Though traditionally lovers spend a lot of time planning an elaborate wedding, some couples don’t have adequate time to plan and execute their marriage, making an express wedding ideal. Sometimes, life gets in the way of wedding plans. Perhaps someone dear to you is unwell. Maybe you or your partner is being transferred overseas for work. Usually, a celebrant has to receive the completed Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) from a couple a minimum of one month before their wedding, but sometimes a couple needs to have an express wedding and get married less than a month after giving the NOIM to their celebrant. Just because you’ve found yourselves in this situation doesn’t mean that you can’t have the wedding of your dreams.
Rushed weddings with Bronwyn
Unlike what many couples believe, you don’t have to take forever to plan and execute a memorable wedding ceremony. With an open mind, some creativity, and a little assistance from an experienced wedding celebrant like me, you can have the quick wedding ceremony of your dreams as soon as possible.
What you require before your rushed wedding
Usually, once you’ve decided that I’m the right celebrant to marry you and you’ve identified a date for your big day, I will gladly help you complete the NOIM. For instance, you are required to provide supporting documents of your identity, date, and place of birth, and paperwork to support the dissolution of any previous marriages if either of you has been married before. I always have all necessary paperwork with me when I meet with couples, so we can get the legal paperwork started without delay. As with any wedding I officiate at, I will ask you lots of questions about your vision for your ceremony and use your answers as the basis for creating the first draft of your ceremony. Just because you are arranging your wedding in a hurry, you don’t need to settle for a second-rate ceremony. I have the experience and expertise to create a beautiful and memorable ceremony for you and your partner in a very short time.
Most importantly, because you need to be married before the usual one month time period has elapsed, I can help you apply for a shortening of time so that your ceremony can take place very soon. For this, you will need to provide me with evidence proving that you need to get married before the end of the one month period. This evidence might be copies of letters from doctors, military transfer documents, etc. that I will submit to Births, Deaths and Marriages along with a covering letter to apply for an official shortening of time. Although I don’t charge extra for doing this, the BDM in every state and territory has a fee for granting the shortening of time. Once this is granted, your ceremony can proceed like any regular wedding.
If you need any help planning your quick wedding, please don’t hesitate to reach out and give me a call!