Not everyone wants a traditional wedding. Some couples in Canberra have an intimate no frills preference and want to legalise their union in an affordable way and not have a big wedding. Unfortunately, in Canberra we do not have a registry office. Lots of couples, for a variety of reasons, choose to have a quick, intimate, small ceremony… what I call a ‘quickie’.
Does this sound like what you are after?
A ‘quickie’ is still a meaningful ceremony. A small affordable ceremony does not diminish the warmth and sincerity. ‘Quickies’ are quick and easy. A cheaper alternative is still a joyous ceremony that you and your guests will enjoy.
For many overseas students living in Canberra this is ideal. In some countries a ceremony is not required to marry, just the appropriate paperwork done and the marriage is then registered. In Australia, you can only marry as part of a ceremony, which includes some mandatory wording by the celebrant and an exchange of vows by the marrying couple, which is the promise you make in front of two witnesses that you will live together in marriage. I can also help you with a letter for immigration purposes if your partner is coming to Australia from overseas to marry.