Requirements for marriage are -

The following are the legal requirements and steps to follow before your wedding ceremony can occur.

  • Consent of both parties of the proposed marriage ceremony
  • Both over the age of 18,
  • Your Celebrant must sight evidence of date and place of birth- official birth certificate or extract, current or expired Australian or International Passport.
  • Evidence of identity- photo id such as driver's licence or current or expired Australian or International Passport.
    ( Birth Certificates and Passports if not in English will need to be translated by an authorised translator)
  • Celebrant must receive the Notice of Intended to Marry (NOIM) form one calendar month before the proposed marriage date and to be used within 18 months of the proposed marriage date.
  • The Notice of Intended to Marry form must be signed by you and witnessed by your Celebrant or the appropriate person as listed on page 4 of NOIM form.
  • If previously married, your Marriage Celebrant will need to sight
    your official divorce certificate or death certificate.
  • On your wedding day you are required to have two witnesses over
    the age of 18

Four Steps

1. NOIM form completed, lodged with your marriage celebrant, official Marriage Certificate Package chosen and start designing ceremony
2. Stat Dec completed with your marriage celebrant
3. Marriage Solemnized and evidence of the day Marriage Certificate presented
4. After wedding ceremony, once marriage is officially registered, BDM will email the couple's invoice for the official Marriage Certificate package that you selected 


As your celebrant, it is my role to deliver a well flowing and memorable ceremony. As my attention will be on yourselves and your guests, as well as having full hands with my microphone and ceremony book, I recommend choosing a trusted friend or family member to be your designated, music person.

For all other services such as renewal of vows, commitment ceremonies and baby namings, there are no legal requirements :-)

**Please note that to book any of my services, I require a non-refundable $200 deposit which gets deducted from the total price of the service.** 

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