Helpful Links

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

Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) Form

If you are thinking of changing your name after your marriage ceremony you will need to complete a

Marriage Certificate application form

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.

Happily Ever Before and After brochure

Changing Your Name

Here are a couple of websites that offer service packages to assist you in changing your name.

Government Services

Location of Australian Embassies

Birth Deaths and Marriages WA

Changing your surname

Attorney-General’s Department

Authorised Translation services

Department of Immigration and Border Control

Information for Overseas Marriages

Complaints against celebrants

Relationship Services

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

Family Relationship Council