Engaged? Congratulations! Set your date? Book your celebrant as soon as possible. Celebrants can be booked out 12 months in advanced, especially in peak wedding season.
Please contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 0432 168 371. You can also private message me on facebook.
Notice of Intended Marriage will need to be completed by at least one of you (see Paperwork) and received by me no less than one month prior to your wedding day and no more than 18 months prior to your wedding day.
A celebrant has to be someone you feel comfortable with, which is why I offer a complimentary consultation. During this meeting, we will discuss you both, your engagement, your wedding and what I offer as a celebrant.
"Every couple is different that's why I offer a 100% free of charge meet and greet, so that you are able to see if I am the right celebrant for you."
During our first meeting, if you have not completed the Notice of Intended Marriage, and we are within the required time frame, we can do this together. At this stage, to secure you booking with me, I will require a deposit of $200.00. This can be paid by cash or direct deposit.
Get your documents together
Proof of Birth
You must provide proof of birth by original birth certificate. If you cannot find
your original birth certificate and were born in Australia, you can obtain your
birth certificate by applying at NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages. If you were born overseas, you can provide either your original birth certificate or foreign passport, both of which must be legible in the English language.
If you are divorced you must provide an original Certificate of Divorce from the
Family Court. Information on how to obtain a copy of the certificate of divorce
or if widowed an original Death Certificate from Births, Deaths & Marriages, both legible in English
Notice of Intended Marriage Form 13
(at least one month prior to Wedding Day) As a legal requirement, you must complete the Notice of Intended Marriage and submit it to me at least one month and one day prior to your Wedding Day, the sooner the better as I often take bookings 12 months ahead. Read the notes carefully on page 2 of the Notice and follow all instructions. If you are confused or need help in filling out the Notice, you can contact me for assistance. You can download the form from nswcelebrant
Your wedding ceremony must be witnessed by at least two people who
speak and understand English, and who are at least 18 years of age. They
will be required to witness the ceremony and sign the certificates.
Creating Your Wedding Ceremony
In our first consultation I will get some information about you both as well as the style of wedding you are having. Merinda will create a beautiful personalised wedding ceremony.
Merinda Richardson Civil Celebrant has a great range of vows, poems, readings etc to provide you with ideas. Merinda recommends each ceremony be unique to the couple and recommends righting your own vows. Merinda can offer advice on finding those right words to say to your loved one.