Kirk Samuel Goodsell

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As a wedding professional, Kirk Samuel Goodsell offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.

can a marriage celebrant marry a family member?

I went to a wedding and the celebrant was the grooms father. Is this legal?

Kirk Samuel Goodsell

Yes it is! A marriage celebrant can marry any of their family members to another party. 

when to book a marriage celebrant?

Kirk Samuel Goodsell

Usually a marriage celebrant is one of the first things to be booked for we do book up quite far in advance. My advice is once you have set your ceremony date, time and location to start making celebrant inquiries. A celebrant can obviously only be in one place at one time so once we are booked for a particular date and time, we cannot take further bookings. This is not the case for some other vendors like hire companies, florists and cake suppliers etc who may be able to set-up or do drop-offs at different times to accommodate for more than one booking. So book ASAP basically! 

what is an independent marriage celebrant?

Does this mean they are secular?

Kirk Samuel Goodsell

The word 'independent' is subjective and could mean a few different things but I would say majority of the people who use that term would be appying that they are a civil (non-religious) celebrant. 

Help! I need vows help, I honestly have no idea what to say! I love her. What else should I say?

I asked my friends and they said it'd come to me. It hasn't. I am freaking out!!!

Kirk Samuel Goodsell

Here are some tips for writing personal, meaningful and memorable wedding vows.

Firstly, in Australia at all legal civil wedding ceremonies the bride and groom must start their vows with the following sentence:

"I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, NAME, take thee, NAME, to be my lawful wedded husband/wife". Or words to that effect…

The rest of the vow is up to you…

Most celebrants will have samples that you can choose from but many couples like to write their own.

Here are some tips when it comes to writing your vows:

  • What would you like to promise to your partner (serious and light-hearted)?
  • Are there parts of your relationship you would like to emphasise?
  • Feel free to use attributes to describe your love, your partner and your relationship.
  • Do you have special names, words or sayings that are just between you and your partner?
  • What does marrying this person mean to you? How does it make you feel?

The basic format is:

  • A declaration that you are willing and free to marry.
  • A reflection and description of your love and relationship (which may include promises).
  • Conclude by a commitment to love and care for your partner whatever the future may bring.

Remember the following:

  • This is a public declaration of your commitment so others will be listening!
  • Try not to talk for too long! Quality not quantity.
  • Vows should reflect on the past but most importantly, look towards your future together.
  • Don't stray from your personality – serious, fun, light-hearted – stay true to yourself.
  • Above all, they must be sincere.

Don't forget that the bride and groom can have different vows – they don't need to be the same!

Run your vows by a close friend or your celebrant and practice them before the big day.

Have fun writing your vows and remember as long as you are honest, you can't go wrong. Good luck!

How do I ask my gf's dads permission?

I need to ask my gf's dad permission because I want to marry her... but how do I do it? Do I take him out for a beer, call him or what? He's pretty serious so it's a little daunting. We've been dating three years and her family loves me. Her mum is nice should I do it with her there too?

Kirk Samuel Goodsell

Congrats Jakob! I definitely recommend doing it in person and I think including the mother is a very nice gesture! Maybe just take them out for coffee... Nothing too serious/formal. Keep it casual which will make it easier for you. All the best and good luck!

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