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How much deposit do you require?

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50%, with the balance due in the lead-up to your wedding.

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Can I pay a deposit to secure your celebrant service?

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Yes, I accept a 50% holding deposit to secure your wedding date.

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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 is your refund policy?

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If I cancel, you get your money back. If you cancel, you lose your deposit.

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How much do you charge for a Ceremony?

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My fee varies depending on what type of ceremony you require and where.

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Why do I have to complete a Statutory Declaration?

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You are required to complete a Statutory Declaration, to declare that there is nothing (as far as you are aware), that is impeding your marriage to your partner.

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Can the minister of our parish legally marry us outside the church grounds?

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Yes, although if both partners are of the same denomination (example: Catholic), then the minister may require you to be married within the parish grounds.

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Can you provide Music if I am having an outdoor ceremony?

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Yes, my sound system is the latest remote wireless PA, requiring no mains power. It is Ideal for beach and park cermonies.

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Do we need a permit to be married on a Bayside beach in Melbourne?

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Yes, you will definitely require a permit in order to married on a Bayside beach in Melbourne.

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What is a NOIM?

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The NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage) is the primary document required under Australian Law, used to notify the government that you wish to be married.

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Does it cost more for a celebrant who performs Themed Wedding Ceremonies?

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Yes, Themed Wedding Ceremonies are highly specialised, and require the services of a skilled wedding celebrant. You can expect to may more.

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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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If the State I live in recognises gay marriage am I legally married?

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No. The Australian Marriage Act 1961 is a federal law, meaning that the States effectively have no power to change it (this must be done by the senate that sits in Canberra). Federal law covers the nation, whereas state-law is specific to that state only.

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Do you marry many gay same sex couples?

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Yes, I marry many gay same sex couples, although it is called a committment ceremony not a wedding ceremony. This is done to distinguish gay unions from legal civil unions.

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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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Would you consider yourself to be a popular wedding celebrant?

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According to the latest figures, most celebrants perform an average of 8 weddings per year. This year (2016), I will perform over 130 weddings, however I'm not sure if that means I am popular, or whether I have just done some good marketing.

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What area do you cover as a celebrant?

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As a celebrant, I marry couples and perfrom wedding ceremonies all over Melbourne and beyond. I travel to all four points of the compass in Melbourne, including interstate if required.

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How much is your fee for a Visa related marriage?

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My fee varies, depending on whether you have applied for (or are in the process of applying for) a prospective marriage visa, have completed a Notice of Intended Marriage, or require certain correspondence for your Immigration Agent.

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What is Crown Land?

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Crown land is land that is owned by the crown or state. It is generally understood to be land (either beach, park or garden) that is owned by the people. However it is also expected that you will require a council permit if planning a wedding or event.

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How many wedding couples do you marry each year?

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I marry about 120 wedding couples each year. It is difficult to marry more than this, since there are 365 days in each year, with each wedding couple requiring a meeting, a rehearsal, and the actual ceremony.

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Do you provide your own Sound System?

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Yes, I have the latest wireless remote PA that requires no-mains-power. It uses a UHF (remote) microphone with an amplified speaker, and accommodates iPod, USB, SD and CD.

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Can you perform cultural ceremonies?

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Yes, I can incorporate some cultural content (if required). This content may be derived from either Catholic or Christian denominations, including traditions originating from Hindu, Muslim, and Jewish denominations (just to name a few).

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As a Celebrant, how much do you charge for a Themed Wedding Ceremony?

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Depending on where and what time of year, and the particular theme you require, my fee can vary. My most common guises are Darth Vader (and other Star Wars characters), Grim Reaper, Elvis Presley, Gangster, Batman (and other Superheroes).

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What is the relevance of giving 30 days notice?

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This comes from an old law known as 'Nisi' (latin word for 'unless'), that required cooling-off periods on legally binding contracts. The word 'Nisi' basically means: 'unless someone objects'.

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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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