Port Coastal Weddings
Ceremonies for life………

Steps to Success


1 Let’s meet…

We meet, obligation-free, to talk about your ideas and dreams for your ceremony. It is important that you are confident that what I have to offer is what you believe will ensure your wedding ceremony is exactly what you imagine.

2 The Legal Paperwork

Once we have agreed to work together, the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) is completed, signed by you, and witnessed by me.

3 Gathering our thoughts and Ideas

You will be given a questionnaire to take away plus a booklet of suggestions and ideas to help you decide what you want in your ceremony. You will be supported throughout this process.

4 Writing the Ceremony

I use the information you have provided to prepare a draft of your ceremony. We work on it until it is perfect for you..

5 Rehearsal Time!

We get together with all your bridal party, preferably at the location of the ceremony, to ‘practice our moves’ and make sure everyone is confident.

6 The Big Day

I arrive 30 minutes before the ceremony and check that everything, and everyone, is ready for the bride’s arrival. The ceremony is performed and the Register is signed by you both as well as your two witnesses. Congratulations! You are now a married couple.

7 After the ceremony…….

I leave you to celebrate and head off to submit your paperwork to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

8 More questions?

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My Responsibilities


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As your Marriage Celebrant, it's my responsibility to:

  • Take care of all the legal requirements and paperwork for your wedding ceremony including the registration of your marriage.
  • Provide you with a copy of the pamphlet Happily Ever…………Before and After.
  • Work with you and create a ceremony that is unique and special to both of you.
  • Conduct your wedding ceremony.
  • Conduct myself in accordance with Attorney General’s Code of Practice for Marriage Celebrants.

To book an obligation-free meeting call me, Geraldine Lightfoot, on 0474 128 302

Our first meeting is completely free - no obligation.