Can I get married online?
In Australia you can NOT get LEGALLY married online. That is, you can not get legally married over Skype, Zoom, Teams etc. Per the Marriage Act 1961 administered by the Attorney General's Department to legally marry in Australia, the 2 of you, your marriage celebrant and your 2 witnesses MUST physically be together in the same location.
Although you can not have a legal marriage online you can have share you wedding online, as many couples do. Almost all couples choose to share their ceremonies with family and friends who can not be with them on the day.
Often these people are scattered throughout the world in different countries and times zones (Many guests join us in their pyjamas 😉 but still want to be part of this very special moment.
In Marc and Daisy's case, they were married on Sydney Harbour on the 4th April 2020 - right in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. This meant that there were restriction on who could travel to their ceremony but also on the numbers that could be physically there (government restricted weddings to a max. of 2 guests).
So, they took technology in hand. Popped an iPad on a tripod and streamed their ceremony to those near and far, so all could be part of this very special moment. Their guest could see and hear every part of the ceremony and could also be heard cheering, at the appropriate time "You may kiss you bride!". They even choreographed Marc and Daisy's photos hoot, following their ceremony.