Hello, my name is Zac Garven, and I am a civil marriage celebrant with a passion for memorable ceremonies.
With a decade of weddings, events, hosting and radio experience, I bring a confident, professional, and stress-free approach to organizing and officiating your ceremony. I am based on the Capricorn Coast, Queensland, but am open to travelling wherever you would like your ceremony.
Be Married By Zac.
What are all the forms required to marry my lover?
- Notice of Intended Marriage form [or NOIM]
- Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage
- Marriage Certificate for the Couple’s records – the pretty one.
- Official Certificate of Marriage – the big red book.
What is the Notice of Intended Marriage form (NOIM)?
This must be signed and witnessed by me, your Celebrant, no later than one month before the date of your wedding. It is exactly what it sounds, a notice of your intended marriage. The form can either be completed electronically or by hand with black ink in BLOCK caps.
If you were born in Australia, I am required to sight your original birth certificates and, if applicable, divorce or death papers if you have been previously married. If you are not an Australian citizen you will need to bring your passport to our initial meeting for me to sight.
What are the other forms we need to complete?
Declarations: You will both need to complete and sign declarations prior to your wedding ceremony to confirm that there is no legal impediment to you marrying each other. This is a document that I provide.
Marriage certificates: There are three certificates you sign on the day: one for you to keep, one for my records, and one for me to submit. We can complete these prior to your wedding being performed so on the day we just need to sign them. I submit all the required documents to Births, Deaths and Marriages.
How do I secure you as my celebrant?
The date and time of your ceremony is secured once either your full payment or 50% non-refundable deposit is received, and the NOIM is signed.
Here is a link to the Government's process on requesting the paperwork needed to change your name after you are married: http://www.qld.gov.au/law/births-deaths-marriages-and-divorces/birth-death-and-marriage-certificates/marriage-certificates/