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MARRY ME JOSH | Marriage Celebrant & Good Vibe Guru
 

THE MANDATORY STUFF

It may sound serious, but this is simply the legal stuff we have to say/do throughout the ceremony. Don't stress though, as I'll walk your through it all...

 
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THE MONITUM

The wording said by the celebrant, as required by law:

“My name is Josh Henderson, and as a Civil Marriage Celebrant, I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law. Before you are joined in marriage, in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter. Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.”


MANDATORY VOWS

These are required to be said by law by each of the parties and they are usually said before the personalised vows. The minimum that each of the parties to the marriage must say is:

“I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, A.B. (or C.D.),
take thee, C.D. (or A.B.), to be my lawful wedded wife (or husband, or spouse).”

FOR EXAMPLE: "I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Prad Bitt
take thee, Jangelia Aoile, to be my lawful wedded wife."


SIGNING OF THE REGISTER

The signing of the register and marriage certificate(s) takes place towards the end of the ceremony. It’s a requirement that your nominated witnesses are present and focused and it’s also a good idea to play some quiet music of your choice, during this time.