"SHORT & SWEET"
THE "WHEN YOU'D RATHER BE ON YOUR HONEYMOON" CEREMONY
HOW DOES IT ALL COME TOGETHER?
I'm based in Melbourne and COVID restrictions permitting, I'd like to meet you at your favourite coffee shop.
But if there are still COVID restrictions, that first meeting will be held via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, or Messenger.
We will chat about what you’re planning for your wedding and you can ask me as many questions as you like.
If we’re a good fit for each other, our next step is to fill out a couple of forms.
The first will be a booking form and the second will be the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM).
If we are not meeting in person, the form will be emailed to you and I will guide you on how to fill out the form, then you’ll need to sign the NOIM in front of a JP, GP, police officer, or solicitor or barrister as your authorised witness.
Once witnessed, the next step is to lodge it with me, you can scan and email it or you can take a photo of it and send it to me, what you can't do is just show me it on Zoom or the like.
By law, it will take one month from the date I receive it before I can marry you.
When I receive the NOIM and the booking form I will send an invoice for the non-refundable booking fee. Once paid, I’ll confirm your wedding day in my diary and invoice you for the balance which will be due two weeks before your wedding.
WHAT DO I GET FOR MY MONEY?
✅ Two pre-wedding meetings
including signing of the NOIM
✅ As many emails and phone
calls as needed
✅ Choice of a number of
standard ceremonies for your
✅ Inclusion of personalised vows
if you wish or use of pre-
✅ Copy of both my wedding
planning checklist and budget
planning checklist to help you
plan your wedding
✅ Conduct a mid-length, legal
✅ Use of my professional quality
✅ Printed presentation copy of
your marriage certificate
✅ Completion and lodgement of
all legal paperwork within 24 hours
✅ Optional copies of registered
(legal) marriage certificate
sent to your home address in
Australia or overseas
(from $70 extra each plus express postage)
Our first meeting will be the booking/NOIM meeting, our second is a week or so before the wedding to go over the final details
Whenever you need me, want to discuss anything, or just need to bounce an idea, I'm here for you, just email or call
I have an extensive collection of ceremony styles for you to choose from, half the fun is to mix and match to your own personal tastes
Vows are the centre of any wedding and I have a great library of vows to help with ideas
I understand it can be stressful planning a wedding which is why I've created two invaluable budget and wedding planning checklists
The Short & Sweet wedding is designed to run about 15 to 20 mins with around 20 people.
My PA system is designed to cater to 125 people outdoors, so if you have music you'd like to play via bluetooth, it will be heard.
The presentation certificate is a statement that you are married. However, it has very little legal status when it comes to providing ID
There is quite a lot of paperwork to be lodged with Births, Deaths and Marriages. Once lodged it could take BDM a month or more to fully register your marriage on the system, but as soon as I know, you'll know
If you need to prove your ID to change your details such as passport, drivers license, home loan or any other purpose, you will need an official copy of your certificate from BDM