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Recognising Your Day, Your Way!
"Canberra's Most Experienced Marriage Celebrant"
"Roger is a friendly professional who has the ability to
work closely with you and provide many suggestions
based on his vast experience"
Phone 6288 1942
Mobile 0412 793 115
Civil ceremonies are a popular, personalised way to
get married. A civil ceremony can include elements
of religion and can be held at any time, day or
venue. While some celebrants specialise in spiritual,
cultural and poetic ceremonies, others are only
too willing to assist couples composing their own
Civil celebrants are authorised and registered by the
Registrar of Marriage Celebrants at the Attorney
General's Department. Your celebrant has the
responsibility for the legal and ceremonial parts of
The initial 'Notice of Intended Marriage' form can
be completed up to 18 months before the ceremony.
Other documents such as birth certificates are also
required for sighting by your celebrant.
You can also discuss your personal wishes for your
ceremony when you meet your chosen celebrant.
Civil marriage celebrants perform more than 58 per
cent of marriages in Australia. Inter-faith couples or
people who are not religiously inclined find the civil
service a great alternative to a church wedding.
Choosing a celebrant
As this person will be sharing one of the most
intimate moments of your lives, it is important to
find someone who you get along with and trust.
Once you have decided on a celebrant, tell them your
specific ceremonial requirements.
Civil ma rriage ceremonies
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