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"What does a Master of Ceremonies do?"

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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 does a Master of Ceremonies do?

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A Master of Ceremonies is a person in charge of procedure at a state or public occasion.

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Can a Master of Ceremonies conduct funerals and naming days?

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Yes, however a Master of Ceremonies is not legally empowered to conduct Civil Marriage Ceremonies.

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Do you stay around after the ceremony?

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No, since I am a Master of Ceremonies, I usually have other events to attend.

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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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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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Does the exclusive suburb of South Yarra offer any locations for our Marriage Ceremony?

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Yes, you could have your ceremony at either Como House, Gardens House, Nine Darling Street, or in the beautiful Fawkner Park.

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Does an Interpreter have to complete any legal paperwork?

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Yes, the Interpreter must sign a declaration, stating that they have translated the proceedings to the best of their ability.

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Once we are married how long does it take to get a Permanent Partner Visa?

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It takes about 2 years to be eligible to apply for a Permanent Partner Visa.

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Why does the NOIM ask if I am related to my partner?

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Because in Australia, you cannot legally marry your mother, father, brother, sister (or any ancestor where the blood line is too close).

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What does NOIM stand for?

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NOIM is an acronym for Notice of Intended Marriage.

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How does the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia get changed?

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To change the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia, a Bill (a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law) is introduced in the Senate. The Bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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Why does a bride where a veil?

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This is an old tradition, designed to conceal the bride's identity from any lurking spirits, as she walked down the aisle.

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How long does it take to get our Official Marriage Certificate after we are married?

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The office of Births Deaths and Marriages take about 10 days to produce your official marriage certificate, once the they take receipt of the paperwork from the Celebrant.

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What does the term Matrimony mean?

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This is the Catholic Church's term for marriage.

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Does each partner write their own Vows separately?

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Some couples write their vows together, in order that they speak the same words during the vow exchange. Other couples write their vows separately, and surprise each other on the wedding day.

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Does Australia recognise foreign marriage?

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Yes, as long as the marriage was conducted legally in the country of origin, and that an original marriage certificate can be produced. However, there remains certain types of marriages that are not recognised in Australia, such as Same Sex unions, and underage (under 18) marriages.

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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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Does your Fast Simple package include a rehearsal or meeting?

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My Fast and Simple ceremony includes a meeting, but no rehearsal.

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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 does the Marriage Act Cover?

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The Act is mainly related to who can marry, and under which circumstances marriages will (and will not) be recognised.

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What does the term Civil Union mean?

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Civil Unions are a legally recognised union of same-sex couples, having similar rights to those of traditional marriage.

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What does the term Minor mean in the Marriage Act?

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The term 'minor' refers to a person who is under the age of 18.

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What does the term Impediment mean with regard to getting married?

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The term Impediment refers to any obstruction or hindrance (that may prevent the marriage from proceeding legally).

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What requirements does a person need to meet to apply for registration as a marriage celebrant?

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Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy.

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