The proposal was perfect, the excitement grows and the anticipation of your wedding day lingers in the air.
But where to from here? Ceremonies, receptions, bridal parties, venues- the volume of pieces to create your wedding day can be daunting.
But what about the marriage itself? What legalities are there? What do we need to do? What paperwork is there?
How do I register my marriage? How do we write our vows?
Jo is a Commonwealth Registered Authorised Marriage Celebrant, licensed to officiate civil ceremonies at any location across Australia. From the shearing sheds in the Great Southern and the beaches of the South West, from the paddocks in the Wheatbelt to the red dust of Broome, your ceremony is important to us.
So what happens now?
There are a few stages of the ceremony planning.
Before the ceremony
The day of the ceremony
For a marriage to be legally binding, the monitum must be read during the ceremony, The monitum is as follows:
The Form of Ceremony.
These are the word that must be stated by the marrying parties within the ceremony, usually as part of the vows.
"I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, A.B. (or C.D.), take thee C.D. (or A.B.),
to be my lawful wedded wife (or husband, or spouse)". Marriage Act 1961. Section 45 (2)
Within the ceremony, Jo must state who she is and explain the nature of the marriage relationship. This is usually done immediately before the vows.
The legal words are as follows:
"I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law. Before you are joined in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter. Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life" Marriage Act 1961, Section 46(1)
Below is a template to scratch out some ceremony planning ideas. We will go through these questions at our initial meeting, feel free to download the questionairre to start the planning process
No matter where you choose to get married- in the forests of Boranup, in the paddock on the family farm in Wagin, in a town hall in Albany or on the beach in Broome, Jo can create a wedding ceremony to remember.
Prices start from $800, contact Jo today to create a specialised ceremony.
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