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The Legal Stuff 

Once you have booked my services, I will send you an information pack to help start designing your wedding day and also assist with the legal process of certifying your marriage.


You will be required to complete a Notice of Intended Marriage. I am required to lodge this no later than one month prior to your wedding date, however we can complete this together as far as 18 months in advance to your wedding date.


When completing this form I will require from each person:

  • Evidence of date and place of birth (Birth certificate and or Passport)

  • Your identity (Drivers Licence)

  • and the end of any previous marriages (Divorce Certificate or Death Certificate


The paperwork required for a legal marriage is as follows:

  • Notice of Intended Marriage. This needs to be lodged a minimum of a month prior to your wedding date.

  • Declaration of No Impediment to Marriage . Completed when we meet.

  • Couples Certificate. This is a certificate of your marriage that we will sign on your wedding day and one you will take home after the wedding.  This is not your legal marriage certificate.

  • Marriage Certificate This is signed during your ceremony by yourselves, your witnesses and me. I then send the required forms to Births, Deaths and Marriages to register your marriage within two weeks of your wedding date.

Is there any paperwork we need to complete after our wedding?

If you are not married in New South Wales, two weeks after your wedding date, you will need to apply for your formal marriage certificate from your local Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry.


If you are married within NSW, I will complete this for you and have the certificate posted to your preferred address.  

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