your application. Evidence might, for example, include a letter from your employer or doctor, or receipts showing payments for your venue and honeymoon travel.
Contact me to find out more.
Chat with me about how to make your wedding ceremony memorable and enjoyable. You can choose to have a Best Woman or a Man of Honour, include some humour or a ritual such as a handfasting. There are many wonderful options to have a ceremony that helps set the tone for the rest of your celebration. Find out more about modern wedding traditions.