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The legal requirements of a marriage ceremony in Australia
The Notice of Intended Marriage
A “Notice of Intended Marriage” (NOIM) must be lodged with your celebrant a minimum of 1 calendar month before the wedding. Gather your ID’s & information as listed on the form. I can witness it at our first meeting.
As a celebrant, I am required to introduce myself to the audience.
Introducing the couple
I am required to introduce the couple by their full names including middle names.at least once during the ceremony.
The Monitum Section 46 of the Marriage Act
I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law.
Before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter. Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.
Under Australian law it is a requirement of the Marriage act for a bride and groom to say the following vows to each other;
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, A.B. (or C.D.), take thee, C.D. (or A.B.), to be my lawful wedded wife (or husband, or spouse).
You can also add your own “couples” vows to each other as part of the ceremony.
Two witnesses each a minimum of 18 years old are required to witness the ceremony with a clear view, witness the signing of the marriage documents at the conclusion of the wedding ceremony.