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What do you say when you Welcome our guests

"What do you say when you Welcome our guests?"

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What do you say when you Welcome our guests?

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I never preempt the words I use during a Welcome speech, so every welcome I do is unique. I like to look at your guests and get a feel for the vent that is about to unfold, before commencing.

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What is the Acknowledgement at a Ceremony?

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This is the section where I welcome any guests from overseas or interstate, including any guests who have gone to extraordinary lengths to be present.

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Can we have an Engagement Party with a surprise wedding ceremony?

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Yes. Some couples like to surprise their guests with a marriage ceremony, when the guests are only expecting an Engagement Party.

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Can you marry us legally in Australia if we are from China?

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Yes, you are more than welcome to be married in Australia if you are from China.

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

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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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When does the bride lift her veil back during the ceremony?

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There are three possible points at which a bride may lift her veil. 1 - The father of the bride can lift her veil back during the hand-over to the groom. 2 - The groom can lift her veil back just prior to the commencement of the ceremony. 3 - The groom can lift her veil back just before the big kiss, after they are pronounced husband and wife.

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When does the 30 days commence?

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From the moment I receive and authorise your NOIM.

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What is the Processional?

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This is when the bride enters the ceremony.

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What is the Declaration of Marriage at a Ceremony?

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This is when the Celebrant announces the couples to be husband and wife.

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What is the Recessional?

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This is when the bride and groom depart their ceremony.

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Can you do a Welcome to Country at our ceremony?

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Yes, I believe it is important to acknowledge (if requested) the indigenous people of our land.

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Which guests do you acknowledge at our ceremony?

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Any guests that have made an extraordinary effort to be present, including guests that may not have been able to make it.

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How much seating should I allow for my guests at a beach ceremony?

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Guests often stand at beach ceremonies, however I recommend seating for the elderly, and less-able guests.

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What is the Ring Ceremony?

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This is the traditional giving of the ring ceremony. During the ring exchange, couple's may choose to say a few words.

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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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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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How much seating should I allow for my guests at a park or garden ceremony?

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At a minimum, I recommend seating for the elderly, and less-able guests.

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Are there any outdoor locations in St Kilda where we can say our wedding Vows?

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Yes, you could say your vows in the Catani Gardens or manicured St Kilda Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, you could say your vows at St Kilda Beach, surrounded by palm trees and a view of the City of Melbourne in the distance.

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Where in Surrey Hills can couples say their vows?

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Couples can get married at either Arlington (Wattle Park Chalet), or in the beatiful Wattle Park itself.

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Why do some couples want to say their vows whilst totally naked?

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Some couples share the belief that being naked is un-inhibiting, natural, and a symbol of complete vulnerability.

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Do I have to say my full legal name during the vows?

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Yes, however if you have a name that you are uncomfortable with, then it is possible to mention your name at some other stage during the ceremony (prior to the exchange of vows). Your full legal name must be mentioned at least once during the ceremony.

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Where can you recommend we say our vows if planning our wedding ceremony in Sorrento?

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The upmarket suburb of Sorrento is situated at the end of the Mornington Peninsula. There are two amazing venues I highly recommend: All Smiles, and The Baths.

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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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What proof of ID do I need to provide with the NOIM?

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When I meet with you, I will need to sight your original Birth Certificate and (or) Passport.

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