Are You Thinking of Eloping?

Here are some things to consider if you and your partner are thinking of eloping. 1. Why are you choosing to get married this way? If you’re thinking of joining your beloved in wedded bliss without any of the usual fuss and fanfare – just you and two...

Including personal vows in your wedding ceremony

The legal vows that must be spoken for your marriage to be valid in Australia are very simple: “I, AB/CD, take you, CD/AB to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/spouse/partner for life”. But adding personal vows is a lovely way to make your ceremony...

Think carefully about having a surprise wedding

I recently saw an episode of The Moodys about Terry and Yvonne’s wedding where things didn’t go quite to plan and before these two lovebirds could exchange their vows, Dan and Cora ‘stole’ not only their celebrant, but also their hot air balloon and their vows. How...

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

The people have spoken and what a wonderful result from the despised postal survey! However, it won’t be time for a full celebration until the Marriage Act is changed to allow marriage between same sex couples. Even if this is passed by Parliament next month, there...

Some Tips on Modern Wedding Etiquette for the Bride & Groom and their Guests

FOR THE HAPPY COUPLE                 So you’ve set the date to marry the love of your life – congratulations! Here are some tips for what you need to think about both before and after the wedding.  Who pays for the wedding? Traditionally, the bride’s parents paid for...

WRITING YOUR OWN VOWS

“I don’t know what to say” “I’m not good with words” “We’re not soppy people, so saying personal vows would feel silly”  While some couples are delighted at the idea of writing their own personal vows, many others are terrified at the idea. However, once you realise...

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