Frequently Asked Questions
Wedding Planning FAQ's
Answering all your wedding related questions.
Perhaps you have no idea what to do, hopefully these will answer some of your wedding planning questions, but really the best way to find stuff out is to get in touch with me and I can answer them personally. I look forward to hearing from you.
Yes I will organise all the paperwork prior to the ceremony. There is one form we need to fill out at least 31 days prior to the ceremony day and that is the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) forms On the day we need to sign the declaration of marriage (form 14 and 16) and also my celebrant registrar book and the Marriage certificate that i give you on the day.
I will bring my own battery operated PA system, you can play ceremony music through the system on iPod or iPhone… it is better for you to ask someone to operate the music on the day… I’ll be there 20 minutes prior to ceremony to make it happen… I also have a signing table with a lovely white cloth if you need it too…
The first thing that needs to be done is to submit a Notice of Intended Marriage Form (NOIM). This can be completed a few different ways, given that your Fiancé is Overseas.
1) You can complete the form and submit it to me, with your Fiancé(e) signing the form when he/she arrives in Australia – he/she can sign the form anytime BEFORE the marriage ceremony takes place.
2) You can have your Fiancé(e) complete the form (his/her signature must be witnessed by – an Australian Diplomatic Officer, an Australian Consular Officer, an employee of the Commonwealth authorised under paragraph 3 (c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955, an employee of the Australian Trade, Commission authorised under paragraph 3 (d) of the Consular Fees Act 1955 or a notary public). Your Fiancé(e) can send you the form with his/her signature witnessed by any of the above and we can finalise your section of the paperwork together. You can then submit it to me. Prior to the Marriage Ceremony I will need to see your ORIGINAL Birth Certificate or passport and also your Fiancé(e)s Passport and/or Birth Certificate too. If you don’t have these available now, that is OK, provided I see them before the wedding takes place.
It is always best to seek professional legal advice, relevant to your individual immigration situation.
You bet, I have a great blog on my blog site and I also have some excellent examples to get the love juices flowing.
1) Notice of Intended Marriage form (NOIM) – Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) Form.
2) How to change your surname after marriage – Changing your Surname After Marriage in NSW.
3) How to change your surname on your passport – Names and Name Change for Australian Passport Holders.
4) Happily Ever After – Happily Ever After Form.