Tracey Moyle Ceremonies & Celebrations

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Does the marrying couple sign three commemorative certificates?

Does the marrying couple sign three commemorative certificates as well as the official certificate of marriage, or two?

There are three documents to sign on your wedding day.  One is a certificate of marriage which is registered with Births Deaths Marriages in your state, the second is a certificate of Marriage kept by the celebrant for their records and the third is a Marriage Certificate which is kept by the couple on the day. This Marriage Certificate is a legal document and cannot be replaced. However it can't be used to officially change your name with institutions such as banks or main roads department.   You must apply for a copy of your Registered Marriage Certificate (similar to a birth certificate) from the Births Deaths Marriages Registry in the state which your ceremony was performed.  This is certification that your marriage has been registered by the celebrant.    You can apply to have a 'Commemorative Certificate' sent along with the offical certificate.   

I'm not a religious but can I have my marriage ceremony in a church?

There are a few great chapels around that are Non-denominational.   I know of a few in the Brisbane area, old churches that have been refurbished and run as Wedding Ceremony Venues.  They are a great option as well if you need and inside ceremony location.   

Who writes the vows? Do we say them or have to repeat after the celebrant?

Every couple will have to start their vows with the legal wording as a requirement in the Marriage Act.  But whether you write your vows or have your celebrant guide you, with either suggestions or by helping you put your words down on paper is entirely up to you.  Personal vows are always the ones that sound the most natural so don't be afraid to ask your celebrant for help putting your feelings into words. 

Which is the bride's side and which is the groom's side?

Is this still a thing? Obvious not for same sex couples, but still

So many couples have signs reading 'pick a seat, not a side'  indicating they are just one big family.  But if there is a side I usually sit the family of the bride or groom on the opposite side to where they are standing so that the guests, especially the parents and grandparents, can see the face of their child, not the back or side of their head.   Of course it is entirely up to you and how traditional you want your ceremony to be. 

Is it bad to have my guests sitting in the sun?

What if it's really hot? It's a feb wedding. What can I do to ensure no one faints? :/

The best way to keep your guests as cool as possible is to try and keep them under a tree if you are in a garden.  Otherwise a tub of ice with small bottles of water are a great alternative.  You can also buy inexpensive parasols from Bargin shops or on ebay if you are anticipating a warm wedding day.  This is particularly good for older guests.   

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