Heather Chaplin-Alomes - Marriage Celebrant

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Service Area
Greater Hobart Area
Business Hours
By Appointment
0420 974 456

Expert Advice

As a wedding professional, Heather Chaplin-Alomes - Marriage Celebrant offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.

Who can be our witnesses if we don't know anyone in Australia?


Anyone over the age of 18 can be a witness to your wedding. They must be present for the ceremony and can be someone that the Celebrant has arranged and/or the photographer. 

Can a person with student/travel visa gets married in Australia?

During my trip to Melbourne, my partner proposed to me and we are planning to get married in Australia. However, he is holding a student visa while I'm traveling on a tourist visa. Please advice, thanks :)

Congratulations to you both, and how exciting!

Yes you are able to marry in Australia as long as you meet the legal requirements and the waiting period timeframe. A Celebrant will be able to help you with what is required. 

All the best for the future.

Do you think the goal of couples in 2018 is to have a wedding or to have a marriage?

I believe most couples deciding to have a wedding in 2018 wish to make a comittment to each other, in front of family and friends. Becuase of this comittment, they have decided to get married, and therefore arrange a wedding. 

The type of wedding is a decision the couple make after the engagement, or when they have decided to marry,  and does not necessarily have to be a big wedding. 

It is easy to see why the  focus of many couples is the wedding  initially because it is  a big moment in their lives. To organise a wedding can be expensive and quite stressful. However when the wedding is over the marriage begins.  

So answer the question simply, I believe the goal of couples in 2018 is to be married.

Eloping without witnesses?

My partner and I are thinking of eloping but just with our children and no witnesses. Is this possible?

Congratulations on your decision to marry, You must have two witnesses to your marriage who are over 18. If both your children are over 18 they could act as your witnesses.

Otherwise your celebrant should be able to arrange witnesses for you. 

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