YCBM – Initial Email

{CREATED} Hi {bridesfirstname} and {groomsfirstname}, Your ceremony booking is for: {START} at {TYPE-NAME} ({DURATION}) {TYPE-DESCRIPTION} Your reference is : {REF} Please read the VERY IMPORTANT information below. To confirm your booking and to ensure your ceremony can go ahead at the above time and date, it is necessary to ensure you lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage form at least 1 calendar month prior to your ceremony date. Example. If you are getting married on the 10th May 2023 you need to complete and email it back to Simple Ceremonies no later than the 10th April 2023. If you do not do this, we will not be able to marry you on the above date. If you then wish to proceed with another date you will need to rebook and repay for your ceremony. So, please carefully follow the directions below to ensure all goes smoothly for your ceremony. ALSO follow us on socials to get all the latest and SPECIAL OFFERS.                          AND check out our great PARTNER OFFERS at the bottom of this page. But before you do anything else 😉 read “What to do now.” below and ensure …

Engaged couples to be reunited under travel exemption change

Sydney Morning Herald 18th August 2021 By Wendy Tuohy Australians engaged to foreign nationals who have Prospective Marriage Visas but have been unable to get into the country to wed will be eligible to reunite with their loved one under visa changes announced today. Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said 1600 people with Prospective Marriage Visas would be eligible to apply for travel exemptions. Until now, those on the subclass 300 visa were not considered immediate family and were barred from entry, even though the Department of Home Affairs had recognised their relationships as legitimate. The change brings Melbourne doctor Raymond Chan one step closer to reuniting with his fiancee Thi Dung Nguyen. CREDIT:PENNY STEPHENS Amelia Elliott of the lobby group Grant Offshore Partner Visas Now said many of the couples affected have been separated for more than 17 months. “It is life-changing, especially for those whose biological clocks are ticking and have been waiting to start a family,” said Ms Elliott. “For these Australians to be reunited with their future spouses is an end to 17 months of trauma associated with long-term partner separation, and the beginning of the rest of their lives.” In July, Melbourne doctor Raymond Chan described the pain …

Prospective Marriage Visa Approved

Applying for a Prospective Marriage Visa can be a difficult time. Getting all your documents in line, arranging prospective flights and trying to arrange a prospect marriage – all at the same time. We understand it can be very difficult , which is why we try and make it as simple as possible for you. We recently received a request from a couple wishing to plan their proposed wedding ceremony so they could then apply for their Prospective Marriage  Visa (Subclass 300). This is something we deal with all the time. To make it easy for couples going through this process, Simple Ceremonies has created what we call a Lodgement Voucher – this provides you with ALL your marriage requirements for your visa application. This includes the lodgement of your Notice of Intended Marriage and also a personalised letter to submit with your application. We love hearing from our couples how easy it had been and importantly how quickly it was processed. We received this email from Milan on the 5th August 2021 after first receiving their application on the 27th June 2021 (39 days). “Hi Ange, Just to let you know that Rimson’s Prospective marriage visa has been granted. …

Bunnings but not weddings

‘You can still go shopping at Bunnings’ but not get married By Jenny Noyes When Greater Sydney was sent into a two-week lockdown on June 26, Rosa Lynes-Ross and her fiance Joshua Bowden were optimistic their wedding would go ahead as planned on July 16, and didn’t think they needed to rush to tie the knot. But with the lockdown now extended to at least August 28, the couple are beginning to regret that they didn’t fast-track their nuptials to the weekend the restriction was announced. If they had, they could have started their lives together by now. Rosa Lynes-Ross, 20, and Joshua Bowden, 23, at the time of the their engagement announcement.CREDIT:BRAD L SPENCER/WILD WIND CO Instead, as devout Christians who, for religious reasons, are not prepared to move in together until they are married, the lockdown has left them in limbo. Under the public health order, marriage – as in the legal ceremony, which requires a minimum of five people to attend – is banned. It’s a significant change from last year’s lockdown rules in NSW and other states, when legal marriages could still go ahead with a tight limit on attendee numbers.   The couple’s minister, the Reverend …

Age Gap in Marriage

The toxic truth about my age-gap marriage By Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal August 2, 2021 — 3.20pm I was 26 when I met my now ex-wife. She was far more successful than me, white and substantially older. Seven years later, we divorced following our much-publicised relationship. This week, I found myself reflecting on our age-gap marriage after reading about the wedding of Lady Kitty Spencer, 30, to 62-year-old billionaire Michael Lewis. In marrying him, Princess Diana’s niece has chosen as her partner a man five years older than her father, Earl Spencer. The couple have given away little detail about their romance – so, naturally, there has been endless speculation about the age difference. The subject has also been in the news thanks to 63-year-old Sharon Stone’s rumoured romance with balaclava-clad rapper, RMR, aged 25. My ex is the British newspaper columnist Liz Jones who, during our time together, turned her one-sided take on our relationship into a lucrative industry, churning out thousands of articles. I still appear in her work now, despite not speaking to her in 12 years.   I thought a great deal about that relationship over lockdown – its disparities in age, race, power and income – while …

What makes an amazing Marriage Celebrant?

Easy answer … someone who loves what they do! Sure. But I think we all understand it takes a bit more than that. . Stuff like: experience, confidence and critically, fun. But also the boring stuff too, like: ease to book you wedding ceremony, documentation streamed lined like the Notice of Intended Marriage and regular communication to give you confidence.

Quiet, beautiful place to get married in Sydney

A beautiful quiet bush setting to get married is only 15 minutes from Sydney. Looking for a quiet, serene backdrop for your wedding, that feels a million miles away from anywhere?We have you covered at Simple Ceremonies with our Davidson Park, Forestville.  

COVID Weddings Return in 2021

Following at tumultuous year for couples getting married, wedding ceremonies are starting to return in Sydney. Couples who have had to put off their ceremonies because of the coronavirus are not heading back to the wedding aisle – may not exactly as they had planned – but still with lots of LOVE. And that is exactly what Mauricio and Daniela did. They decided on a simple ceremony, as many of their family and friends could not make it there from Columbia. But they still chose to have chairs and decoration at their ceremony and to walk down the aisle.   Their wedding ceremony was held at Blues Point Reserve with Iconic Sydney Harbour in the back ground. So there would be no question about where they were getting married as their guests watch on live over Zoom.

Sydney wedding reception

Looking for a venue to celebrate your marriage? Christabelle and Ben partied with 60 of their friends! =================================================== .. We’ve partnered with Green Moustache – a cool rooftop bar based in the heart of North Sydney. It’s an oasis that is the perfect location to chill out with some friends and enjoy the amazing food and drinks list.

The easiest way to get married

Find a marriage celebrant who can take care of every thing. As we all understand, the easiest way to do something is to find someone else who has done it before (or many times before) – because they have already learned the easiest (and best) way to do it. This applies to weddings too. Find a marriage celebrant with lots of experience (and 5 star reviews). Then your marriage celebrant will be able to guide you through the rest, including ; the legal elements of getting married and the important parts, your special ceremony and the celebration! Your marriage celebrant should also be able to help you with; locations to get married, wedding photographers, wedding flowers, seating & decorations for your wedding ceremony wedding reception venues wedding rings wedding cars Intimate wedding or something larger Whether it is just an intimate wedding, like Oli & Becky (and their 2 witnesses) or Or you are getting the whole gang together for your special wedding day! Your marriage celebrant should be your first port of call to make for a stress free wedding!