A Birth Certificate/Extract or Passport showing date and place of birth along with photo ID is required if person has never been married.
Certificate of Divorce or Decree of Nullity along with a Birth Certificate/Extract or Passport plus photo ID for a person has been married previously.
A Death Certificate along with a Birth Certificate/Extract or Passport and photo ID is required if person is widowed.
All Certificates MUST be original or certified copies and need to be produced prior to your Ceremony
This is where I can help by giving you suggestions on the order of your Ceremony, plus suggestions for your readings, vows etc. You are very welcome to change them to suit yourselves or come up with your own.
There are only TWO things that are legally required in a wedding ceremony. The following wording; I am duly authorised by law to solemnize 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.
“I call upon the people here present to witness that I bride/groom, take you groom/bride to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/spouse.”
Yes, I certainly can.
No, and thank you for asking. You will have to wait until the day!