Marriage Celebrant’s role and responsibilities
Being a marriage celebrant is a wonderful thing. To help people create a day they will remember for the rest of their lives is both a pleasure and a privilege.
However, there are two sides to the job. The most enjoyable part is helping the happy couple craft a beautiful, meaningful and highly personalised ceremony that fully meets their needs.
The other part is more bureaucratic but critical: as an authorised marriage celebrant appointed by the Commonwealth’s Attorney General’s department in Canberra, I have a number of legal and administrative responsibilities to take care of.
It is my duty to ensure that all the legalities are met. In other words, I need to be able to guarantee that you are properly married in the eyes of the law!
Here are just some of my responsibilities: I will
- Authenticate your documents
- Lodge your Marriage documentation at the appropriate time
- Register your documentation with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Queensland.
- Assist in the planning and design of your wedding ceremony
- Inform all couples about marriage education
- Officiate and solemnise your marriage
- Witness your marriage vows
- Witness your marriage documentation
- Have a wedding rehearsal (if required)
And that’s not all. I will also
- Provide you with a complimentary Presentation Certificate
- Present you with a complimentary bound copy of your ceremony
- Provide a professional PA system (portable, battery-operated). You are very welcome to use this with your ipod to play your choice of music (no charge!), if required
- Assist you with change of name procedure, if needed
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