Celebrant-issued Marriage Certificate
Included in ceremony fee
On your wedding day, I will issue you with an official Marriage Certificate which is the legal evidence of your marriage.
It is a shortened version which shows the basic details: your names, the wedding date and location, your witnesses and the celebrant details.
If you do not wish to change your surname after marriage, this certificate is usually sufficient.
NSW BDM-issued Marriage Certificate
$95 within Australia, $105 for overseas
To change your surname (or for other official reasons such as visa applications, as directed), I can order the required Marriage Certificate from Birth Deaths and Marriages Department, which shows ALL the details of your marriage registration. I also strongly recommend that you request this certificate if you are an overseas couple as proof of your marriage to your local authorities.
Certificates are sent to you by the Registry, using registered post. There is an extra charge for this certificate.
I can order this certificate on your behalf for up to two months after your wedding date. The benefits of me doing this for you are:
- No application form required
- No ID checks required
- Easier and faster processing
- I can track progress on your behalf
NSW BDM-issued Commemorative Marriage Certificate
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 can only be purchased as part of a package which includes the BDM-issued Standard Marriage Certificate (see above).