Congratulations! You have found each other and are ready to make the commitment of a lifetime, to declare your love before family and friends. Your wedding marks the beginning of a whole new phase of your relationship. It’s your day, your ceremony, and can be designed to reflect who you are and what you believe and all that you hope for your future together. Happily, this is now available for same-sex couples.
There are many different options for having a personalised wedding. It can be conducted anywhere in Australia providing there is space for the two people getting married, the celebrant, and two adult witnesses. You can include whatever poetry, readings, prayers, music and symbols you like. The most important part of the ceremony is the exchange of vows, where you tell each other how you feel and make your promises. The vows must fulfil the requirements of Australian law, and your celebrant will explain this further, but within those guidelines you can incorporate whatever words best express what you want to say.