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?
Question Asked: 6/12/2017 Wedding Date: 6/08/2018
Far North Coast NSW and Gold Coast Region(0) Posted: 14/02/2018
Yes, well Civil Celebrants can, so I imagine it depends on the particular Religion for Religious Celebrants.
Answered by: 8 Experts
Newcastle / Hunter Valley / Port Stephens & surrounding areas
Yes, as long as all legal requirements are met. I have married many family members and would love to marry one of my children should I get the opportunity.
Perth, Rockingham, Bunbury, Margaret River, Mandurah, Peel Region
Yes, there is nothing stopping either a civil or religious celebrant to perform the wedding of a their child, provided all other legalities are complied with.
I had a chat with my daughter, who is 12 years old, just yesterday about this very thing, I said to her that I wouldn't be able to walk her down the aisle unless I do and then promptly take my position as celebrant. Perhaps her brother could walk her down the aisle. Be a lot easier to do the ceremony for a son as it would be harder to give up the traditional role of walking your daughter down the aisle. No probs for a female celebrant though.
Anyway, it would be an honour to do the wedding of a child.
All the best!
Brisbane & Surroundings / Gold Coast/ Sunshine Coast / Toowoomba
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.
Perth + Margaret River - WA
There is nothing stopping you as a Civil Celebrant to marry your own children, siblings,relatives.I have married my nephew and niece to their partners and I found it to be such a special day not only for them but also for me as I felt so honoured knowing I am their Uncle that i married them.It's a more relaxed atmosphere as you know everyone present as they are family.
New South Wales
Yes an authorised celebrant can legally perform weddings for anyone who wishes to marry and this includes any of their family members - including their own children.
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