Frequently asked questions to your Gympie, Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast & Noosa wedding celebrant-Virginia Juster
What documents do we need to show you?
You must prove your date and place of birth and identity. An original birth certificate or an official extract of an entry in an official register showing the date and place of birth or current passport are required as proof. A photographic identification card such as your driver's licence is needed if presenting documents without any photographic identification.
If born overseas, and the passport is not Australian, the passport or birth certificate must be in a language understood by the celebrant . If the celebrant cannot read and understand the document, it will need to be translated by an Australian nationally credited translator.
If either party has been married before, proof of how the last marriage ended is required. This means producing a Certificate of Divorce or Divorce Order or Decree Nisi ( depending on the year the divorce was granted) or a death certificate. All documents must be originals. Your celebrant can't accept photocopies.
How many times do we need to meet with you?
Twice; once to lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage which I supply and complete with you at least one month before the marriage and to receive my resources ( or you can print the form on line here, have it witnessed by authorised witnesses and post/send it to me so it arrives at least one month before the ceremony). I can send my resources to you. Discuss your situation with me.
The second time is to sign a legal declaration stating there is no legal impediment to your marriage or reason why you can not marry each other. We go through your ceremony together then too. I will explain the details at our first meeting.
Can we email our documents to you ?
On which side of the person giving her away does the bride walk down the aisle?
Traditionally she walks on the left side. But, it's your day, do it your way!
How many people do I have to have at my wedding?
The minimum is five. You and your fiancé, two witnesses over eighteen and the celebrant.
What is included in your fee?
Everything! There are no extra fees.
Supply and assistance with completing the Notice of Intended Marriage.
All legal requirements
Booklet of sample ceremonies and readings
Article "Writing your own vows".
Creation of your perfect ceremony according to your wishes.
All correspondence, help and advice
Travel to and from the ceremony in the Gympie, Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast & Hinterland and Noosa areas.
Meet and greet with your guests prior to the ceremony
Professional delivery of your marriage ceremony
Professional PA system
Souvenir copy of your ceremony
What are the legal parts of the marriage ceremony?
Can I use the marriage certificate I receive at the ceremony for legal purposes?
Do we invite the marriage celebrant to the reception?