I want to get married, where do I start?

Before you marry, Australian Law requires that you complete a Notice of Intention of Marriage. This document must be lodged with me no less than one month and no more than 18 months prior to your marriage ceremony.

If you are Australian born you are required to produce either your Australian Passport, original Birth Certificate or authorized extract. If born overseas your birth certificate is preferred but if you can’t produce it then your overseas passport will be accepted. 

Note: You must provide photographic identification.

 

What other ceremonies and services do you offer?

  • Naming Ceremonies
  • Reaffirmation of Vows
  • Commitment Ceremonies
  • Other Ceremonies

 

As Burleigh Heads is located quite centrally, I service all areas of the Gold Coast, NSW Northern Rivers, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast.

A travel surcharge may be applied, but I am happy to travel to your venue as needed.

 

What if I have been married before?

If you have been divorced then I must sight an original copy of your Decri Absolute. If your previous spouse has passed away, then the original Death Certificate must be produced. Either one of these documents must be produced before your marriage can take place.

On your wedding day you will sign my wedding register and other documents. To complete this procedure you will need two witnesses who are both over the age of 18.

 

  • Wedding Ceremonies -  Standard fee $750.00 (Gold Coast & Tweed Coast) - Contact me for availability 2017/18
  • Monday-Thursday local Wedding Ceremonies - $700.00 (Discounts are available for Elopements and those needing to complete Australian legal paperwork prior to destination wedding overseas). 
  • My fee is the same for same sex commitment ceremonies, as I do not discriminate (love is love), but I promise my couples that I will make it all official when the law catches up!

  • Let's elope! .... sometimes a big wedding ceremony is not on everyones Wishlist, but an intimate celebration of love is...

  • Renewal of Vows Ceremonies 

  • Naming Ceremonies 

 

Wedding ceremonies and rehearsals in Sunshine Coast, Brisbane & Byron Bay and beyond incur a small travel fee

A Wedding rehearsal is included on the Gold Coast & Tweed Coast, no travel fee   

Interstate and Overseas Weddings by negotiation but welcomed!

 

DEPOSIT AND REFUND POLICY:

A non-refundable booking fee is required for all bookings and is payable within 14 days after confirmation.  The balance of the fee is required no less than 14 days before the ceremony. Payments can be made by cash or direct bank deposit.