Wedding Ceremony

We believe your ceremony should be individually created for you – and should be relaxed and filled with joy.
When we meet with couples we like to discuss in depth your ideas and needs for your own unique ceremony.
We will give you different samples of ceremonies that we have created with many different elements (including cultural or symbolic elements). This will give to you a good understanding of what can be included in your dream day and give you information that you can make wise choices for you both as a unique couple.

By spending time together a personalised customised ceremony can be created so that you will have the best possible marriage ceremony based on your needs and requirements, that will be enjoyed by yourselves, your family and your friends.
Our fee includes unlimited consultations and a rehearsal with you to ensure that you are given the time necessary to ensure your wedding is exactly what you would like.

Legal Requirements

A ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’ form must be completed and lodged with either Peter or Rhonwyn at least one full calendar month prior to the wedding. You cannot get married within Australia without giving one full calendar month notice. Once lodged with us the certificate is valid for a maximum period of 18 months. (Rhonwyn or Peter can help you complete this form when they visit).

What you need to complete this form:
You must produce documentary evidence of identification and including birth certificate. A birth certificate is mandatory for anyone born within Australia. If born overseas, a birth certificate can be use but if this is unavailable, an overseas passport is acceptable to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage.
Certain documents need to be produced if either party has been previously married: evidence of either

  • Divorce Paper or
  • Death Certificate

useful links

NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages

www.bdm.nsw.gov.au

Australian Attorney-General’s Department

www.ag.gov.au

Notice of Intended Marriage Form

Notice of Intended Marriage form

Marriage Relationship and Education Courses

Family Relationships

www.familyrelationships.gov.au

Anglicare Pre Marriage Counselling

www.anglicare.org.au/our-services/counselling

Catholiccare Marriage Courses

www.catholiccare.org.au

For Wollongong Office

www.catholiccare.dow.org.au

Prepare Enrich

www.prepare-enrich.com

Relationships Australia

www.relationships.org.au

Wedding Directory

www.easyweddings.com.au

Wedding Floral Designer

www.aahhflowers.com.au