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Frequently Asked Questions... 

Q – What forms do I need to have and when do I need them by?

A – Birth certificates and or passports + photo I.D, they need to be supplied no less than one month prior ( is ideal). A ‘Notice of Intent’ is also needed to be completed no less than one month prior to your planned date. This form is supplied by your Celebrant.

NB:Foreign documents such as birth certificates and passports must be translated by an authorized translator from NAATI AUST. Please see details in the link HERE

Q –Ive been married previously, what do I need to provide?

A – A divorce decree needs to be produced, you can still complete a ‘Notice of Intent’ whilst you are waiting for this.

Q - I was married in Thailand, is this marriage recognised in Australia?

A – Unfortunately not.

Q – Can I have a surprise wedding?

A – To your guests yes!

Q – How long will my official certificate take to arrive?

A - It depends on the season, if its not busy time ie April, Sep, Oct, then allow 3-4 weeks, otherwise approx.. 6 weeks.

Q – How much does a ceremony cost?

A – Can vary, i.e. Registry office charge is $450. Celebrants range from approx.. $300-$1,000 ( Don t choose on price only, its imperative to meet personally, if you really feel comfortable with the fit, most Celebrants will accommodate to help fit in with your budget.)

Just  Married...  my experiences, recommendations and suggestions...

Some tips and tricks along with some worthy recommendations of business partners that I have had the pleasure of referring or been referred by.

These will always be updated as I meet and work with different and new contacts along the journey.

Whilst the contacts are provided to you in good faith, I am unable to guarantee their content, and would appreciate feedback.

Beach Ceremonies are very popular, a couple of points to be considered:-

  • Timing is of the essence for the best photos; conditions need to be perfect IE wind can really spoil it all, not just from the comfort aspect, it also makes it extremely difficult for guests to hear. 
  • Prime time is sunrise and sunset.
  • As of July 2013, the Gold Coast City Council enforced a levy on Beach and Park usage for Marriage Ceremonies. It is now mandatory to pay a fee to use either locations.
  • PLEASE always have a wet weather option at the ready!
  • View my Downloads page to see the online application for weddings in the Gold Coast Parklands or beaches.

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