What is a marriage celebrant and what does a Brisbane wedding celebrant do?
A Brisbane marriage celebrant or a civil marriage celebrant is a person who has completed an accredited marriage celebrant course and has been approved and appointed by the Australian Government to legally perform wedding ceremonies.
Celebrants also must complete annual ongoing professional development to remain authorised.
Your Brisbane wedding celebrant will assist you to fill out the initial legally required paperwork = the notice of Intended Marriage, will discuss with you the ceremony options and the legal requirements within a marriage ceremony and will discuss with you what identification documents you need to provide.
The marriage celebrant will then prepare the legal marriage documents you will have to sign prior to and on your wedding day.
Your Brisbane marriage celebrant will liaise with you regarding readings and various different things happening within your ceremony and the people involved.
You will then need to catch up with your celebrant within the month of your wedding to sign the final wedding documents.
Often this meeting is combined with a rehearsal or run through at the wedding venue.
Your Brisbane celebrant is required to be at your ceremony venue with enough time to get set up and ready prior to you arriving.
The celebrant performs your wedding ceremony saying the legally required wording and gets you to say the legally required wording.
You and your witnesses then sign the required legal documents and the celebrant then processes the required documents and lodges them with Births Deaths and Marriages.
All celebrants are required to do the same.