Australian couples marrying overseas

Many couples book the most romantic option they can think of - a full wedding package in Fiji, Thailand, Bali, Tahiti, etc.  If this is your dream, good on you!  But please check whether your marriage will be recognised in Australia and if so, what steps you need to...

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How to judge whether your marriage will last

Psychologists have discovered that how an engaged man and woman interact with each other can predict with 81-87% accuracy whether or not their marriage will last. One significant pattern of interactions between engaged couples that predicts the likelihood of their...

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I’m back!

My apologies for not posting for so long.  Time just seemed to flash by and then I went overseas for a month.  This was a semi-retirement trip because I decided it was time to step aside and let someone new take over the weekly cancer support groups I facilitated for...

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Where does your celebrant come on your list of priorities?

So you’ve set the date and are making your list of "Things-to-Do" in preparation for your wedding.  Now it’s time to get organized! Reception venue ✓                                                        Girls' Outfits ✓ Groom & Groomsmen ✓        Cake ✓         ...

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Overseas visitors marrying in Australia

In a previous post I explained that anyone who is free to marry (over the age of 18 and not too closely related to each other) may do so in Australia.  If you choose a civil celebrant you can hold your ceremony anywhere, on any day of the week, at any time of the day....

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Getting married in Australia

Anyone who is eligible (i.e. free to marry) can be married in Australia. The process is the same for overseas visitors and Australian residents, but do you know what the process is? The Marriage Act states that a Notice of Intended Marriage must be lodged with your...

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