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What requirements does a person need to meet to apply for registration as a marriage celebrant?

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Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy.

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Is it illegal for same sex couples to be married in Australia?

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Yes, the Australian Marriage Act 1961 does not currently recognise same sex marriages.

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What does the term Minor mean in the Marriage Act?

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The term 'minor' refers to a person who is under the age of 18.

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Why are some wedding ceremonies longer than others?

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Ceremony length may vary due to the addition of readings, rituals, and vows.

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Do guests have to read at my ceremony?

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No, readings are optional.

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Do you have samples of readings I can download?

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Yes, you can download a range of popular readings by selecting 'Relevant Section'.

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What is the minimum legal age a person can be married in Australia?

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What is the role of the Usher at a Ceremony?

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The usher is meant to be an auxilary person, often used for any odd (important) jobs, such as starting and stopping the music and seating guests.

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What does a Master of Ceremonies do?

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A Master of Ceremonies is a person in charge of procedure at a state or public occasion.

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Can I use a Birth Extract as proof of ID?

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Yes, you may use an official extract of an entry in an official register, showing the date and place of birth of the person.

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What type of Readings can I use?

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There is no strict tradition when selecting readings, however they are typically extracts of poems, prose, novels, song lyrics and movies.

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How long is a standard Ceremony?

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My standard ceremony is about 20 - 25 minutes in duration, depending on whether you are including readings, rituals or some other tradition or ritual.

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Can anyone do a Reading at my Ceremony?

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Yes. You may select family or friends to perform a reading at your ceremony, and they can ready (basically) anything.

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Can you recommend readings for my ceremony?

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Yes, I have a range of popular texts on my site from which you can choose.

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Why are readings performed at a wedding ceremony?

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Readings are a way to invite others to partake in your ceremony. They are also a great way for others to express their feelings about the bride and groom, using a variety of texts.

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Can my guests perform religous readings at my ceremony?

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Yes, you may select religous texts and scriptures if you feel this would help define your day.

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Can we choose religious texts, readings and scriptures for our ceremony?

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Yes.

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I read that you are also an accomplished pianist?

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Yes, during my daily life I am a piano mentor, as well as having performed as a pianist from a very early age.

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I read somewhere that you are a Public Speaker?

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Yes, I take a keen interest in Public Speaking, which compliments my role as a Civil Celebrant.

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What is the definition of Usual Place of Residence defined on the NOIM?

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According to the ATO, the 'Place of Residence' is defined in subsection 136(1) of the FBTAA, as a place at which a person resides, or a place at which a person has sleeping accommodation, whether on a permanent or temporary basis and whether or not on a shared basis.

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How long does it take to get our Official Marriage Certificate after we are married?

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The office of Births Deaths and Marriages take about 10 days to produce your official marriage certificate, once the they take receipt of the paperwork from the Celebrant.

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What does the term Matrimony mean?

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This is the Catholic Church's term for marriage.

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Does Australia recognise foreign marriage?

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Yes, as long as the marriage was conducted legally in the country of origin, and that an original marriage certificate can be produced. However, there remains certain types of marriages that are not recognised in Australia, such as Same Sex unions, and underage (under 18) marriages.

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Does each partner write their own Vows separately?

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Some couples write their vows together, in order that they speak the same words during the vow exchange. Other couples write their vows separately, and surprise each other on the wedding day.

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Which side does the father of the bride walk down the aisle with the bride?

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The father traditionally holds the brides right arm with his left, because in days gone by, he would need to have access to his sword. This was done in order to fend off would be attackers; the sword was commonly drawn with the right hand.

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