My dedicated commitment to you is “A Wedding Ceremony to Remember".
Your wedding should be extraordinary - not in any way ordinary! Your celebration should be the most perfect event - full of fun, love and happiness - and i will help to arrange this for you.
Whether you wish to celebrate in a glorious flower-filled garden, a pristine sandy beach, a picturesque tree-lined park or at the top of a romantic misty mountain - the choice is yours.
I will share my knowledge of delightful atmospheric venues, to help you find the very best location for your special occasion.
Process and Planning
Click here to download your
“Notice of Intended Marriage” - Form 13
Wedding celebrations require precise preparation and planning.
With my wealth of special event knowledge, we will work together, step-by-step, to create a loving and truly memorable experience.
I will put your mind at rest, by assisting you throughout the planning stages with all the legal documentation which is required for your marriage ceremony.
During our meetings, we will assemble all of the unique aspects of your personalities, your history together and your relationship to create your personalised celebration, so that the ceremony is 100% about you.
A “Celebrations by Kim” wedding service is inclusive of:
Legal Requirements To Be Married In Australia
Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.
Prior to First Meeting
Time to find your important papers that you keep in a safe place...
First Meeting - apart from us getting to know each and also discussing what ideas and plans you have for your ceremony, there are a number of legals that you and your partner are required to meet.
I will take you through your legal requirements and personally assist you to fill in your Notice of Intended Marriage. The Notice of Intended Marriage is a document which demonstrates your wish to marry. You can download and commence filling it out, ready to sign in front of me as your witness, or you are welcome to select a witness of your choice (see list).
The Notice of Intended Marriage can be completed up to 18 months before your ceremony it must be returned no less than 1 month before your Wedding Day.*
Original legal documents required at First Meeting.
Evidence of place and date of birth
Born in Australia - Your Birth Certificate, as proof that you are you. You can obtain a copy of your birth certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the Australian state of your birth.
Born Overseas and living in Australia - Your Birth Certificate & authorised translation. Copies of your birth certificate are available from the country of your birth.
Certificate of Australian Citizenship - A Certificate of Australian Citizenship is required, if relevant, especially if there has been a name change.
Current Passport - If your From Overseas, Your Birth Certificate and authorised translation otherwise your passport is required.
Evidence of termination of any previous marriage
Previous Marriage Documentation - A Death Certificate, Decree Nisi or Divorce Certificate is required as proof that you are no longer married. If married in Australia, you can apply for a copy of the death certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages. Assistance for divorce papers can be sought from the Family Court of Australia.
Name Change Documentation
If you have changed your name since birth - Your Certificate of Name Change/new Birth Certificate is required.
If you are from overseas or from out-of-town - No problem. Scan and email the completed Notice of Intended Marriage Form 13, and copies of relevant legal documents.
You can send me your completed original Notice of Intended Marriage Form 13 and copies of your relevant legal documents by registered mail.
Copy of each of the above documents is required
Remember to bring your documents to our first meeting.
I must receive them in the required time, No more than 18 months, and no less than 1 month, before your Ceremony!
The completion of the NOIM and a 50% booking fee guarantees your date & time, with me as your Celebrant.
You are welcome to contact me Celebrations by Kim, for your free consultation.