Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can we marry?
You need to lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage no sooner than 18 months before the wedding and no later than one clear month before the wedding. This needs to be signed by a duly authorised person and submitted to me your celebrant
Will you personalise a Ceremony for us?
My pleasure! I don’t have a standard script as I write individual ceremonies for every couple. Whether you would like a sand ceremony, a hand fasting ceremony, a candle ceremony or whatever other ideas you may have, I’d love to be a part of it. It’s your day, you can have whatever you would like.
How many witnesses do we need?
Two witnesses, over 18 years and who are aware of their obligations.
Do you hang around after the ceremony?
Only if you give me champagne! But seriously, I stay until the music you have selected has ended. You are more than welcome to use my PA system for your ceremony music.
What if you get sick?
I am part of a network of celebrants who help each other out should the need arise. I would provide you with another personally recommended celebrant.
Can my Mum give me away?
She certainly can. It’s entirely your decision who, if anyone, you would like to walk down the aisle with you.
How long does the ceremony take?
On average, around 15 minutes. There is no set limit, the time depends on how many readings you would like, how intricate the vows are, and if there are any other personal touches that need to be taken into consideration.
Can I be late?
A little! It may be fashionable to be a few minutes late, but more than 15mins can cause concern. If your wedding ceremony runs late then the chances are the whole day will, the photography, catering, cars etc.
What do I sign on the certificate?
The bride signs her maiden name on all documents on the wedding day. Bride and groom sign their normal signatures.
Can we have a religious prayer?
You can have any religious aspect, none at all or even a pagan cermony. Entirely up to you!
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