Celebrancy by Shelley

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Service Area
SA State Wide
Business Hours
7 Days by Appointment
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Can we write our own ring element into our wedding ceremony?

Wondering if the ring part of our ceremony can be personalised or if it has to be what everyone else has?

Celebrancy by Shelley

What a great question, and the answer is Heck Yes!

Your ring ceremony would be a wonderful part of the process to personalise.

There are no rules on what is said during a ring ceremony.  

In fact I married a couple who didn't want to exchange rings because they don't wear jewellery due to their jobs. They toyed with the idea of having silicone rings just to get through the day until I let them know their special day didn't have to include anything other than compulsory legal jargon from me as their celebrant and the required legal vows which they could preface with their own personalised vows.

It's your day and should be done your way. Talk with your preferred celebrant and they can help you write your ring ceremony or you can write it.

Whatever your choice, enjoy your beautiful day.

What are the most important things to include in wedding vows?

Celebrancy by Shelley

Congratulations, and thank you for the question.

There are mandatory legal vows which must be included, but around those you have a blank canvass if you choose to colour it with something personal. Have fun thinking about your inclusions and writing your vows, it's your time to express your love, your way, in the company of your loved ones.

I love it when my couples sit down together and talk about what specifically drew them to each other, why they believe in each other and what their joint hopes are for their life together as a couple. 

Vows can be taken from this conversation and often include:

- do they promise to always be there to listen to, support, consider and love each other, cherishing their days together?

- they promise to endure the ups and downs that every relationship has; and

- to validate what it is that they love about their partner and what they're looking forward to sharing with them in the life they have planned together.


I would take care not to make it too personal or too lengthy. While your love for your partner is important it's also something that is between you two and there are some things that don't need to be shared with your guests.




Getting married in Australia with Work & Holiday Visa (462)?

Hi All, we are going to spend a year in Australia with my boyfriend, having a Work&Holiday Visa (462). We are engaged, and plan to get married in Australia. Is it necessary with this type of visa? Thanks a lot for your kind answer!

Celebrancy by Shelley

There is no visa requirement for a marriage in Australia to be conducted and recognised. What you need to do is provide specific identification such as birth certificate, passport, drivers licence etc. You will also both need to be over the age of 18 and have evidence of any divorce or death of previous partners if applicable. You will be required to lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage with a Marriage Celebrant at least one month in advance of your wedding date using this information, note the Celebrant must sight these documents. 

Enjoy the excitement of your pending holiday and we look forward to welcoming you downunder soon. Happy to take email enquiries and correspond with you if you wish. 

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