HOW DOES IT ALL COME TOGETHER?
I'm based in Melbourne and I'd like to meet you at your favourite coffee shop.
But if can't make it for a cuppa, that first meeting can be held via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, or Messenger.
We will chat about what you’re planning for your wedding and you can ask me as many questions as you like.
If we’re a good fit for each other, our next step is to fill out a couple of forms.
The first will be a booking form and the second will be the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM).
If we are not meeting in person, the form will be emailed to you and I will guide you on how to fill it out, then you’ll need to sign the NOIM in front of a JP, GP, police officer, or solicitor or barrister as your authorised witness.
Once witnessed, the next step is to lodge it with me, you can scan and email it or you can take a photo of it and send it to me, what you can't do is just show it to me on Zoom or the like.
By law, it will take one month from the date I receive it before I can marry you.
When I receive the NOIM and the booking form I will send an invoice for the non-refundable booking fee. Once paid, I’ll confirm your wedding day in my diary and invoice you for the balance which will be due a month before your wedding.
✅ One pre-wedding meeting
including signing of the NOIM
✅ Choice of pre-written vows and
✅ Conduct a brief, legal wedding ceremony
✅ Printed presentation copy of your
✅ Completion and lodgement of
all legal paperwork within 7
✅ Optional copies of the
Official Certificate of Marriage issued by BDM sent to your home address in Australia or overseas
(from $80 extra each including express postage)
Travel over 100km is not included
in this price and will be charged
as an extra
WHAT DO I GET FOR MY MONEY?
Vows are the centre of any wedding, I have an extensive library to help with ideas
The minimum requirements for a legal wedding consist of the couple getting married, two witnesses and a celebrant. It is the responsibility of the marrying couples to arrange for witnesses. However, in some cases, I can help.
The presentation certificate is a statement that you are married. However, it has very little legal status when it comes to providing ID
There is quite a lot of paperwork to be lodged with Births, Deaths and Marriages. Once lodged it could take BDM a month or more to fully register you marriage on the system
If you need to prove your ID to change your details such as passport, drivers license, home loan or any other purpose, you will need an official copy of your certificate from BDM