Questions About Your Ceremony?

You sound like our kind of celebrant. What happens next?

Send me a message to marryme@genenedeakin.com.au, call me on 0431083306, or complete my say hello form. I’ll be in touch quick as a flash to arrange a time to catch up and say hello.

I offer no-obligation first meetings over coffee or a drink to see if we “click”.  I’ll discuss the process of marriage along with your wedding plans and ideas. I’m also happy to chat over the phone or skype if you’re short on time or out of town.

I’ll hold your wedding date for 5 days following our first meeting.  If I ticked all your boxes and you would like to engage my services, let me know and I’ll get the ball rolling with an invoice for 50% of the ceremony fee. This secures your date and my undivided attention on your day. The balance is payable the earlier of: four months after the deposit invoice is raised or 12 weeks before your wedding date.

If I don’t hear from you in the five days after our meeting, I’ll assume that you do not want to book me and will release your date. 

Will you travel outside of Brisbane to marry us?

I’ll happily travel to where ever your heart may take you on your wedding day. Take a look at my Packages page or give me a call to discuss.

We want to get married, what do we have to do?
  • You have to complete and lodge a government form called the ‘NOIM’ with an authorised wedding celebrant. I’ll take care of this for you.
  • You need to provide me with original ID.
  •  If you were married before or widowed, you need to provide original documentation that you are free to marry.
  • You need to decide where you want to get married.
  • You and your witnesses will need to be over 18.
Can a civil celebrant marry anyone in Australia?

I sure can! A wedding celebrant can conduct a marriage ceremony for anyone of any nationality, provided you are over 18 years of age, are legally free to marry and have the required identification documentation. 

Can you recommend other wedding service providers?

Yes indeed. I can pass on the details of some lovely & hugly talented professionals who will make your day a treat. Just ask.

We're on a budget, do you offer legals only ceremonies?

I certainly do.  Take a look at my Short & Sweet legals only option.  I’m happy to answer all your questions if you’d like get in touch .

Can anyone have an elopement ceremony?

Absolutely, as long as you are legally free to marry. However, the NOIM certificate is still required at least one month prior to the ceremony. I’m happy to arrange your witnesses if required.

Do we need a translator if my fiance does not speak english?

Yes.  Let me know if either of you or your witnesses cannot understand or speak English as an accredited translator will be required. Details here: http://www.naati.com.au.

Do we have to attend premarital education classes?

No, however, as an authorised wedding celebrant I’m obliged to inform you of available courses.

Do we have to attend a wedding rehearsal?

No, that’s completely your choice. Although I’m more than happy to do a run through or rehearsal if you would like one.