Preparing to get married? Here are nine facts to consider
Most Mum’s or Aunties will try to tell you that getting married is stressful for the faint-hearted. She will say: There are a lot of things to get ready. A lot of things you will require. She will try to influence whom you can invite. And at the reception, where your guests can sit, etc.
Fortunately, if you are going to be married these days, it can be a pretty simple matter, so you can ignore all of that well-meaning advice.
These days, a wedding is not like your Aunt’s marriage or your Mum’s. And obviously quite different in fact to your grandma’s marriage!
As a result, even though family matriarchs might have good intentions, their guidance is usually a little out of step these days.
Apart from the wedding reception!
Still you do want the latest guidance concerning what takes place with regard to the wedding ceremony, mainly because so much has changed.
If you are considering a civil ceremony, here are some interesting facts. We inquired with the professionals at Simple Weddings, “exactly what are the principal factors that a groom and bride want to find out if they desire a non-religious (civil) ceremony?
Simple Weddings owner Christopher Steele revealed, there are 9 primary things.
The first thing is: You need to sign a specific legal form (known as “NOIM” or Notice of Intended Marriage) at a minimum one month before your planned marriage date. That’s a legal requirement stipulated by the Australian Government.
Lots of couples find themselves surprised when it comes to this situation. Many couples may never heard of it. But if you miss out on signing the form, you’ll fail to fix your wedding date on your desired time. It’s that important. To avoid such a hassle you just need to contact your chosen wedding celebrant and he or she will organize the NOIM form for your wedding.
Another thing to consider is this: Is your selected celebrant available for your marriage date, location and time? The most demanded celebrants can usually be booked out for a couple of months in advance. Simple Weddings owner Chris strongly recommends to check as quickly as possible, so you do not miss your opportunity.
Thirdly, you will need to give some identity documents prior to your marriage. Normally those items are needed at the very first meeting with your marriage celebrant, when the wedding celebrant will record your birth certificates or passports(either will work). If you don’t have passports then you have to provide birth certificates with any kind of photo ID, like a driving license.
The next topic is applicable only if you have been married before. If you’ve been widowed, (we are sorry for your loss) you’ll have to show your former spouse’s death certificate. If you’re divorced, you will have to show the divorce certificate of your most recent marriage.
Issue number five to keep in mind is this: You will definitely need witnesses for your wedding. On your marriage day, you must have two adults, who are able to sign and print their signature on the legal documents, along with your signature. Normally, it would be your best man and the bridesmaid. However you can select any of your wedding guests. Maybe you can select the two eldest wedding guests? Or the 2 who’ve come from furthest away? It is completely up to you. Only be sure that the witnesses who they are before the wedding day!
The next fact is this: What time do you have in mind for the wedding ceremony to begin? For example, the time at which you intend to walk down the aisle, lets imagine is 12pm. In that case, Simple Weddings recommends that you have to tell your guests on the invitation cards that the marriage begins at 11.45am. They do not actually need to know the truth. But you’re able to relax knowing that this will look after any possible dawdlers!
Fact number seven: Supply water for wedding guests on a hot day!
Consideration eight: You may possibly like to acquire a registered marriage certificate just after the wedding ceremony. If you’re preparing to switch your surname to your husband’s surname, on both passport and driving license, you’ll have to keep of a registered marriage certificate. To have one, you need to apply after you’re married, to Marriages, Births and Deaths office. They charge around thirty to forty dollars to provide it (the cost differs between states) and it usually takes a few weeks for the government to send it to you.
Last, remember to relax. To get married is always a fun and a pleasant event. For a totally trouble-free wedding day, you can book a Simple Wedding, both Melbourne and Adelaide, for just $199. To discover more, take a quick glance at their site: www.simpleweddings.com.au
And congratulations once again on your upcoming marriage!