Legal Requirements

As your celebrant, I will explain all the legal requirements and paperwork to you in advance. There are certain aspects of the ceremony that have to be included by law to make sure it is a valid marriage. Marriages can be formalised anywhere you choose as long as:

  • You are over 18 years of age.
  • You are not in a prohibited relationship.
  • You are not legally married.
  • Two witnesses are present that are over the age of 18.

A NOTICE OF INTENDED MARRIAGE (NOIM) must be completed first and be lodged with me at least one calendar month prior to the date of your marriage. You will also need to complete a form declaring no legal impediment to marriage prior to your wedding.