Cherish The Memories - Jenny Ashen

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Brisbane & Surroundings / Gold Coast/ Sunshine Coast / Toowoomba
Business Hours
7 Days
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As a wedding professional, Cherish The Memories - Jenny Ashen offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.

conjugal status on marriage certificate?

Do both husband and wife have to mention their conjugal status (if one of them previously divorced) on their marriage certificate? Are there any options with the marriage certificates like can they choose any marriage certificate that does not require conjugal status details?

Cherish The Memories - Jenny Ashen

Simple answer is Yes.

By law you much state your conjugal status  on the NOiM and Marriage Certificate

If you have any further questions please contact me

How can I incorporate my step-child into the ceremony?

Cherish The Memories - Jenny Ashen

There are many ways to have your step-child included in your ceremony.

Depending on the age you could have he/she as a Ring Bearer, Flower girl/page boy, Usher for example.

Have a special part in the ceremony where he/she will feel special - Sand Ceremony, for a girl get a ring/bracelet ceremony and so much more.

Your Celebrant should have many examples that they can show you to help out.

How does the name change process work?

Do celebrants help with this process?

Cherish The Memories - Jenny Ashen

Your Celebrant should be able to guide you through this process.

You can go on line to Birth, Deaths and Marriages and print off your application for your official Marriage Certificate or your Celebrant can send in the form for you.

Once you have the official certificate have a few copies made and signed by a Justice of the Peace. You can then start notifiying banks, Superanuation etc your change of name

Are marriage annulments a thing in Australia?

Cherish The Memories - Jenny Ashen

As Celebrants we are not to give out legal advise.

Contact your local Law Court and they will be able to help you out

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

Cherish The Memories - Jenny Ashen

Traditionally the Bride is on the Left and the Groom on the right.

When I have outdoor ceremonies I decide which side as to which way the wind is blowing.

Of course this has been discussed prior with the couple.

I like the wind to be blowing towards the brides face so her hair and veil won't blow over her face

Should I avoid getting married on Jan 13th as it will be so busy right?

We're a same-sex couple

Cherish The Memories - Jenny Ashen

January 13th might seem to be a day that may be busy but there are enough Celebrants out there that you would be able to find one that you and your partner feel comfortable with.

If you would like to have a chat about your Special Day, don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

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? :/

Cherish The Memories - Jenny Ashen

In summer weather I recommend a shaded area for guests but if cooler weather they are ok for the ceremony so long as the bride isn’t running too late.

you could always supply umbrellas for elder guests or suggest they bring one sling.

If a Couple Doesn't Kiss at Their Wedding, What Else Can They Do?

I am extremely phobic of being touched, but at weddings the couple always kisses. Is it a requirement, or are there different things I can do? If so, what?

Cherish The Memories - Jenny Ashen

Congratulations on your up coming Wedding.

I have had many couples not kiss for many reasons.

You do not have to do this ritual.

Maybe have something a bit more fun like High 5, Fist pump, exchange roses or something similar.

What ever you choose you will have a fantastic ceremony and day.

Can a celebrant perform a marriage of his own son or daughter?

Pastor of a local small church group wants to perform the marriage of his son and future daughter in law. In Victoria Australia is this legal?

Cherish The Memories - Jenny Ashen

As a Celebrant we can and I have officiated wedding ceremonies for my son and daughter.

It is such a special feeling when it is your own child, not that every wedding is special to me.

As for a religious minister, I'm not sure but don't see why not

Hope this is helpful and have a wonderful day.

I'm a chilled bride. Is that a bad thing?

I just don't need any stress, and I don't think the wedding is as important as the marriage. Don't get me wrong, is IS important and I have my gorgeous dress and venue, and all of that, but do I really need to be going crazy for months in the lead up, worrying?

Cherish The Memories - Jenny Ashen

This is not a bad thing.

It shows you are relaxed in your decisions and you will certainly enjoy and remember your special day.

If things are not left till the last minute there is no reason to be stressed.

I try to help my couples to be organised so there is less to stress about.

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