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Legalities & Pricing

All the important things you need to know

After you have selected me as your celebrant (all things going to plan) we have some important legal paperwork to complete.

Paperwork, ugh!! - Don't worry, I'm here to make this as simple as possible.

I will need to sight these things (must be originals)

  • A valid passport is the easiest option otherwise your birth certificate and another form of photo ID (your drivers licence) will be fine

  • Divorce Certificates / Death Certificates / Proof of Annulment (whichever is applicable)

Legal paperwork that I'll supply

  • Notice of Intended Marriage (to be completed no later than 1 month prior to wedding).

  • Declaration of No Legal Impediment Form (usually signed at your rehearsal)

  • Official Marriage Certificates

Legal Requirements on your day

  • Two witnesses over the age of 18.

  • During your ceremony you must both state the vows that are legally outlined by law, according to the Marriage ACT 1961 and they must be heard by myself and the witnesses present.

  • According to law I have to state the legal ‘Monitum’ 

  • Both of you, your witnesses and myself sign the official documents.

What's included

Inclusions in my wedding ceremony package:

  • Initial "get to know you" meeting

  • Preparation of all legal documentation in the lead up to your ceremony

  • Citing and validation of original ID

  • Ceremony planning guide to help craft the perfect ceremony (inclusive of vow writing clue card and my favorite readings )

  • Guidance and suggestions when needed to create a personalised ceremony that represents you

  • A fully realised and constructed ceremony that suits your style and individuality 

  • Travel to and from your chosen venue (within the Margaret River wine region)

  • A wedding rehearsal at a mutually beneficial time before the ceremony date

  • Use of my PA system to ensure that all guests can share equally in your special moment

  • I will professionally solemnise the marriage on the day. 

  • Printed and prepared vow and reading cards for the special day

  • Plus all of my advice and recommendations for other wedding day vendors and advice about the flow of your big day

  • Presentation of your marriage certificate

  • Lodgement of all legal paperwork with the department of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Pricing - Please contact me as prices vary depending on the requirements of your ceremony eg ceremony type, time of year or seasonality and location (if more than 55 kms from my office in Busselton)

Once I have the information on your special day I can advise.

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