The final legal step

Your day is here!  Very exciting as you prepare to make your promises to each other and complete the final legal step in getting married. There are some things that must be said during your ceremony and your celebrant will ensure they are not missed!

But there is also the signing of the legal documents. There will be three things to sign following the ceremony: the certificate to go to Births, Deaths and Marriages in the state you are married, a copy for the celebrant, plus the lovely commemorative certificate that you get to keep!


A question all brides ask is what name should she sign on the marriage documents. She will use the name she has been using on all the other legal documents leading up to the day. If she is going to change her name, she may do that after the ceremony. To do so for her drivers licence, passport and other documents, she will need to apply to Births, Deaths and Marriages following the wedding. Ask your celebrant how to go about that.

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