Notice of Intended Marriage – What is One Month’s Notice?

Parties to a marriage are required to give an authorised celebrant at least one month’s written notice prior to the solemnisation of their marriage. This notice is known as the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM). The NOIM must be given to the celebrant no later than one month before the date of the marriage.Here are some examples that explain the meaning of one month as it applies to the NOIM.


Seperate Meetings with Your Marriage Celebrant Prior to Marriage

From 12 June 2024 all authorised marriage celebrants are required under the Marriage Act 1961 (the Marriage Act) to meet with each party to the marriage separately and in person before they solemnise the marriage.

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Celebrating Marriage with Celebrant Ronald Cruickshank November 2022

Wedding Industry Showcase 2024 Hervey Bay Fraser Coast

Love is in the air, and we are thrilled to invite you to the Wedding Industry Showcase 2024, right here in the heart of beautiful Hervey Bay! This spectacular event is your one-stop destination for everything you need to create the wedding of your dreams.

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Marriage Celebrant vs Court House Wedding in Queensland: Choosing the Best Right for Your Big Day

Explore the differences between a marriage celebrant wedding and a courthouse wedding in Queensland. Discover the benefits of personalization and flexibility with a celebrant ceremony versus the convenience and simplicity of a courthouse wedding. Make an informed decision for your special day.

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Say ‘I Do’ in Paradise: Top 10 Wedding Venues in Hervey Bay

Discover the enchanting wedding venues of Hervey Bay, Queensland. From beachfront elegance to island romance, explore the top 10 venues perfect for your dream wedding. Dive into picturesque settings and create memories that last a lifetime.

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The Marriage Act 1961 and My Requirements Under the Law

I am obliged to comply with the Marriage Act 1961 and other laws of the Commonwealth and of this State, and to be on the lookout to prevent and avoid unlawful discrimination in the provision of marriage celebrant services. The Act sets out a uniform scheme for the solemnization of marriages by authorized celebrants.


Art, Culture and Ceremony in Fraser Coast Hervey Bay Weddings

Ceremony comes from the Latin “caerimonia,” which means sacredness, reverence, sacred rite; a formal religious or sacred observance; a solemn rite; also any formal act or observance. The term sacred means designated to be of highest value; regarded with reverence; entitled to veneration or respect by association with divinity or divine things; that which is considered hallowed, holy.


Marriage Interpreter for Your Wedding Best Contact Information

Should you require the services of an interpreter, please check this chart, or contact me as I have several more options on my Services Database. Where the person by whom or in whose presence a marriage is to be solemnized considers that it is desirable to do so, the person may use the services of an interpreter.


Ceremony – A Simple Marriage Script for My Wedding

Explore this simple ceremony script. It is a great place to start and you can add your own flavour with ideas, beautiful readings, dreamy music, and all the little extras you love! Then call Ronald Cruickshank Celebrant Ph 0400606321 and we can start to build your personal wedding script from these wedding ceremony basics.


Include A Candle Lighting Ceremony in Your Marriage Script

Add warmth and love to your ceremony The flame of the candle in our centre may symbolize your inner light, Holy Spirit, your oneness and connection with each other in Spirit, as many candles are lit from the one, or symbolize remembrance. As we pass the flame from one to another we let this tiny light also represent our own rebirth and renewal as we seek meaning in life as we strive for joy, peace and happiness.


Commemorate Your Wedding Anniversary with a Vow Renewal Ceremony

The focus of a wedding renewal is the promises you are making to each other, in the spirit of love, and the sacred ritual of marriage. The good news is, there are far less rules and dos and don’ts about vow renewal than almost any other kind of ritual. It can be as simple as the two of you alone, in a beautiful spot, reciting vows you have written, or a fancy affair with hundreds of guests.


Pre-marriage Counselling Sets the Best Foundation for Your Marriage

Set the best foundation for your marriage Discover a new and different way to look at relationships. Pre marriage counselling can help set the stage for an awesome relationship and help lower the statistics of relationships that run into trouble and fail. Talk to Ron about setting up some pre-marriage counselling when you come to complete your Notice of Intended marriage Form.


Baby to Teen Naming or Baptism Beautiful Ceremony

A Baptism or Naming Ceremony is a public sign of your own faith and trust in Holy Spirit’s Love. The ceremonies of Baptism/Naming speak powerfully of this Love and as you follow the service by joining in the prayers and responses you are drawn deeper into God’s Love.


Confetti and Marriage Ceremony a Colourful Tradition

Discover the colourful tradition of confetti in marriage ceremonies and its significance in bringing good luck and prosperity. Learn the history of confetti and how it has evolved over time. Find out how to incorporate this exciting tradition into your wedding and check out the restrictions and clean-up requirements. Read on for all the details in my article


Name Change in Australia Once You Receive Your Certificate of Marriage

Just married? Just over 80% of Australian brides will go on to change names. Once you receive your Births, Deaths, and Marriages wedding certificate you’ll need to contact all the necessary companies to request your name is changed. You can do it yourself with a good checklist, or use an Easy Name Change kit to get all your paperwork prepared.


Living Together versus Marriage: Pros and Cons

Let's talk about living together versus marriage. While both options involve a commitment to your partner, they differ in many ways. Living together can be a great way to test the waters and get to know your partner on a deeper level before making the lifelong commitment of marriage. It allows you to share living expenses, build a home together, and experience daily life as a couple.


Confetti Drone Release Creates Magical Moments at Your Wedding

A wedding is a special day that many people dream about for years, and couples are constantly searching for ways to make it unique and unforgettable. One exciting and creative idea that has taken the wedding industry by storm is using a drone to release confetti at the ceremony or reception. Not only does it create a visually stunning experience, but it also adds an element of surprise and excitement for both the couple and their guests. In this article, we'll explore the benefits and considerations of using a drone for confetti release, as well as tips for hiring a professional operator and ensuring a successful and memorable experience.


Copyright Information for Weddings, Ceremony and Functions

Copyright grants to owners different exclusive rights according to the type of material in which copyright subsists, which the copyright owner has the right to exercise, or license others to do so.Copyright is a bundle of exclusive economic rights granted to the copyright owner under the Copyright Act 1968 for a limited period of time. These exclusive rights can be sold, licensed or otherwise transferred and the owner retains copyright. Here is a helpful list: