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

Updated: Dec 3, 2023

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 (or another location) - 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.

  • Optional: Short, non-personalised "script" including welcoming of guests; introduction of vows; ring exchange; I dos; kiss (if you wish) - please let me know if you would like this to happen.

  • 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.

  • See prices below for 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, in pretty folders for photos.

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

  • Your Commemorative Marriage Certificate (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.) - Unless you would like to discuss a short, non-personalised ceremony.

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

  • No PA system/microphone (unless hired for use at a wedding*)

  • 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 weekend ceremony at a registry office costs $584.00. In Wollongong, a courthouse marriage is $650.00.


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 - and then I come to you (where you can also be wearing your PJs if you really want).

Costs:
$450.00 - legals only in Newcastle LGA
$500 - legals only in Port Stephens, Hunter, Central Coast etc. (over 1.5 hour total travel time)
Travel time over 2.5hrs total +$50 (up to 3.5 hours total)
Use of PA/Microphone for ceremony at wedding (delivered by family members or friend) +$50
If you have any further requirements, just let me know!

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:



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