Getting Married In Brisbane? Here’s What You Need To Know

February 24, 2018

If you’re getting married in Brisbane soon then we’d love to help you design your engagement and wedding rings. We’d also like to help you understand what’s involved in the actual wedding process because it’s often not as clear to couples as it might be what they need to do to get married.

The Process Of Getting Married In Brisbane

Step 1 – Proposing                    

In Australia we don’t often see arranged marriages and that means one of the couple is going to need to ask the other to marry them. Once this would have been a guy asking a girl but in today’s world, it’s fine for a girl to ask a guy or even another girl to marry them. However, without this vital step – there won’t be a wedding. If you want some help choosing a ring and planning the proposal – contact me, I’ll be glad to help you out.

Step 2 – Acceptance

This step should be brief and joyous, but your partner does have to say “yes, I do!” before you can go ahead and start the ball rolling with other things.

Step 3 – Meeting A Marriage Celebrant

There are a lot of options in Brisbane as to where you can get married. You can, of course, get married in a church and in that case, you might want to talk to your local priest but there are many other kinds of celebrant available to you. You can find a directory of Brisbane celebrants here. You are not required to accept the first celebrant you talk to either. Make sure that you pick somebody that you are both happy with, it will pay dividends when it comes to wedding day jitters.

Step 4 – Get The Paperwork Done

There’s quite a bit of paperwork to be done prior to a wedding and you’ll want to talk to your celebrant about what they require and what is legally required too. However, the most important thing to remember is this: You MUST have your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) signed and witnessed by the celebrant at least 1 month before the date of your intended wedding. You cannot circumvent this 1-month period and if you don’t have this done – your wedding in Brisbane is going to be delayed.

Step 5- Review Your Ceremony And Vows

You get a lot of freedom to customize a wedding ceremony nowadays and while some couples will still opt for a traditional affair, many others want to create a unique experience. Talk to your celebrant and read, edit, proof, etc. your own ceremony. You can’t change the legal stuff, but you can change everything else.

Step 6 – Get Married And Celebrate!

Then have fun and enjoy the wedding itself but don’t forget that a wedding is a beginning not an ending. You are starting a journey of a lifetime together not coming to the end of all that planning and preparation. You can, of course, also kiss the bride or groom too – that’s highly encouraged. In fact, that’s the best bit about getting married in Brisbane.

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