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Why do some celebrants charge less than the Victorian Marriage Registry Office

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Why do some celebrants charge less than the Victorian Marriage Registry Office?

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The Victoria Marriage Registry office charges around $450 (2016) for a standard wedding ceremony, which is the cheapest rate you will find anywhere. I am unsure how a marriage celebrant could charge less than that.

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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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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 do I need if I want to apply for a Passport once I am married?

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You will need an Official Marriage Certificate from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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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 is the average fee a Wedding Celebrant charges?

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The average celebrant charges around $550.

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Why do some celebrants charge more than a thousand dollars?

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Celebrants who charge more than a $1000 are generally either in high demand, or celebrity status. A celebrant's fee is also an indication of their style and level of professionalism.

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Can you perform a marriage ceremony in any state in Australia?

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Yes, the only difference is that I have to file the marriage papers with the 'Births, Deaths and Marriages' office in the state where the marriage is solemnised.

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Do you supply an Official Marriage Certificate?

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No, Celebrants cannot supply this. You have to request this from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages once you are married.

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What is the Marriage Registry?

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The Marriage Registry is a quick and simple way for couples to get married. There is a registry in each state of Australia, offering simple ceremonies to couples on a budget.

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What is the Victorian Marriage Regsitry?

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This is a place where couples can get married without all the planning of a standard ceremony. Bascially, the Registry offers a simple solution for couples wanting to get married.

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What is the difference between a Celebrant and a Civil Celebrant?

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A Civil Celebrant is authorised by the Attorney Generals Office to solemnise weddings, whereas a standard Celebrant is unable to solemnise weddings.

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Where is the most popular place to get married in Victoria?

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The most popular place to get married would be either the Royal Botanic Gardens or the Victoria Marriage Registry.

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What do I do if I have lost my Birth Certificate?

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You need to apply for a new one from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the state of your birth.

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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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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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Why are there so many registered Civil Celebrants?

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Due to the growing demand for Secular (non religeous) ceremonies, the Attorney General's office de-regulated the selection criteria for Civil Celebrants, allowing more of them into the system (faster).

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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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Can 2 minors marry each other in Australia?

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No, one partner must be a least 18 years of age.

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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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What is the shortest possible time needed for a marriage ceremony?

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Less than 10 minutes.

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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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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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What is the Register of Marriage Celebrants?

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The Register of Marriage celebrants is a government list of currently registered Civil Celebrants.

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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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