Being legally married in Australia can be as simple as 1-2-3. Three steps which includes all the necessary timeframes, the people, and the paperwork.
As your authorised Marriage Celebrant, I like to keep processes clear and believe in the KIS principle: "keep it simple". Keeping it simple, and designing a process that is meaningful for you and just the wRight length is my MO. Let's get to the kiss! #KIS2kiss
Step #1: being engaged or a citizen of Australia is optional; registering the Notice of Intended Marriage one calendar month prior to your wedding date with your Celebrant is not optional to be legally married in Australia.
Step #3: family and friends are optional attendees at your wedding; less than five people at your marriage ceremony is not an option, however you don't need to know the two people who witness your paperwork as I can arrange this for you.
That's it in a nutshell! Saying "I do" is optional, as is exchanging rings. We do need to say a few things however, but as quick as you say 1-2-3, you'd be well on your way to being legally married in Australia and keeping it simple to get to the kiss is my goal for your ceremony. #KIS2kiss
About Lauretta Wright: A registered Civil Marriage Celebrant and qualified Justice of the Peace (JP Qld), I have been part of the Hervey Bay community, (Queensland) for 30 years. My husband and I live on a rural block with horses, chickens and a friend's dog. When not busy with Celebrancy, I work in the university sector part time, am a keen amateur photographer, and try to grow things to harvest in our garden (sometimes successfully!).
We are proud parents of three daughters, their spouses and four gorgeous grandchildren. Watching each marry and being part of their unique and love-filled ceremonies, increased my desire to become a Marriage Celebrant. I just loved the love! Moments of shared joy and connection are some of the most important of life experiences.
This is why I’ve become a Civil Celebrant: to be right in the thick of it! #WrightWhereLoveIs!