LEGAL WEDDING REQUIREMENTS MARRY ME MARILYN GOLD COAST CELEBRANT
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Prenetation of Marriage Cerrtificate to Anglea and David at their Marriage on Palm Beach on the Gold Coast

The Asking - is NOT Legal Wording but many couples like to include it to follow tradition. eg. below

The Celebrant asks the Bride: [Bride's Full Name] do you take [Groom's Full Name] to be your lawful wedded husband , will you love and cherish him, respect and honour him, as your soul mate? Will you stand by him through good times and bad times for the rest of your lives together?

The Bride Replies:      “I do”

The Celebrant asks the Groom: [Groom's Full Name] do you take [Bride's Full Name] to be your lawful wedded wife, will you love and cherish her, respect and honour her, as your soul mate? Will you stand by her through good times and bad times for the rest of your lives together?

The Groom Replies:    “I do”.

Marilyn of Marry Me Marilyn Presents the Marriage Certificate to the Bride Leisha and Groom Jeff after their wedding after the signing at Woody Point

Accredited Interpreters & Translators
If either the bride or groom is not fluent in English to the extent that they may not understand the solemn and binding nature of the relationship they are entering into it will be necessary to use an interpreter to translate the wording of the ceremony into English on the day and assist with completing the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM). If the required documents for the NOIM do not have an English translation such as passport or birth, death or divorce certificate these will need to be translated into English by an accredited translator. Interpreters and Translators

Marry Me MarilynSarah & John were married at Philip Park Main Beach on the Northern Gold Coast by marriage celebrant Marry Me Marilyn Verschuure.

Government Federal & State & Local

Notice of Intended Marriage NOIM

Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs - visas.

Download a Notice of Intended Marriage form

Authentications and Apostilles - Smart Traveller site - for couples residing in other countries and wishing to register or authenticate their Australian marriage certificate

Prescribed authorities for shortening time of notice of intended marriage - Queensland

Births Deaths and Marriages - Queensland

Births Deaths and Marriages - New South Wales

Contact Details for Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages Australia Wide

Births Deaths and Marriages - New Zealand

Obtaining a Replacement Certificate of Divorce
National Enquiry Centre is the entry point for all telephone & email enquiries on Family Law Court matters (Federal Magistrates Court & Family Court of Australia) Opening Hours: 8.30am 5.00pm Mon- Fri
Phone: 1300 352 000 (except WA)*for individuals living in WA contact the Family Court of Western Australia
TTY Phone: 1300 720 980 
International: +61 2 8892 8578
Email: enquiries@familylawcourts.gov.au

Embassies and Consulates - Australian and other countries - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

General Register Office for England and Wales online ordering service - order your English birth certificate online

General Register Office for Scotland

General Register Office (Northern Ireland) - online application service available

The General Register Office - Republic of Ireland

Smartraveller: The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service

Making a complaint about a marriage celebrant 

Marry Me MarilynPaul Places the Ring on Elisa's finger at Luke's Bluff O'reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast Hinterland

Marry Me Marilyn Gold Coast Celebrant witnesses Adam & Kaoru's Marriage Certificate and Marriage Register

Marilyn Witnesses the Marriage Certificates of Candice and Dean at Oskars in Miami

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Marry Me MarilynAs a very experienced full time professional Marriage Celebrant Marry Me Marilyn will guide you step by step through all the legalities.

David says his Traditonal Vows to Vicki at the Wings Hinterland Retreat on the Gold Coast with Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure from Marry Me Marilyn

Remember it is critical to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) with your celebrant at least one month before your wedding. I will help you with this.

Handfasting Wedding by Marry Me Marilyn Clare & Damian Crytal Creek Rainforest Retreat They are presented with their Marriage Certificate

Download Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form here or collected one when you come to see me.

A notice of intended marriage must be filled out and lodged with me the authorised marriage celebrant at least one month before your wedding date. You can fill it out up to 18 months earlier if you like planning ahead!
If you plan to marry in Australia but live overseas, you still need to lodge the Notice of Intention to Marry with me.
Documents you need to bring with you when lodging or filling out the form with the celebrant include original certificates of birth, your passport (if an overseas citizen), any Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce or Nullity, or Death Certificate(of previous spouse) if you have been previously married.
You may need other documents and should discuss this with me before the meeting to lodge the form. Other documents you may need include a Statutory Declaration, official translations of overseas documents not written in English, Change of Name Certificate, Citizenship papers and Court Orders for marriage of minors.

Melissa & Leslie were maried at Bilinga Surf Club Bilinga on the Southern Gold Coast.

Marry Me MarilynMelissa & Leslie were married at Bilinga Surf Club Bilinga on the Southern Gold Coast.

You will need 2 witnesses over 18 years of age to witness your Marriage Certificates for your marriage to be legally valid. You can choose anyone who attends the wedding and has the capacity to understand the ceremony who is in audible range.

Marriage Certificate for Identification Purposes and Name Change

Marriage Act 1961

When you are married in Australia, the civil marriage celebrant is required to say certain words, according to section 46 of the Marriage Act 1961, to make the ceremony legal and binding.

Monitum or Celebrant Authority - Legal Wording

Celebrant: "I Marilyn Verschuure a Civil Marriage Celebrant am duly authorized by law to solemnize marriages according to the law. "Before you Mary Jane Brown and you Peter John Smith 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 the law in Australia, is the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life."

Elisa & Paul's Wedding at Luke's Bluff at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast Hinterland

Marry Me MarilynThe celebrant is not allowed to alter or change these words except in minor ways that do not alter the meaning of the words. For example, the celebrant must say "a man and a woman" specifically and cannot substitute the words "two people" instead.

Vows - Legal Wording

The following words must be said either at the beginning, middle or end of your personal vows to each other for your marriage to be legally valid. They can also stand alone if you prefer not to make any other vows.

Bride: "I call upon the persons/people here present to witness that I, A.B. take thee, C.D. to be my lawful wedded husband.
e.g. I call upon, the persons here present to witness that I, Mary Jane Brown take you, Peter John Smith, to be my lawful wedded husband.

Groom: "I call upon the persons/people here present to witness that I, C.D. take thee, A.B. to be my lawful wedded wife.
e.g. I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Peter John Smith take you, Mary Jane Brown, to be my lawful wedded wife.

kaoru Reads her Wedding Vows to Adam in a quaint chapel on the Central Gold Coast with Marilyn Verschuure from Marry Me Marilyn

You must use the word "spouse", or "husband" or "wife". You can refer to "partner" or "life partner" in addition to "spouse" or "husband" or "wife" but not instead of them.

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