This is the segment of a marriage ceremony (at the beginning),
when a Celebrant is required by law to announce their legitimacy
as an authority to oversee and solemnise marriage ceremonies.
This authority is a combination of relevant
qualifications, together with decree of the Attorney General's Office.
The words that are required to be spoken are generally as follows:
'My name is _________________ I am a registered
Civil Celebrant, authorised to conduct marriage ceremonies in
Australia in accordance with current laws. I would like to thank
______________________ and ______________________ for choosing
me to be their celebrant; it is an honor and a privilege'.
Celebrants may choose to vary this introduction
slightly, however the overall message and basic content must be