is your day, a day unlike any other. Only by careful planning will this day come
to pass without "hiccup" and minimum fuss. The planning starts now,
with your visit to your chosen celebrant."
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is not uncommon for a celebrant to have multiple bookings on
the same day, especially full-time professional celebrants such as mysefl.
I ensure there is adequate time for each ceremony and for travel
.I always ensure I have sufficient time to cover a late arrival of 15 minutes, but if the
lateness is inordinately long.... well (the worst I had was 1 hour and 10 minutes late - don't ask what the bride's family thought of her).
Incidentally, I always advise you before hand of my arrangements for the day and whether or not I have another wedding before or after yours. If your wedding is in Sydney, or elsewhere outside of the Hunter, it will almost certainly be my only wedding that day.
|I love family
wedding's and encourage inclusion of children in the ceremony
My policy is to have a contact number
of someone you trust who will be at the wedding. I phone ahead to advise of my
time of departure and expected arrival at your wedding location.
the worse case, if my car breaks down, then that person can arrange to have someone
come to collect me so the wedding can proceed.
if someone is under 18-years of age?
For that person to marry,
a court order from either a Federal magistrate or a judge is required, plus written
permission from parents or guardian.
if both bride & groom are under 18-years of age Australian
law specifically prevents you from marrying.
implications of copyright infringement when using music and poetry are considerations
you must be aware of. Click here to
read a special copyright document from the Commonwealth Attorney General's Dept.
assist you, I have listed various policies I adhere to, and
the legal requirements without which you simply can't
Claude's laid back wedding aboard the MV Moonshadow. The groom expressly prohibited coats being worn.
Your Wedding Day:
plan on arriving 40-60 minutes prior to the ceremony to enable setting up of my audio
system, other required equipment and meeting those assembled.
Professional PA system with multiple wireless mikes and 100w RMS amplifier. I normally use a TV-style headset mike,
Table with chair and table cloths for the signing,
marriage will be solemnised according to the Marriage Act 1961. The following
- A Notice of Intended Marriage form must be completed and lodged with myself at least
one month prior to the ceremony and no more than 18 months before.
- I am required to sight your birth certificates, or if born outside Australia, your passport.
proof of termination of any previous marriage; be that Decree Absolute of divorce, or Death Certificate. Translations may be required.
language is an issue, I am required by law to ensure an interpreter is present
during our meeting to ensure all questions are correctly answered.
to your marriage, you are required to each sign a declaration stating that you
are free to marry and that you are not aware of any impediment to your marriage.
witnesses, each aged over 18-years must be provided to witness your marriage at