The bare minimum

Updated: 4 days ago

When I do a 'legals only' ceremony, it only has the minimum wording I need to say to make your marriage legal. It's like you're going to registry office but you get to do it in my Mount Lawley home or at a location of your choice.




What is the bare minimum?

This is the legal wording that will be said by me and you.


Welcome everyone. My name is Anne Miller, and I am a celebrant duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law.


(Person 1) and (Person 2) before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter. Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.


Please repeat after me your legal vow.

I call upon the people present to witness that I, (Person 1 full name), take you (Person 2 full name), to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/spouse.


I call upon the people present to witness that I, (Person 1 full name), take you (Person 2 full name), to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/spouse.


It is with happiness that I now pronounce you married. Please seal your marriage with a kiss - if you wish!


We sign the Official Marriage Certificates and the Commemorative Marriage Certificate, and your two witnesses watch on then sign these too.


CONGRATULATIONS! You’re married!

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