Step 1: Lets establish eligibility to marry
The first step is to establish that you are both eligible to marry in Australia! You must both be over the age of 18, not related to each other and not currently married to anyone else (divorce pending is fine!).
Step 2: Lock it in baby!
Oh you Like me? I like you too!
Let’s complete your booking form, lock in your date with a
booking deposit and choose which package option is best for you!
Step 3: The legal stuff & the fun stuff!
Let’s catch up to sign the of Intended Marriage Form 13 (aka The NOIM), and the Declaration of no Legal impediment to marriage.
I will bring both of these completed forms to our coffee catch up!
Lets sign, and then plan your ceremony!
(The NOIM must be completed and submitted to your celebrant no later than 1 month prior
to your wedding date. (It cannot be lodged any more than 18 months prior to the wedding date)
Step 4: Homework.
A couple’s questionnaire will be coming your way! You’ll be asked to complete one each and return this back to me no later than 6 weeks before the ceremony.
Step 5: Scripting
Time to sit back and relax whilst I work my magic and start scripting your ceremony! I do this using your completed questionnaire.
Step 6: Rehearsal, optional (if included)
Lets get together and run through this!
Step 7: Wedding Bells!
Pretty self-explanatory! Let’s make it magical.
Step 8: Lets wrap it up.
Post ceremony, It is my job to submit the required documentation within 14 days to Births
Deaths and Marriages to officially register your marriage.
Step 9: Order your marriage certificate - requirement of changing your name.
Roughly 2-4 weeks after the ceremony, you will receive a text & email from BDM with an invoice.
If you wish to change your name, pay the invoice and receive your offical marriage certificate in the mail.
(This certificate can only be issued by BDM, not your celebrant).
Step 10: Skip off into the sunset and live happily ever after, make sure you stay in touch!