A Beautiful and Affordable Alternative to a Registry Office Wedding

Are you looking for an affordable alternative to a Registry Office Wedding in Brisbane? I offer a viable alternative to the Registry Office in terms of price and simplicity. A ceremony that is a romantic and much more personal experience that is nothing like the generic standard ceremony the Registry Office provides. It can also be a very private ceremony.

Advantages of a Love & Legals Ceremony compared with marrying in the Registry Office

  • Unlike a Registry Office wedding you deal with only one person, me.  So you get to know me before the ceremony, and more importantly, I get to know you
  • You can meet with me after hours to make the arrangements
  • You can make the arrangements without meeting with me if you live outside Brisbane, or are eloping to Brisbane
  • You will have the confidence that comes from knowing that the person who accepts your Notice and sights your documents is an authorised celebrant with a very deep understanding of the legal requirements
  • You can choose both time and place for your ceremony. I officiate weddings at the place of your choosing 24/7. By comparison, you will not be able to marry at the Registry Office
    • on Wednesday or Sunday or public holidays
    • between Christmas and New Year
    • before 9.30 am
    • after 4.00 pm (except for extended evening hours bookings Friday and Saturday which are are booked from the first available time for the date you choose, and cost a whole lot more)
  • You can make arrangements for your wedding and complete the Notice of Intended marriage even if your divorce is not yet finalised or you are waiting on receipt of  the required documentation (birth certificate, divorce certificate) available. NB these papers must be shown to the celebrant before the ceremony can take place but at the Registry Office they will not accept your booking unless you have them with you.
  • You will never have to stand in a queue
  • You will not need to pay expensive city parking for either the ceremony or completion of legal requirements (at present this is more than $20 an hour in parking garages near the Registry Office on weekdays)
  • You will have input into your ceremony so your vows and other parts of the ceremony will be personal to you, rather than a standard one-size-fits-all experience
  • You can choose your vows from options I provide you that include both the traditional and contemporary vows, or you can write your own vows (with my assistance)
  • You will be able to serve alcohol and nibbles immediately after the ceremony, or serve drinks and snacks before the ceremony  (no food or drink allowed in the Registry Office or its environs). In fact, I will happily marry you, sitting round a table, in the middle of a meal!
This ceremony package is often chosen by couples marrying for a second time or by couples fulfilling the requirements of prospective marriage visa (fiance visa) immigration, as well as by those who just want a no fuss wedding ceremony.

The Ceremony Fee Covers

  • Creating a personal ceremony to reflect your choice of style of ceremony and your vows
  • Delivering your ceremony with warmth and friendliness
  • Solemnising of your marriage at the venue agreed
  • Complying with all legal requirements
  • The Presentation certificate and a beautifully presented bound keepsake

Conditions Apply

  • We meet at my office.  At this meeting we will complete the Notice of Intended Marriage.  We will work on the ceremony by email. However, if meeting is not practical or possible, we can make all the other arrangements that way too. The ceremony venue is your responsibility to arrange.
  • You must be able to understand what is being said or shown to you. If I am not confident that you understand English sufficiently to fully understand what is being said and the documents you have to sign I must ensure that an interpreter is present.