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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.

Download NOIM FORM

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 45 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.

I just need to sight your original passport or birth certificate.  If you are divorced I need to sight the most recent divorce papers, with date of divorce.  If you have current drivers license that would be great too.

I highly recommend a rehearsal, you will be so nervous and full of emotions on the day, it will run smoother if you know physically what you are doing. Also if you have family and friends from overseas or interstate a rehearsal really starts the whole wedding festival vibe.

My prices are competitive, I have been marrying couples for over 10 years. I will also deliver you a cracking ceremony on the day, refer to my reviews, get in touch for costs.

Prices vary between celebrants. It’s that old saying, you get what you pay for right?!

Yes, go to my homepage and there are 2 videos on there for now…

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I charge in 3 easy explained instalments. Booking fee must be paid to secure the date.

You bloody bet I do, I meet you and then draft up all the juicy questions to get all the juicy answers I can. Then I create a ceremony from all the answers and notes I have taken. We agree on an order before I write a ceremony.

You bet, I have a great blog on my site and I also have some excellent examples to get the love juices flowing.

VOW Blog

Below are links to forms and information you require to get married.

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.

Have other questions?

Look I am very lovely and approachable so just Get in touch!

Google Reviews

Lucy Suze was our Celebrant and she made all the difference on the day! Highly organised and calmed our nerves so we could focus on being in the moment. She also made the ceremony super fun and joyful, everything we could have wanted. Don't hesitate - she's the best for a reason!
M J
M J
25 May 2024
My darling husband died at our home in the country and our sons and I had a very private farewell to him there. Lucy helped us plan and oversee the memorial we held for him in Sydney two weeks later. Lucy helped us navigate this very public part of the grieving process with gentleness and kindness. She spoke with warmth and humour and set the right balance of celebration and reflection at the memorial. We are forever grateful.
Leanne Cutcher
Leanne Cutcher
23 May 2024
Lucy Suze was the celebrant for our wedding & did the most amazing job. From our first meeting and all the way through the process, we knew we had made the right choice. Lucy made it easy and took the time to get to know us and make the ceremony very personal and special to us. It was exactly what we wanted. All our guests raved about how awesome she was! We cannot thank you enough and would HIGHLY recommend Lucy to anyone. Cath & Dave
David Kelly
David Kelly
11 May 2024
11/10 Lucy! Thank you for being our celebrant + MC on our big day. It was impressive watching you pick up the mood so easily and found jokes/angles that worked to our very diverse family members & friends. Your suggestions on event sequencing and vogue photo sessions worked so well. Will share photos when they’re ready! Best regards, Vincent & Robyn
V Y
V Y
9 May 2024
Lucy was absolutely amazing. My family and friends are talking about her more than my dress. Two bridesmaids have asked her to fly overseas to do their weddings. Thank you for such an amazing day, it was so perfect for us, such a good mix of personal and absolutely hilarious. Would HIGHLY recommend!
Robyn Pettitt
Robyn Pettitt
7 May 2024
Lucy made our ceremony so personal and fun! She really took the time to get to know us well so that she could make the day unique, and we’ve had lots of comments from family and friends that the ceremony was a perfect reflection of us. We loved Lucy’s informal, friendly and colourful vibe!
Jody
Jody
4 May 2024
Lucy was perfect! We wanted someone a bit quirky, different and accommodating for our simple, modern and special ceremony. She listened to us and put every effort into making the day amazing. Highly recommend this wonderful woman!
Antonia LJ
Antonia LJ
1 May 2024
Lucy Suze is the best celebrant you can EVER get! I cannot express enough how excellent she was from the first time we made contact with her to our wedding day. She’s funny, she has great timing, she made us all feel at ease and brought everyone together to make the day feel like the most special day ever! Our guests would not stop raving about her on the day and long after the event. Cannot recommend Lucy Suze highly enough!
sally Dulson
sally Dulson
30 April 2024
Lucy was our Celebrant and MC for our wedding and she did a fantastic job. She had us, and our guests laughing all night and our guests were raving about her for days after. She pays attention to the smallest of details which makes all the difference and even helped with a prank on one of the groomsmen which was so much fun. We would love to recommend Lucy!
Jennifer Markham
Jennifer Markham
30 April 2024
Lucy took us through the process of marriage with expertise and heart. Our day was amplified by her energy as she set the tone of love and openness. Our guests thrived under her influence. Lucy, our wedding was beyond our imagination. Thank you xxx
John-Alec Tynan
John-Alec Tynan
25 March 2024

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