I’m all about making your life easier so I’ve listed FAQs and spanided them into categories: Before the Day, On the Day and General Questions.
This meeting has two objectives:
1) Sorting all the legal documentation such as your identification, Notice of Intended Marriage form and others. You can refer to Step 2 of The Process on my Home Page.
2) Planning your perfect ceremony.
For a comprehensive list, please refer to Step 2 of The Process on my Home Page.
I require full payment at the time of our face-to-face meeting. Please note that this is non-refundable if you change your mind within one calendar months’ notice of your ceremony date.
No, not at all.
Absolutely! I will ensure they comply with all the legal requirements.
In your vows, you must state:
In a rare event that I become extremely ill, I will have another celebrant organised to perform the ceremony.
I highly recommend a Plan B option if your ceremony is going to be outdoors, especially during storm season which is late October to March. We all know how unpredictable QLD weather can be.
The bride signs the marriage certificate under her maiden name.
I arrive approximately 30 mins to set up all the equipment and to ensure everything is running smoothly for your big day.
Nothing because I provide all the equipment. Your package includes the following:
I will wear appropriate attire to suit the formality or informality of your wedding.
I am a registered civil marriage celebrant.
Typically, a ceremony can be between 15 to 30 minutes. The time will depend on the type of rituals/traditions/vows in your ceremony.
Just remember that the latest you can lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage form is 1 month before your proposed wedding date.
You will need to apply for an official QLD Marriage Certificate. The one that I issue to you on the day is a commemorative Commonwealth Certificate of Marriage.
To apply for an Official QLD Marriage Certificate, you can either:
By law, you are required to have two witnesses.
Anyone can be a witness provided that they meet all of the following requirements:
The two witnesses are the official legal witnesses to the marriage under the law.
Yes, elopements are very popular. My Legals Only ceremony s perfect for this. View more information on my Services page.
Absolutely! My Symphony Ceremony package can be customised - Contact Ryan to enquire.
No. Couples will need to arrange their own songs.
The Notice of Intended Marriage form is valid for 18 months from the date it is lodged. I am more than happy to postpone or re-schedule your wedding with you as long as the 1 month minimum time requirement has been fulfilled and I am not booked out on your alternate date.
Not at all but I highly recommend that you have at least 1 rehearsal to give you the confidence for your big day. We can do this either at the venue or an alternative location – whatever is easier!
No. On your wedding day, I supply you a commemorative Commonwealth Certificate of Marriage which is not a document that many institutions such as Department of Transport and Main Roads accept for legal changes of names.
You will need to apply for a QLD Official Marriage Certificate from the QLD Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
No! I focus on offering a quality service which means that you get my 100% attention on the day.
If any of your documents are not in English, you will be required to have them translated by a NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) accredited translator.