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"Do we memorise our Legal Vow?"

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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 change our Legal Vows?

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

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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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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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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 makes a gay same sex marriage different to a heterosexual marriage in Australia?

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Firstly, gay same sex marriages are generally referred to as a committment ceremonies, and secondly there is no legal paperwork. The wording during a gay union must be different to a legal civil union, whilst there is also no government marriage certificate issued. There is also no filing with Births Deaths and Marriages after the ceremony, because the Australian government does not currently recognised gay same sex marriages as legal.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 you suggest any Ceremony Locations in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula?

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Yes, you could have your ceremony at the popular Lindenderry in Red Hill (exchanging your vows amongst the grape vines).

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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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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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Can you legally marry us outside Australia?

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No. For marriages to be legal in Australia, the ceremony must be solemnised within Australia or within Australian territorial waters.

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