The Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) is signed and witnessed in front of a Celebrant and must be completed no later than ONE MONTH prior to your wedding date.
The NOIM, a government document, must be signed by both the bride and groom and is a testimony to your identity, with your proof of ID sighted by your celebrant.
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"I, Abbie Pedersen, civil celebrant, am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages, according to law.
Before you are joined in marriage 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."
The Monitum, above, is what a Civil Celebrant is required to read by law during the wedding ceremony.
These words are directly provided by the Australian Government
I am delighted with the vote YES and look forward to marrying everyone!!.
"I, (Groom's name), call upon the people here present to witness that I, take you (Bride's name) to be my lawful wedded wife".
"I, (Bride's name), call upon the people here present to witness that I, take you (Groom's name) to be my lawful wedded husband".
The wedding vows, begin with this sentence above, provided by the Government.
Your written Vows follow, there are many different ways to write your vows and in my client portal I have examples, either traditional or modern.
The Marriage Act 1961
The signing of the Marriage Certificate requires two witnesses, over eighteen years of age, who witness the wedding ceremony and sign the register and certificate after the bride and groom.
A pretty wedding certificate is given to you on the day and the other copy is sent to the registry by the celebrant.
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