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What Does a Marriage Celebrant Do?
Tim Manger
Civil Marriage Celebrant

Explanation of the role of a celebrant

A Civil Marriage Celebrant is appointed by the Australian Government's Attorney-General's Department and is authorized to solemnize marriages anywhere in Australia in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1961. Marriage Celebrants are required to undertake On-going Professional Development each year, ensuring that they remain highly trained and qualified.

In addition, some very strict laws and codes of practice, specifically the Marriage Act 1961, the Marriage Regulations 1963 and the Celebrants Code of Practice govern Civil Marriage Celebrants.

Since we live in what is arguably the 'post secular age', there is a growing need for alternatives to marriage governed by particular denominations. Civil (where 'Civil' means 'of or relating to ordinary citizens and their concerns') Marriage Celebrants give you this professional option, and can deliver a civil ceremony that is equally as emotional and sensitive as any denominational ceremony.

Furthermore, a Civil Marriage Celebrant gives you the freedom to be creative, as well as customize your ceremony so that is specifically tailored to match your dream, and to define you as a couple.
Additionally, a Civil Marriage Celebrant will accommodate your choice of location for the marriage ceremony

Civil Marriage Celebrants can conduct a range of exciting wedding ceremonies from formal, informal and even themed ceremonies. The great news is that you can also include some religious content (if desired), which may consist of the reading of a prayer by a family member or a ritualized ceremony.

Civil Marriage Celebrants also work alongside a variety of denominations. For instance, there are occasions where a couple wishes to have their marriage blessed by a Minister of Religion from their local church and (providing that the Minister is approving) the celebrant will include this in the ceremony.

Finally, a Civil Marriage Celebrant will advise on and handle all the legal documentation from start to finish, whilst protecting your privacy in accordance with the Australian Privacy Act 1998.


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The Celebrant should desist from completing any legal paperwork until the intoxicated partner is sober.

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The groomsmen arrive before the bride and stand with the groom and Celebrant.

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Yes, provided that the legal elements are performed by me (Civil Celebrant).

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