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"Can we change our Legal Vows?"

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Can we change our Legal Vows?

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No, legal vows cannot be changed (but personalised vows can).

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Do we memorise our Legal Vow?

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No, you repeat your Legal Vow after me.

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Can we include Personalised Vows?

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Yes, many couples prefer to write their own personalised vows to each other. These are generally added after the Legal Vows.

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Can my partner and I legally hyphenate our names to create a new name?

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Yes, however you will need to complete a 'Change of Name Certificate 'to make your new name legal.

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Is it Legal for couples to get married in the Nude?

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Yes, it is legal and perfectly natural for couples (who are that way inclined), to say their wedding vows totally naked.

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Is the wording in a gay same sex committment ceremony different to a legal wedidng ceremony?

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Yes, it is illegal for me to use words from the Montum and Legal Vow section of the Australian Marriage Act when marrying gay same sex couples.

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What if a husband wants to take his wifes name?

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If a husband wants to take his wifes name, he would have to physically change his name via a 'Change of Name Certificate'.

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Do I need to change my name after I am married?

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No. Women who are married under Australian Law automatically have ther name changed, because the Offical Marriage Certificate acts as a psuedo name change certificate.

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What is the difference between Nullity and Divorce?

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Nullity relates to marriages that are not considered legal (despite a ceremony having taken place), whereas Divorce (dissolution) relates to marriages that are legal (but have broken down due to various circumstances).

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Can we be legally married in Australia if I am Hindu and my partner is Muslim?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married in Australia. I have performed many legal ceremonies between Muslims and Hinuds.

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Can we be legally married in Australia if I am Buddhist and my partner is Muslim?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married in Australia. I have performed many legal ceremonies between Muslim and Buddhist couples.

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Do we repeat our personal vows after you?

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No, you speak your personal vows directly to your partner.

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Do you have sample Vows that I can download?

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Yes, you can download Vow samples by selecting 'Relevant Section'.

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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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When are the Vows taken during the Ceremony?

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In my ceremonies, the Vows are exchanged after 'The Asking'.

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Where in Mount Waverley could we have our Wedding Ceremony?

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I highly recommend Contessa Receptions as a great venue to exchange your vows.

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Where can we say our wedding vows in Fitzroy North?

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I recommend saying your vows at either Moonlight or the beautiful Edinburgh Gardens.

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What do we bring to our initial meeting?

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Bring any ideas reeating to your ceremony, or questions (legal or ceremonial).

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What should a Celebrant do if either partner getting married is intoxicated during the Ceremony?

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The Celebrant should desist from completing any legal paperwork until the intoxicated partner is sober.

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Why do you do an Authorisation?

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This is to qualify my legal status to your guests and witnesses.

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Can we Invite an Indigenous Elder to conduct our wedding ceremony?

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Yes, provided that the legal elements are performed by me (Civil Celebrant).

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Who do we need to contact to get married in Australia?

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You need to contact an authorised and registerd legal Civil Celebrant.

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What are some reasons that may affect the refund of our deposit?

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If you find a cheaper Celebrant, if you change your wedding date (and it conflicts with a date I already have booked), or if you separate prior to the wedding day.

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How long should our Marriage Vows be?

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Although there is no actual rule of thumb, vows should be kept relatively short. I suggest no longer than a few paragraphs (at the most).

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Do you have any vow examples we can look at?

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Yes, I have thousands of personal vow samples in my archive which I would be more than happy to share with you.

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