Unique Ceremonies offers Micro Marriage Ceremonies to give couples the option of a simple, romantic, elegant, affordable and easy wedding ceremony.
We truly believe that a small ceremony can be magical, and reflect the love, happiness and commitment that two people share.
Getting married should be about you, your love and your life together.
As a Celebrant I truly love what I do.
I have performed thousands of marriage ceremonies and I feel honoured to be a part of every single one. I still share a tear, or a laugh (or both) with all of my couples... and I know I have the best job in the world!
STEP 1: CHOOSE A LOCATION AND A DATE
In Australia, there are no restrictions where a couple may be married. You may choose a public place such as a park or beach, or a private venue such as a café, restaurant or a private home.
Unique Ceremonies can offer a private garden or our office where there is a maximum of two guests (i.e. the witnesses).
STEP 2: COMPLETE THE NOTICE OF INTENT TO MARRY (NOIM)
The completion and lodgement of the NOIM is a legal requirement.
You can download, complete, and a Notice of Intent (NOIM) from the link below.
Please note the NOIM must be signed in the presence of any of the following:
a.) If a party signs the Notice in Australia—an authorised celebrant, a Commonwealth Commissioner for Declarations under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959, a justice of the peace, a barrister or solicitor, a legally qualified medical practitioner, or a member of the Australian Federal Police or the police force of a State or Territory
b.) If a party signs the Notice outside Australia—an Australian Consular Officer, or Australian Diplomatic Officer, a notary public, or either an employee of the Commonwealth or an employee of the Australian Trade Commission
STEP 3: CONTACT YOUR CELEBRANT
To ensure that availability of a Celebrant, it is advisable to contact Unique Ceremonies as soon as you decide on the date and location of you Micro Marriage Ceremony.
Your Unique Ceremonies Celebrant will discuss how you lodge your NOIM and will organise a time to meet you both, view required documentation* and sign the mandatory (legally required) Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage (regulations 38A and 46 Marriage Regulations 1963 (Cth)).
*When you meet with your Celebrant you will need to provide the following original (not copies) documents.
As well as the Notice, before the marriage can be take place you must provide to the authorised celebrant (section 42, Marriage Act):
Before the marriage can take place, the Authorised Celebrant must also be satisfied that you are one of the people named in the Notice. Photographic evidence of identity such as a passport, driver’s licence, proof of age card or an official identity card will assist the authorised celebrant to meet this requirement.
If a person is unable to sign the Notice at the time it is given to the authorised celebrant, the other person may sign the Notice and give it to the authorised celebrant.The person who has not signed the Notice must then sign the Notice in the presence of the authorised celebrant before the marriage can take place.