What do we do now or Where to from here?

Most newly engaged couples don't know what the process is when they first contact their potential celebrant - here are some tips about what to expect.

Read about find and booking a celebrant

What documents do we need?

When you come to see me for our first official meeting, we will discuss ideas for your ceremony but we will also complete some important paperwork. The Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form must be completed at least one month and one day before you are married (but can be completed up to eighteen months before your wedding day). In order for us to complete this form you will need the following:

See the list of documents

What do we need to include in the ceremony?

The following elements of a wedding ceremony are those commonly included. When we meet to discuss and develop your unique celebration, you can select from these, and more. Listed in bold are the elements that legally must be included but otherwise you are free to remove or add sections to create a ceremony that reflects exactly what you want from your day.

See the Ceremony Format

What else can we include in our ceremony?

There are many interesting additions you can make to your ceremony to tailor it to your beliefs, interests, heritage and style.

Read about other elements to include in your ceremony here

Planning on Eloping or a Surprise Wedding?

If the usual fanfare involved in a wedding isn't your style you might be interested in these ideas, hints and tips from couples who have eloped or celebrated their love with a surprise wedding.

Read more about Surprise Weddings and Eloping

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