Ron Cruickshank Marriage Celebrant

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Ronald Cruickshank
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Questions and Answers

What does a basic marriage package include?

Ron Cruickshank Marriage Celebrant

Marriage/Wedding Basic Packages start from $350 for the basic small gathering style wedding. 

This Basic Marriage and Wedding Ceremony Package includes:

  • A Notice of Intended Marriage Form Meeting - completion and submission.
  • Composing with you a Legal Worded script for your wedding with your special components,
  • Conducting your marriage service at your location - Hobart Suburbs (outside travel extra),
  • All of your legal documents taken care of,
  • A beautiful printed Certificate of Marriage, and Your ceremony script presented to you, with other useful information, at the end of the ceremony!

What process do we need to follow?

Ron Cruickshank Marriage Celebrant

Here is the Process:

Step 1:

You will need to arrange a meeting with me to submit your Notice of Intended Marriage Form at least 30 days before the wedding in order to meet the legal requirements set out by the Attorney General’s Department, we can complete the form online or over the phone, then have it signed soon after.


Step 2:

Attend that meeting. Ideally, it is helpful if you have ID documents ready for yourself and your 

partner including:

  • Your Birth Certificates if born in Australia, or your passport if either of you are of international birth.

          Some Photo ID such as a Driver’s License or Passport,

  • If previously married I will need to sight the divorce papers, or death certificate if widowed, and
  • We will also need to know the year of birth of any children born to a previous marriage.

Note: If you are unable to supply all of these documents, that is ok, but I will need to sight the original documents prior to the marriage ceremony.

At this meeting a deposit of $85.00 is required to secure your wedding day in my diary.


Step 3:

At this meeting we will complete the Notice of Intended Marriage Form as much as is possible, and when you are happy that the content is accurate after proof reading, we will arrange a date and time for all to sign it. This Form will remain with me until after the marriage is complete. I will provide you with a pamphlet put out by the Justice Department with useful information about marriage in Australia and where to find support services if needed.


Step 4:

Once step 3 is complete, we will discuss the wedding script. I can provide you with several drafts to work from in hard copy or digital form by email. We will determine the date, time and location for your wedding and discuss your desired dress code. It is beneficial if you choose an outdoor wedding, to have an alternative backup venue in case of rough weather.


Step 5:

We will communicate with each other in finalizing the script and any other issues that may arise, by phone or email until you are happy with the process. Once this phase is complete, I will prepare all of your required legal documents to be signed at your marriage, and your decorative marriage certificate.

Step 6:

Attend your wedding venue at the decided time, prepared to be married with two witnesses who are prepared to sign your legal papers. Witnesses cam be anyone, friends, family, or people you have arranged, the only legal requirement is that they are over 18 years old and speak the language spoken at the ceremony or have an interpreter present if not.


Step 7:

We will conduct the marriage ceremony in regard to your wishes and in a professional manner. After the ceremony we will proceed to a table where we can all sign and witness the legal documents. At this point, congratulations are in order accompanied by much cheering.


Step 8:

Traditionally a wedding feast is held somewhere after the wedding, and this is your personal choice. The celebrant does not attend the feast unless requested to do so.


Step 9:

I will deliver your signed legal documents to the Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, usually on the next Monday after the wedding, but definitely within 14 days of the wedding as is required by law. 


Once those papers are delivered, or submitted online, you can apply online or in person to the registrar General, for your “Official Marriage Certificate.” You will need this Official Certificate to conduct name changes in Passports, Drivers Licenses, and many other business registrations and such. 


I can apply for your Official Certificate of Marriage on your behalf when submitting your documents online, the cost of the certificate, delivered to you by Registered Post, is $55.62.

How do we book a meeting with you?

Ron Cruickshank Marriage Celebrant

You can see my calendar on my website and select available times for your first meeting where you will submit your Notice of Intended Marriage.

Alternatively you can phone me on mt mobile +61 0400 606 321 or contact me by email from my Easy Weddings Portal.

If you do not see an available date for your wedding, no fear, I am very adept at shuffling my calendar to suit!

Can we do the first meeting online? (COVID-19 SAFE)

Ron Cruickshank Marriage Celebrant

Yes! We can gather all the information by phone, Skype, Zoom or Facetime and complete your Notice of Intended Marriage as much as possible.

We will need to meet briefly after that to sign the document, or you can take your copy, emailed to you, to a notarary person listed on the form near the signature section and sign it with them as a witness, then send me a copy electronically or by mail.

You will need to produce originals of all ID documents used, and of the signed Notice of Intended Marriage before the marriage ceremony can commence.

This method works well for international people planning to marry in Australia, e.g. from a cruize ship...

What extras are available for our ceremony?

Ron Cruickshank Marriage Celebrant

I have the following available in my extras schedule:

  • Portable Amplifiers (2 with wireless microphone capabilities and a lapel mic)
  • Sony video camera with tripod - wireless sound can be plugged into this unit.
  • I can publish your video into a DVD or an MP4 for you to enjoy, 
  • Signing table with choice of white or magenta table cloths.
  • Gold pens.
  • A script folder with extra information relevant to you included.
  • I can arrange for your Official Certificate of Marriage to be posted to you from Births, Deaths and Marriages (you cover their fee only for this service)

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