by Sally Hughes from Sally Hughes Marriage Celebrant
* WINNER - Victorian Marriage Celebrant of 2013, 2014 & 2015 - Australian Bridal Industry Academy
* Services include marriage ceremonies (from large scale to elopements), commitment ceremonies, vow renewals and naming ceremonies
* Sally's energy, creativity and polished presentation skills have seen her become one of Melbourne's most popular and awarded civil celebrants.
Can We Use Legal Paperwork That Is in Another Language?
To be married in Australia, the marrying parties must provide evidence to support their identities. Accepted identity documents include an original birth certificate or a valid passport. If a birth certificate is written in a language other than English, it must be translated into English by a NAATI accredited translator. Sally Hughes
Do We Need any Witnesses at the Wedding?
A marriage ceremony must be witnessed by two people, aged eighteen or older. The witness must be able to understand English, otherwise, an interpreter must be used. Your Celebrant cannot act as a witness. Sally Hughes
What’s the Procedures for Overseas Couples Getting Married in Australia?
From a legal standpoint, in order to marry in Australia, overseas parties must execute a Notice of Intended Marriage in the presence of an authorised authority (an Australian Consular Officer, an Australian Diplomatic Officer, a notary public, an employee of the Commonwealth or an employee of the Australian Trade Commission) and ensure that this document is received by their Celebrant at least one calendar month prior to their intended marriage... Read More »
When Should You Begin Preparing for Your Wedding?
As soon as possible! The sooner you start planning, the more likely you are to lock in your favourite suppliers. Certainly relish the excitement of being newly engaged, plan your engagement party (if any), but make an effort to research suppliers and schedule a few meetings as early as you can. Once they're booked, you can sit back and relax, knowing that you don't have to compromise on choice or... Read More »