Removing Ongoing Civil Celebrant Appointments Will Harm Marrying Couples

Well said Anthony, I look forward to following more of your posts

Marriage Celebrant Services

by:  Anthony Walsh – Brisbane Celebrant

The proposed move by the Federal Government to change the way Civil Marriage Celebrants are registered can only cause harm to marring couples.  The annual “Celebrant Registration” fee will not only significantly increase costs of all civil marriages it will also have devastating impacts on one of the most important days in a couples life as marrying couples will have no guarantee that the celebrant of their choice, and with whom they have booked their wedding ceremony, will be still registered at the time of their ceremony.

A Couples choice of a celebrant is based on many individual factors, including the experience, reputation, personality and style of the celebrant, not just the fact that the celebrant has a licence to do the legal paperwork.  Many couples book their wedding well in advance.  I have a number of bookings which are 10 – 14 months…

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