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© John Carey Marriage Celebrant

Authorised Marriage Celebrant, Civil Ceremonies

Australian Government - Attorney General's Department

 

A massive thank you to John who really made our ceremony special and unique for us! I could not fault him in any way!

 

I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others!

 

Your wedding day is a time to celebrate and together I help you create a memorable ceremony.  By tailoring every ceremony to reflect your style and personality, the day becomes as unique as you are.

 

There are no limitations to where your ceremony can be held.  It is just a matter of asking!  No matter the location, I am happy to help you design a ceremony that is everything you dreamed it to be.

(Please note, a mileage fee will be included with the celebrant’s fee if the ceremony is more than 50km from Kingaroy).

Don't leave locating your identification documents to the last minute. There are strict requirements that marriage celebrants must adhere to when confirming your identity. As your celebrant, I need to ensure that these legal requirements are met before and after your marriage.  This means there is some necessary paperwork which we will complete at our first meeting.

 

Being married for the first time...

  • Original or authorised copy of Birth Certificates

  • If you were born overseas, you will need a birth certificate or overseas passport

  • Identity documents, preferably with photo identification - driver's licence, proof of age/photo card, passport or Certificate of Australian Citizenship along with another form of photographic evidence

 

If you have been married before...

  • Divorce - Decree Absolute

  • Death - Death Certificate

  • Other Name Changes (please discuss these with me)

 

This is not a complete list but a starting point.  Please feel free to discuss your situation to ensure all legal requirements are met e.g. if under 18 years, Consents or Court Orders are required for marriage to be solemnised.

 

When renewing your vows, I know that this is just as special as the day you were married.  While it often has a similar format to a wedding ceremony, it is less the legalities.

 

Styles of ceremonies can vary to suit the couple and range from simple and small with a select group of family and friends right through to more lavish and extravagant celebrations.  Often couples choose milestones such as 5th, 10th, 20th, 25th or 40th anniversaries of marriage to renew their vows to each other.

 

The location is up to you.  I will travel to your preferred location for the ceremony to ensure that the day is special to you and your guests.

The fee is determined by a number of factors and is negotiated when we meet. Generally, it will be in line with the marriage celebrant's scale of fees.

 

The birth of a child is often acknowledged and celebrated through a Naming Ceremony.   This ceremony provides a special time where the parents, grandparents, Godparents, siblings and friends of the family can celebrate the arrival of a new member. In addition it can be a special time where family traditions can be established or extended to new members.

Guests can play an important part in the ceremony or by being appointed Godparents or identified as possible future guardians should something unexpected happen to one or both parents.

 

These ceremonies are very popular in Australia and are often selected instead of a religious ceremony to recognise the birth or naming of a child.  These ceremonies can be relaxed or formal, intimate or on a grand scale and held at the venue of your choice (either inside or out).

 

Are Naming Ceremonies just for babies?

Naming ceremonies can be arranged for children of any age through to teens.  If you wish, more than one child can be named at a single ceremony.