The process of getting Married
There are a few steps for us to take to create your dream Ceremony and make sure it is perfectly legally recognised. I am here with you every step of the way to guide and support, and ensure all legal requirements are completed correctly.
Here are the main steps we will go through together...
At this meeting we will do the following:
Complete the NOIM (Notice of Intention to Marry) which I will have emailed to you.
Sight ID documents
Document all official details of the Ceremony
Discuss and document Ceremony options and preferences
I will briefly make you aware of pre-marital education that is available to you
We will discuss fees and payment schedule
Quite simply, this is you emailing me to find out my availability. For those who have decided they would love to meet with me, there is a short form to fill out to give me basic information about your day, your eligibility to marry, a few other details and the best way to contact you back. You can fill in this form and email me here.
The questions on the form are all there to help me guide you on the exact forms we will need to complete at our initial meeting. If there are any legal requirements that you need to complete prior to your Marriage, I will let you know when I reply to you.
If you would simply like to find out my availability, I would love to hear from you! Contact me.
1. INITIAL CONTACT
2. OUR FACE-TO-FACE MEETING
3. PREPARE YOUR CEREMONY
4. SET REHEARSAL DATE
After our face-to-face meeting, I will write the first draft of your Ceremony and email it to you along with a
Wedding Preparation Kit, which will include a suggested outline of a Marriage Ceremony and scripting ideas (in case you would like to make changes to the draft. You are most welcome to make as many changes as you wish to your Ceremony, as long as the mandatory legal portions are included. We will refine your Ceremony until you are 100% happy with it. The final draft will be completed at least 2 weeks prior to
5. CONFIRM FINAL WORDING
2 weeks prior to your Wedding date, the final wording of your Ceremony will be locked in. I recommend to everyone getting married to have all their services finalised 2 weeks before their date to enable them to relax and enjoy the lead up - this is very important.
During the lead up to your Wedding, we will schedule a Ceremony rehearsal. This should be made at the venue (if possible), as close as possible to your Wedding date and time, and will include the bridal party and any other people who will play a special role during your Ceremony. The reason we have a rehearsal at the venue and as close to the exact time and date of your Wedding is to check things like sun position (if required), to make sure we can work out optimal positioning of everyone and also to keep the details fresh in everyone's minds before the day.
6. YOUR WEDDING!
No explanation needed! This is THE DAY! All the preparation we've done comes together and you have your dream Wedding Ceremony in front of your cherished family and friends. It's magical.
And then, you're MARRIED!
7. OFFER FEEDBACK AND REVIEW
As a professional, I am continually teachable, and aiming to improve which is why I am always eager to hear feedback from my treasured couples. A week after your Ceremony, I will email you a simple form asking for your feedback on a variety of aspects of my professional offering. I will also include a link for you to leave me a google review.