A Marriage Without a Wedding

SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE

A Paperwork Only Marriage is designed for couples who wish to be legally married, without ceremony.

It is akin to a Registry Office Wedding, without having to take a number, travel to the CBD twice or get married in a soulless office cubicle.

A Paperwork Only Marriage can be conducted in two meetings at least one month apart. The first meeting is required to lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage and the second is to solemnise your marriage.  The first meeting may be held over the phone or via Skype, but the actual marriage must take place in person. Two witnesses over the age of 18 must be present and these can be provided on request for an additional fee. And you are welcome to add your own personal vows to the legal ones if you choose to do so.

These weddings typically occur during business hours in Mornington. 

A Paperwork Only Marriage costs $370.

Two legal witnesses can be provided for an additional $80.

Travel requests and out of hours requests are negotiated on a case by case basis and are subject to availability.

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Marriage Equality

Naomi hopes that, in the not too distant future, this option will also cater to couples who have already had a Civil Commitment Ceremony and want to make it legal, once Australia gets around to changing just five words in the Marriage Act.

This means passing a change that states marriage can occur ‘between two people’ – not just ‘a man and a woman’ as is currently the case.

Naomi believes that every couple has the right to marry regardless of gender.

Please sign the GetUp petition on Marriage Equality here;

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How do I have a Paperwork Only Marriage?

STEP BY STEP

ONE

 

Contact Naomi for an initial discussion and ask any questions you may have. If you decide to go ahead, you will need to confirm your booking and meeting dates.

 

TWO

 

An invoice will be issued and a 50% non-refundable deposit is payable at this time. Upon receipt of the deposit Naomi will send you a digital Paperwork Only Marriage Kit, which contains all of the information you will require before, during and after your wedding.

 

THREE

 

To be married in Australia couples must lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage with their celebrant a minimum of one calendar month prior to their wedding day. This can be done in person or remotely via email and post.

It is possible for just the bride or just the groom to lodge this paperwork on the couple’s behalf, as long as the other party completes their details prior to the wedding.

 

FOUR

 

Prior to your marriage occurring Naomi must verify;

  • The bride and grooms identity (typically via a passport or drivers licence)
  • The bride and grooms places and dates of birth (typically via a passport or birth certificate)
  • Evidence of any prior marriages ending (typically via Death Certificate or Certificate of Divorce)
  • The bride and groom have both signed a Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage
  • That both parties are eligible and free to marry, and
  • That both parties are consenting and willing to marry

Ideally, couples would bring the documents relevant to their circumstances to the initial meeting when they sign the Notice of Intended Marriage.  This is the best way to ensure there are no delays in being able to be married.

Naomi will advise couples on what is required for their circumstances upon being booked.

 

FIVE

 

One calendar month or more after Naomi has received your Notice of Intended Marriage she will meet with you on an agreed date at an agreed place and time to solemnise your marriage.

The outstanding balance is due at this time.

You are required to have two witnesses over the age of 18 to observe the proceedings and sign the legal document.  You can supply your own witnesses or request that Naomi provide them for you for an additional fee.