NOTICE OF INTENDED MARRIAGE: (NOIM)
This is the first step.
The NOIM must be signed ONE calendar month prior to the wedding.
You will both need to provide your original copy of your birth certificates.
If you have been married before, you will need to provideproof of your divorce (decree absolute) or the certificate of death of your spouse.
The NOIM is valid for 18 months from the day it is signed and witnessed by your celebrant.
*All certificates must be the original copy*
This must be signed and witnessed by your celebrant in the week leading up to the wedding.
You must both sign the declaration, stating that there is no legal impediment to your marriage
ON THE WEDDING DAY
You and your witnesses will be required to sign 3 documents.
The Marriage Registry, Certificate of Marriage,
And the Bridal Certificate.
You are required to have two witnesses.
The only requirement is that they are over the age of 18 years
AFTER THE SERVICE
(or by mail with the supplied application form)
for your official certificate of marriage.
You will need this certificate to change your name on any formal legal documents (i.e. drivers licence)