FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQs

How much do you charge?

The most popular question.

Remember that your celebrant holds full legal responsibility to perform your marriage ceremony and register your marriage correctly. Celebrants are free to set a charge that reflects and includes

  • Lodging the Notice of Intended Marriage
  • Checking Documents
  • Writing a ceremony to suit your individual requirements and the law
  • Producing Marriage Certificates
  • Performing your ceremony at a venue, date and time of your choosing
  • Registering your marriage with the Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages
  • Travel to and from your chosen venue
  • a PA system
  • Scans, emails, STD calls and phone and mobile calls
  • calligraphy on certificates

Discuss with your celebrant an overall fee, including any added extras, and when a deposit and full payment is required.  We issue an invoice at the time of lodging the Notice of Intended Marriage.

Please contact us for a firm price, once we have quoted a price there are no hidden extras.

What areas do you cover?

We offer Wedding ceremonies throughout Brisbane, Logan, Scenic Rim, Ipswich and South, to the Gold Coast QLD. Brisbane and we would love to assist you in planning your wedding.

When should we make our booking with a Marriage Celebrant?

As soon as you have chosen your wedding date. Don’t leave it till the last minute as you’ll find you may have very little choice of Celebrant.

You are required to give a Notice of Intended Marriage to a Celebrant at least 1 month before your wedding date and you are required to provide your Celebrant certain documents, please see the legal requirements page on our website for a full list. If you don’t currently have these documents, it may take some time for you to obtain these documents. However, you don’t need these documents to complete the NOIM though they must be sighted well before you are married.

My Partner works away and cannot sign the Notice of Intended Marriage Form.

No Problem. The form can be lodged with only one signature but your partner will need to sign it well before your wedding day. 

My partner is divorced, and I am widowed, what documents should we show?

If previously married, you are required to provide evidence to show that the last marriage has ended.  This is in the form of a Death Certificate of the previous spouse, or a Certificate of Divorce.

Can we change our wedding date or venue after booking?

Yes, however, you will need to check your Celebrants availability.

How do I change my name after marriage?

If you are married in Australia and want to update your driver licence or passport or other government documentation to your married name, you will need to apply for an official marriage certificate from Births, Deaths and Marriage.

You can find the marriage certificate application here