The Marriage Ceremony
Marriage is an exciting time for all involved and it is always to be remembered that it is YOUR special day. It is important therefore that the Marriage Ceremony composed is one that you both want. With this in mind you are encouraged to work very closely with your Marriage Celebrant in putting together a ceremony that will always be remembered. Ceremonies can be formal, or in a relaxed informal but sincere manner.
A Civil Marriage Celebrant has certain obligations under the Marriage Act 1961 and these will be explained to you at your first meeting. Other than that the contents of the marriage ceremony is totally your choice.
You will be supplied with samples of ceremonies and verses that can be used, however you are not obliged to use any of them. Additionally, you could mix and match parts of ceremonies to arrive at the most suitable marriage ceremony for your particular requirements. It may well be that you are able to compose your complete ceremony and this is acceptable providing it complies with the obligations of the Marriage Celebrant under the Marriage Act.
Many couples wish to have some form of ritual or symbolic gesture within their ceremony. Feel free to talk to me about your wishes as I am happy to accommodate you wherever possible.
Family and friends can also be involved. It may well be that you have certain readings or verses that you would like them to read for you. Many couples arrange for music to be played at the ceremony, this could be taped music, it could be a trio of musicians or even a Piper. Almost whatever it takes to complete your special day is possible.
In some instances there is a requirement for the use of an interpreter especially if you are a visitor marrying in Australia. This is a relatively simple process but there are certain forms that are required to be signed by the interpreter before the ceremony begins and at the conclusion.
At the completion of the ceremony you will be required to sign the Marriage Register and Marriage Certificates, together with two witnesses over the age of eighteen years and the marriage Celebrant. You will be presented with your Marriage Certificate and a complimentary copy of your marriage ceremony.
You discuss and book your Marriage Ceremony Contact Keith Today
Just a Few of the Many Happy Couples I Have Married
When choosing the services of a Marriage Celebrant it is difficult to know who you are dealing with. I am more than happy to provide you with e-mail addresses for references or telephone contact numbers once my couples have approved it.
Thank you for an amazing ceremony! All my family and friends loved the light heartedness of it…it screamed”Jessica and Anthony
Keith Lammond C.M.C., J.P. Cert IV in Celebrancy Civil Marriage Celebrant Sydney.
“Stop Press” interested in training to be a marriage celebrant – go to the “Celebrant Training Page“