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Let me know if you need me to build any of these items into your quote.
Thank you so much for our beautiful ceremony guests are still amazed by our wedding. It was so beautiful.
Shayla and Ryan
From the first meeting with Marlee she made us feel comfortable and relaxed, explained the statutory processes clearly. When we were looking at the format of the ceremony, Marlee helped provide guidance and examples to assist us in choosing the right one for us. The draft ceremony that Marlee put together using personal details we had discussed together was perfect from the first attempt and provided sentiment, humour and captured the spirit of our relationship. Marlee has a generous spirit and we cannot recommend her enough to anyone looking for a celebrant to conduct their wedding.
Martha and Andrew
David and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most amazing ceremony. We would not have been able to achieve it without you. Thank you for all your help from the very beginning. You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and we had such a great time planning it all. With your help it was made so easy.
The day itself , well WOW. It was so touching and so emotional. The vowels were so special to us and so many people commented on how amazing the words you spoke were. Most of our friends have been to Church weddings where it is all very formal with readings from the bible and we had people comment on how refreshing it was to have the ceremony all about us with words that relate to us and mean something to us. Many people also said to us later that you were so sweet, so caring and very professional. All of that David and I already knew, so we just said: yep she's the best :). And you really are Marlee. You helped create the most amazing day for us. We could not have asked for anything to be done better or different. It was all better than we could have ever hoped for. :)
Once again Marlee thank you so so much from the bottom of our hearts. We are forever thankful to you for helping us create the most magical day. With lots and lots of Love
Nelly and David
For us, the handfasting ritual was a great alternative to exchanging rings. Everything was well organised and people commented on the lovely ceremony. Thank you so much for everything you did to help us create a ceremony that was reflective of "us". You made it very easy for us to put everything together. You have put together a great lot of information and resources from which to build a ceremony. We feel so grateful that we were able to find such a great celebrant, given that we were searching from so far away.
Jenn and Dan (from Canada)
How far ahead should I book?
Couples often book 12 to 18 months ahead, especially for Spring weddings and Saturdays, which are popular for getting married. Though winter weddings in Queensland are amazing too!
I'm getting married outdoors. Should I have a back up plan?
It's a great idea to have a wet weather option if you can. If there are just passing showers, sometimes it's okay to just delay until it passes. Consider your guests and how they will cope if the weather is bad, as they often arrive well in advance of you and may need to take shelter somewhere.
I'm not an Australian citizen. Can I still get married in Australia?
Most definitely. You just need to have your ID documents, lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage with me at least one month in advance and be free to get married (this means you can't have had a legal wedding ceremony elsewhere or be married already).
What is a Notice of Intended Marriage and what do I need to do?
A Notice of Intended Marriage is a form that is filled out to declare your intention to marry. It needs to be done at least a month before your wedding and can be done up to 18 months ahead. Usually, it is done with me as your celebrant. If you live overseas or interstate but are coming to Queensland for your wedding, you can have it witnessed by an authorised person and then send it to me. I can have a chat with you about what to do. For your notice, you'll need:
Do I have to change my name after I get married?
No, you don't. But if you want to, I can let you know what's involved. I give my couples an information sheet on how to do this. You'll need a certified marriage certificate from the Registry - I can help you get this too. Ask me when we are having a chat.
How do I change my name after I get married?
You need to apply for a certified marriage certificate from the Registry. I can help you do this or order it for you. Once you have this certificate, you can show it to the different organisations you will be changing your name with. I have an information sheet I give to my couples to help with this.
How do I decide on a venue?
You can hold your ceremony at your home, a friend’s home, a wedding venue, a chapel, park, beach, rainforest, on a boat or an island, at a theme park or in a hot air balloon. There are a number of things to consider in choosing your venue, including budget, location, access and style. Read more...
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