You’re planning your wedding and you realise that you’ve got lots of questions. Well….. this page is where you can find the answers.
Here are some helpful links that you might need when you’re planning your wedding and if you’re still not too sure, then please give me a call and I will do my best to help you make sense of it all.
The Notice of Intended Marriage form should be completed, signed and lodged with an authorised celebrant no earlier than 18 months and no later than 1 month and 1 day before the date of your marriage ceremony
If you are thinking of changing your name after your marriage ceremony you will need to complete a
The certificate that you receive on the day of your marriage is not sufficient for changing your name with government departments i.e.: passport and driver’s licence.
The Happily Ever After brochure is full of valuable information and is a requirement of the Marriage Act 1961 that celebrants pass this brochure on to marrying couples.
Changing Your Name
Here are a couple of websites that offer service packages to assist you in changing your name.
Location of Australian Embassies www.dfat.gov.au
Birth Deaths and Marriages WA www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au
Changing your surname www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au
Attorney-General’s Department www.ag.gov.au
Authorised Translation services www.naati.com.au
Department of Immigration and Border Control www.immi.gov.au
Information for Overseas Marriages www.smarttraveller.gov.au
Complaints against celebrants www.ag.gov.au
Your celebrant is required under the Marriage Act 1961 subsection 42(5A) and regulation 39A of the Marriage Regulations 1963 to give you this Happily Ever After brochure.
Relationships Australia www.relationships.com.au
Family Relationship Council www.familyrelationships.gov.au