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What Happens?

Here it is, plain & simple.
At First
Contact me and discuss the type of ceremony you would like.
We confirm availability of the date and time of your ceremony.
We will then arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time and place.
If overseas or interstate download Notice of Intended Marriage Form (NIM) from www.ag.gov.au/celebrants or www.bdm.nsw.gov.au and complete as discussed on phone or email.
Then
We have our first meeting and confirm the wedding details.
I explain legal requirements associated with your marriage.
Discuss ceremony - including special wishes, readings, music, rituals, symbols, cultural input.
It is important to consider an alternate venue if it is an outdoor wedding.
On Acceptance of my Services as your Celebrant
Pay the Booking fee - this secures the booking and is non-refundable.
Complete and sign the Ceremony Agreement.
Complete, sign and lodge Notice of Intended Marriage form with me.
(This can be done initially by scan and email if we are unable to meet in person).
Provide original documents as discussed e.g. Birth Certificates, Divorce/Death Certificates.
I will give you a comprehensive package of information to help with ideas and choices for ceremony
At least 1 month prior to the wedding
Ensure that the Notice of Intended Marriage is completed and lodged with me**
3-4 Weeks before the Wedding
Provide me with a draft of your wedding ceremony by email.
Arrange a time for our next meeting usually 1-2 weeks before the ceremony.
Confirm the names of the Witnesses
1-2 Weeks before the Wedding
Rehearsal/final meeting to be held at venue (if convenient), or another suitable venue.
Full settlement of Fees is due at this time.
Bring to the rehearsal/final meeting all original documents which I havenít yet seen**.
Sign a declaration stating that there are no legal impediments for the marriage to go ahead.
Confirm the wedding details time, date, venue address, parking arrangements.
Confirm table is available for the signing of the documents
After
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