Celebrant-issued Marriage Certificate
Included in ceremony fee
On your wedding day, I will issue you with an official Marriage Certificate.
This is legal evidence of your marriage, which shows your names and the date and place of marriage.
If you do not wish to change your surname after marriage, this certificate is usually sufficient.
NSW BDM-issued Standard Marriage Certificate
$56 (price set by NSW BDM)
To change your surname (or for other official reasons such as visa applications, as directed), you must request a Standard Marriage Certificate from the your state Birth Deaths and Marriages Department, which shows ALL the details of your marriage registration.
This is the certificate you must produce when changing to a new surname after marriage. This certificate is only issued by your state BDM department, which charges a processing fee.
Certificates are sent to you by the Registry, using registered post.
NSW BDM-issued Commemorative Marriage Certificate
$81 (price set by NSW BDM)
NSW BDM also offers a range of Commemorative Marriage Certificates in a range of themes and styles. They measure 279mmx355mm to fit display frames.
They are purchased as part of a package which includes a Standard Marriage Certificate that can be used for official purposes.
Additional Commemorative Certificates can be purchased for $25 each.
For Tailor-Made Weddings
As part of my overall service, I can order a certificates from BDM on your behalf, on a date of your choice, for up to two months after your wedding. It will be sent direct to you via registered mail. I do not charge extra for this service – the BDM processing charge will be included in your final invoice.
For Kiss Me Quick Weddings
You will be able to order your certificate once I have registered your marriage (usually same day, always within 24 hours).
You can apply online, by post, or in person at a NSW service centre.
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