Ideas & FAQs
Together we will assemble your tailored order of the service and ceremony structures . As a member of the AFCC, I have Copyright Protection and an Australasian Performing Right Association music license exemption.
We will create a personal ceremony, changing, reordering and/or omitting any part to fit your feel for your special day. I have access to a very wide range of stories, verses, poems and music that can be included in your ceremony, if this is meaningful to you allowing for maximum customisation of the service.
Frequently asked questions
What do I need to know about getting married?
The Attorney-General’s Department lists all the information that concerns getting married in Australia in easy to understand language together with links to all the required forms: Get married
What words must be spoken at my ceremony for it to be valid / legal?
Both the monitum and the legal vows MUST be spoken at your ceremony otherwise your marriage may not be valid.
All authorised Celebrants are required to include a statement (the ‘monitum’) explaining the nature of the marriage relationship in all marriage ceremonies they perform (section 46 of the Marriage Act).
“I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law. Before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter. Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.”
Legal vows: Although you may lengthen the legal vows to include personal promises that you wish to make to each, you must each say the following words:
“I call upon the people here present to witness that I, AB/CD, take you, CD/AB, to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/spouse”. You may leave out lawful or wedded but not both; you must use one of these words.