The Cheap - Quick - Legals Only - Courthouse/Registry Style -Marriage Ceremony

Updated: Jun 6

Cheap, Quick (but not nasty). Get Married Now, Party Later.

What is a legals-only marriage ceremony?


We fulfil the minimum legal requirements to get the two of you married.


No scripts, no meetings, no fuss. I turn up to your place - and we get you two married.


Who is this for?

  • Couples who are postponing their wedding celebrations.

  • Couples who are having wedding celebrations overseas, but would like to feel the security of having their legal ceremony completed in Australia.

  • Low-fuss/low-key couples, who just wanna be married.

  • Introverts, who want to keep it intimate (you will need two witnesses there however).

  • Couples who want to have a friend or family member perform their ceremony, but they need a celebrant to do the legal bits.


What does the package include:

  • All the legal things a celebrant needs to do, to get you married.

  • The couple completes their own Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) - and provides it to their celebrant (yours truly), at least 30 days before they intend on getting married (by email or post).

  • Celebrant turns up to your designated location (within Newcastle, Hunter, Port Stephens or Central Coast area), at your designated time. No venues, just private residences, cafes/restaurants or a public place that is important to you.

  • 2 hours inclusive travel time.

  • Celebrant, the couple and their two witnesses say what needs to be said, and sign what needs to be signed.

  • A card with what you need to say written on it.

  • A pen (for you to use, not keep unfortunately... but maybe I can look into getting some pens?).

  • Your Commemorative Marriage Certificate, in its offical envelope (legal evidence you were married then and there!).

  • Celebrant registers your marriage with NSW Births, Deaths Marriages.

  • Relevant follow up information and support (i.e. what to do next, how to change your name, all that jazz).


What does it not include:

  • A speech/script/presentation by the celebrant (NB this does not stop you from writing your own vows, exchanging rings, having a beer, hiring a photographer or celebrating in whatever way you see fit.).

  • Face-to-Face meetings prior to the ceremony date.

  • No PA system/microphone or furniture provided

  • You marriage certificate from Births, Deaths and Marriages (you will need one of these if you want to change your name, they are $60 to order from BDM.


Cost:

A weekday wedding at a BDM Registry Office is $442.00.


But guess what - the closest registry offices are in Sydney and you have to wait in a daggy government building for your turn.


With the Literally Legals option, you can fill forms in while wearing your PJs (I guess you could even wear your PJs to the local Police Station to get an officer to witness your NOIM?) - and then I come to you (where you can also be wearing your PJs if you really want).

Cost: $400 (for the services listed above)

Flexible dates and times:


I am available around normal business hours (i.e. weekday mornings and evenings, maybe even during lunch), and on weekends (at times I do not have another ceremony). I am flexible on time (a midnight wedding might get confusing date wise however ;) ) .


If you would like to organise a Literally Legals marriage ceremony with Becky Married Me, please send an email outlining your plans to:


hello@beckymarriedme.com


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