Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to J.D. Celebrancy’s website.

One of life’s most important events is the marriage of two people. How do you see your wedding day? Is it an intimate exchange between you both, on the beach, with only a few loved ones or a grander affair where you exchange your vows before a larger gathering at of Perth’s many excellent venues, such as Upper Reach Winery, Caversham House, Mulberry on Swan, The Mallard Duck or The Rose and Crown Hotel?

Your wedding day is a day of great joy and happiness and should be a celebration of your love and commitment to one another. It should be a day that pays due respect to the importance of the occasion, but there should still be room for humour, smiles, laughter, tears and joy.

When choosing your celebrant you need to find one who will care about you and listen to your needs so that your unique service will express your story as well as celebrate your happiness. Building that rapport with your celebrant is important, so that on your “big day” you feel confident and relaxed around each other.

John will therefore help you through any legal responsibilities to ensure your stress is kept to a minimum therefore enabling you to enjoy your very special day!

The first meeting is obligation free! We offer couples unlimited face to face meetings, telephone calls, Email, text or even Skype calls to help make this happen!

If you would like to meet John to decide if he should be your Wedding Celebrant to help you plan your marriage service, please feel free to browse through the website and contact them if you have any questions.

Legal Requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to marry in Australia.
  • If one person is under the age of 18 marriage is still possible by parental consent as per section 12 of the Marriage Act.
  • If you are Australian born you must show your original birth certificate. If you don’t have one, it can be obtained from the Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the State or Territory in which you were born.
  • If you were born overseas John will need to see your birth certificate and / or passport from your country of birth (both are preferable).
  • Everybody being married in Australia is required to complete an application form known as the Notice of Intended Marriage(NOIM).
  • The NOIM must be completed and lodged with your celebrant at least one month prior to the wedding. Once lodged the certificate is valid for a maximum period of 18 months.
  • You cannot get married within Australia without giving this notice thus there are no such thing as “surprise” same day weddings.
  • You will need two witnesses over the age of 18
  • Legal documents and paperwork must be submitted in English by a recognised/registered translator such as NAATI.
  • Divorce Certificate or the Death Certificate of your previous spouse.

Shortening of time

A marriage may be solemnised within the 30 day period of the NOIM only under special circumstances. In these cases a prescribed authority (the Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages) will need to authorise the marriage to occur. The NOIM must firstly be completed and signed by your chosen Celebrant. The Celebrant will provide you with a letter to the BDM stating their availability for your date. You will then take those documents to the BDM for consideration and authorisation. If approved, they will provide you with a signature on your NOIM which authorises the Celebrant to perform the marriage within the 30 days required by law.