FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does a Wedding Celebrant do?
A wedding celebrant is qualified and registered with the Attorney General / BDM / Births deaths and marriages, to officiate civil marriage ceremonies. Sort of like what a minister or priest does without the religion, just the lurve. It’s our job to meet with you and assist in creating and performing a wedding ceremony that reflects you as a couple.
Can I have religious/cultural elements to my ceremony with a celebrant?
Absolutely, but I'd prefer you choose a practicing family member or friend of your culture/religion to perform that element of the ceremony out of respect.
What is a NOIM?
The acronym stands for Notice of Intended Marriage. The celebrant and couple must fill this out together at least 1 month before the ceremony. You will need hard copies of birth certificate, passport and any proof of divorce from previous marriages. The NOIM goes out of date after 18 months.
How soon can we get married?
The soonest you can marry in Australia is in one month, once the NOIM is complete. That's why REAL drive through weddings can't be done in Australia.
We’ve already booked at the registry office, can you be my celebrant?
Can we change celebrants?
Can we change our wedding date or venue once we’ve completed the NOIM?
Will you travel for weddings?
Can you help us with event management and planning.
Can we Invite more than 4 guests to a 'legalise us' package wedding?
Yes, but for every 10 extra guests it's a further $100. This package was created to be competitively priced for smaller 'elopement' style weddings.
Can we get married anywhere we want?
Can we get married on a plane, boat or hot air balloon?
Can you dress in theme for our wedding?
Will you marry us dressed as Snoopy?
Do you only marry LGBTIQ+ people?
Are there other types of ceremonies you perform?
If we meet you, do we have to book you?
Is it ok to be fashionably late to our ceremony?
We don't do tradition here, so please show up on time. Often Celebrants have more than one ceremony in a day and time keeping is really important. Fees will be incured for lateness.
How much does a celebrant cost?
What is an elopement?
What is BDM
BDM stands for Births Deaths and Marriages. It's a department of the Attorney Generals Office that registers marriages. They also run the registry office at Parliament.
What happens if we need to cancel our wedding due to COVID19?
Weddings that cannot take place due to COVID19 lockdowns can be rescheduled to another date that suits Renee the Celebrant, free of charge within 6 months of the original booking. If you can't find a suitable reschedule date then you'll need to find another Celebrant.