Frequently Asked Questions
- Be over 18 years of age
- Not already be married
- Not be related
- Both consenting and willing to enter into the marriage
- A one months’ notice must be given by signing The Notice of Intention to Marry form
Notice of intention to marry needs to be completed at our first or second meeting.
Please bring with you
- Birth certificates
- Australian/ Foreign Passports
- Drivers Licenses
- Divorce certificates (if you have been previously married)
- All legal paperwork required for marriage registration within Australia
- Presentation Certificate on the day of your wedding
- Delivery of ceremony
- All meetings required, including rehearsal
- Timely communication via phone and email
- Professional sound equipment
I complete the following:
Notice of Intended Marriage, this must be completed 1 month to 18 months prior to your wedding date
Submit the Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage (to be filled in as close to the wedding date as possible (ie rehearsals)
- Official Marriage Certificate (presented on the wedding day)
Give me a call, send me a text or an email to find out if I am available. If I am available, then we can schedule in to meet and greet. We would then sign the relevant marriage documentation a non-refundable deposit will be paid and then this will lock in and secure your wedding date. We would then meet closer to your wedding either during rehearsals, over a coffee or a video call.
As soon as possible, as I tend to get booked out very quickly.
Yes absolutely! We would need to book an additional meeting to further discuss the needs of your wedding.
If we need to reschedule/postpone I will do everything I can to postpone to a new wedding date if I am available.
Each party to the marriage will need to have a witness. The witness can be anyone, if they are over 18 years of age and above and can understand English.
After your marriage I have 14 days to lodge your marriage with Births, Deaths and Marriages. For an additional $50 I can have your official marriage certificate mailed out to you (it is the same cost whether I do it or you do it).
Yes, I do. All your music and microphone needs will be taken care of during the ceremony. You just need to send me your song choices and leave the rest to me.
I sure do!
When you come to meet me, I will provide you with a Happily Ever… Before and after brochure.
You could also contact Counselling with Gulseli www.counsellingwithgulseli.com.au for all your pre-marital counselling needs.
Yes, I certainly do. You can select to use the Vows and I Do’s that I provide for you, or you can choose to write your own (which I highly recommend).
Yes, I do! Depending on the mutual availability of you, your family members, the bridal party, and myself.
A travel fee may apply if your venue is more than 50kms from Melbourne CBD.
Usually, the ceremony will take about 30 minutes from the time the bride starts walking down the aisle.
In some circumstances, I may have a wedding ceremony in the afternoon and evening. However, this will be communicated with you beforehand.
Note: This is only applicable if your ceremony is being held outdoors. Given that in Melbourne we experience four seasons in a day, I encourage you to have a wet weather provision for the ceremony. This may include setting up a marquee, using the indoor option that the venue offers (this is not always possible) or completely changing the ceremony location.