Gold Coast Celebrant – Info

As a Gold Coast celebrant, these obligations under The Marriage Act 1961 are certain obligations that you, as a couple intending to get married, must meet prior to a marriage ceremony being solemnised.

Let me take the stress out of your big day (Photo courtesy JD Wedding Photography) Let me take the stress out of your big day (Photo courtesy JD Wedding Photography)

1. Both of you must be over the age of 18 years (Special permission may be sought if under 18 years).

2. A Notice of Intended Marriage [NOIM] form13 to be completed and returned to your celebrant no earlier than 18 months and no later than 1 month prior to your wedding day. I am happy to supply you with this and complete this form with you or you may go to my links page to view and download.

3. You are required to produce an original or authorized extract of your birth certificates [if born in Australia] If you were not born in Australia and are unable to produce an original birth certificate, your overseas passport will be accepted.

4. If you have been married previously, you must produce a Certificate of Divorce or a decree nisi and decree absolute.[prior to 2003]. A Death Certificate must be presented if either of you are a widow or widower.

5. Your ceremony must include 2 witnesses over the age of 18 years.

If you have any questions to ask your Celebrant, I’d be happy to assist.

As a Gold Coast celebrant, we see lots of different issues, from overseas couples marrying, to interstate visitors marrying and more.

We have the experience and expertise to ensure a smooth and stress free wedding day.

Hope I can help.

Kind Regards

Ruth White