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How much do permits cost?

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If you are planinng on having a beach, park, or garden wedding, your permit could cost anywhere between $0 - $500, depending on the location, council and time of year.

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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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Can I get married anywhere?

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Basically, yes. Although if you are planning a ceremony in a park or on a beach, you will need a permit.

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Do I need a permit to have my ceremony on a Beach?

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Yes. If you are planning a beach wedding, you will need to talk to the local council or shire about a permit.

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Do I need a permit to have my ceremony in a Park?

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Yes. If you are planning a Park or Garden wedding, you will need to talk to the local council or shire about a permit.

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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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Why do I need a council permit when booking my ceremony location in a public place?

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Much the same as buying a parking ticket, you will need a permit if booking space on Crown Land, because it is a requirement of local by-laws.

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What happens if I do not have a council permit when getting married in a public place?

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If you have not purchased a permit or received appropriate permission from the relevant council, you will most likely be issued with a fine.

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What is the cost of an Officiant in the inner Melbourne area?

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The average cost of an officiant in the inner Melbourne area is between $750 - $1250.

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Are travel costs included in your fee?

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Yes, I include travel costs in my fee.

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What are the advantages of getting married whilst on a Holiday Visa?

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The major advantage is cost. A Prospective Marriage Visa is currently $7,000AU, whereas a Holiday Visa is only $30AU.

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What is the major advantage of applying for a Holiday Visa as opposed to a Proespective Marriage Visa?

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Cost. A Holiday Visa is $30AU, and Prospective Marriage Visa is $7,000AU.

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What fee could I expect to pay for a high quality Wedding Celebrant?

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For a high quality wedding celebrant, you can expect to pay anywhere between $750 - $1250.

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What is the average fee a Wedding Celebrant charges?

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The average celebrant charges around $550.

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What is your price range for a wedding ceremony on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday?

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Due to popular demand, my current price (for Friday, Saturday, Sunday) is marginally higher, depending on your specific wedding requirements. Factors that affect my price include; time of year (popular dates attract a higher fee), day of the week (weekend dates are more popular than weekdays), and rituals and themes. My fee also includes a meeting, a rehearsal, your actual wedding day, and a governement marriage certificate.

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Why are there celebrants who charge less than the Victorian Marriage Registry?

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Celebrants who charge less than the Victorian Marriage Registry are definitely below the average industry rate. There are essentially three (3) categories of Celebrant that determine cost: 1) Start-Up (Up to $550), 2) Established $550 - $750 3), Themed or Celebrity $750 - $1250.

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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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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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What is the average cost of a Civil Marriage Celebrant in Melbourne?

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Whilst there is no strict cost, the fee for most quality Celebrants is generally between $750 - $1250 (you can pay anywhere up to $1800 in some instances). There is a myriad of aspects that may affect a Celebrant's price, such as experience, style of presentation, legal knowledge, travel costs, peak season, additional rituals and ceremony length.

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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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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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Where are the most popuar Ceremony locations in Melbourne?

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In the centre of Melbourne there are many famous wedding ceremony locations such as the Melbourne City Square, the Bourke Street Mall, Flinders Street Station, The State Library, Federation Square, The Arts Centres, and the Promenade that leads to Southbank. You will definitely need a permit from the Melbourne City Council, if you are going to attempt a ceremony at any of these locations.

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