How much does it cost to get married in Australia?

From $150. The cost of a ceremony, or more specifically, a marriage, varies greatly depending on the Marriage Celebrant you use and the services they offer.

Fees can vary greatly, between $150 to $2,000+.

(and at the end of the day, you'll be legally married no matter how much you pay)

But are you paying too much if you pay more than $150?

Read on to find out what makes up the costs of getting married and what will best suit you.

The Average Cost Of A Wedding May Shock You

With the average cost of a wedding in Australia, coming in at around $36,000 according to the Money Smart Government website, many people are spending a lot of money, that could be used for more substantial returns, such as a  home loan towards the great Australian dream.

In really simple terms, the cost of a wedding can be covered by the following three items:

  1. Legally required documents
  2. Ceremony costs
  3. Bespoke elements for the wedding

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What makes up the cost of a marriage?

The cost of a marriage can be broken into two general areas; Documents and Ceremony.

1. Documents

Legally required

  • Lodgement of your Notice of Intended Marriage form (NoIM)
  • Preparation of your Marriage Certificates & Declaration
  • Registration of your Marriage with BDM NSW
2. Ceremony

Your ceremony can be broken into three parts;

Part 1) Legally stuff (required)
  • The Monitum
  • Your Vows
Part 2) Non-legal stuff but those aspects that can make your ceremony perfect.
  • Professional & engaging Marriage Celebrant
  • Experienced Marriage Celebrant to manage your ceremony on the day (including you and your guests)
  • Prompt communication, prior to the ceremony, to ensure all your questions are answered and you can relax and really enjoy your special day.
  • The option of writing your own personal ceremony
  • Location of your ceremony
Part 3) Bespoke elements - these can really add to the cost
  • Length of time your Marriage Celebrant will be required on the day - ie the length of your ceremony
  • Guest numbers
  • Planning meetings enabling your Marriage Celebrant to write your personalised ceremony for your approval, prior to the ceremony.
  • Rehearsals
  • Travel time and parking costs

Indications of costs you can expect to pay.

Ok, based on what you're after, here are some indictions of costs.

A. Basic Legal Marriage. $150 - $270

This would include;

  • ALL Documents
  • Ceremony  including:
    • Part 1 only
B. Simple Ceremonies Marriage. $270-$350

This would include;

  • ALL Documents
  • Ceremony  including:
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
C. Bespoke Marriage Ceremony. $950-$2000+

This would include;

  • ALL Documents
  • Ceremony  including:
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
    • Part 3
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We're always being asked this because our fee is so much lower than anyone else.

What we've done is stream-line the boring bits of getting married.

We've introduced things, such as; 

  • on-line booking
  • on-line paperwork
  • no interviews
  • registration of marriage same day on-line
  • fixed ceremony locations
 

 

As a result of this, we can offer an all inclusive price, well below the Marriage Registry Office... 

BUT, what we haven't "stream-lined" is the essence, meaning and importance of your very special day.

Having been a Celebrant since 2004, I understand that your wedding is far more important than "efficiencies".

 

Your ceremony is a very special moment in your lives, one you will remember forever. This is central to our service. We will ensure, you have a ceremony you will remember forever. 

Compare to the government Marriage Registry Office.

Simple Ceremonies provides exactly the same legal services as the Marriage Registry Office - but better ... and in beautiful locations.

Compare total costs

Cost of getting married at the Government Registry Office on a Saturday is $487.

Cost of getting married at the Simple Ceremonies Office on a Saturday is $270.

SAVE $217!!!

Compare outcome

Both ceremonies are legally recognised world wide - and Simple Ceremonies is generally registered quicker.




Our other services


Not sure what date you can get married but want to start the paper work. Are you applying for a Prospecive Marriage Visa - this may be of help.  Click here to find out more.

Don't want a legal ceremony but want a celebration - why not a Commitment Ceremony or a Renewal of Vows. Click here to find out more.

Want to add to your special day?

How about: decorations, chairs, witnesses, photographers, food  & beverages, flowers. Click here  to find out more. 

Simple Ceremonies - the Simple, Premium & Cool way to get married!

While offering amazing value.

Your wedding ceremony should be a very special moment in your lives.

So our focus is on giving you, the perfect simple ceremony - with the best celebrants & locations.

We then stream-line the rest - keeping it simple, fast and great value. Standard ceremonies  from just $270.

We also have add ons: chairs, decorations, photographer, flowers, hair & make-up ... even a dress!

One Stop - for your perfect wedding!

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Our Other Services 


Not sure what date you can get married but want to start the paper work. Are you applying for a Prospecive Marriage Visa - this may be of help.  Click here to find out more.

Don't want a legal ceremony but want a celebration - why not a Commitment Ceremony or a Renewal of Vows. Click here to find out more.

Want to add to your special day?

How about: decorations, chairs, witnesses, photographers, food  & beverages, flowers. Click here  to find out more. 







Our other services


Not sure what date you can get married but want to start the paper work. Are you applying for a Prospecive Marriage Visa - this may be of help.  Click here to find out more.

Don't want a legal ceremony but want a celebration - why not a Commitment Ceremony or a Renewal of Vows. Click here to find out more.

Want to add to your special day?

How about: decorations, chairs, witnesses, photographers, food  & beverages, flowers. Click here  to find out more.