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Step By Step Guide for Overseas Couple for Getting Married in Australia

Overseas Couple for Getting Married

It was when we were planning a wedding when our couples came up to our team asking if we could help their friends plan their wedding too. At that moment, the team felt that we could help couples plan by helping them with a guide. Planning a wedding in Australia as an overseas couple might seem like a bit of trouble because most of them are not really known to things, but fear not!

We’ve got you sorted with this simple, easy-to-follow guide, like we thought to have. At Wedding Guru we understand the importance of the couple’s devotion towards their big day and somehow ensure that this is also taken up by the team. 

Your Guide As Overseas Couple Getting Married in Australia

Step 1: Grasp the Legal Bits and Bobs

We know that you are excited, probably already ready with the band that will play or maybe the food and the choreography, but let us slow down a bit, why?  There is something very important to get your head around. It is actually the legal stuff for getting married in Australia. 

Yeah, you heard us, as an overseas couple, you’ll need to sort out a valid visa that lets you have a carefree ceremony and will add to your documents in Australia. Given that you are not a natural citizen, you need it for Visa purposes and may be once you want to be full fledged citizens! You’ve got to fill out a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form and hand it over to an authorised marriage celebrant at least a month before the big day. Easy peasy, innit?

Step 2: Pick Your Perfect Wedding Spot

We are not keeping a secret from you that Australia’s got some proper gorgeous places to get your love story started. At Wedding Guru we will ask you and provide you with options, and as the tiny friend would say “An offer you cannot deny!” 

From stunning beaches to lush countryside choose your “I do” place. Take your pick of where you want to commit to a lifetime, thinking about the vibe you fancy and what’ll work best for your guests. 

Whether you fancy a beach bash in Sydney, a rustic do in the countryside, or a beautiful affair in Melbourne, there’s loads to choose from.

Step 3: Contact Us As Your Marriage Celebrant

While you are the leading actors, we at Wedding Guru are the junior actors who leave an impression. 

With our team of top-notch wedding celebrants, we can help you create a personalised and memorable ceremony that’s all about you and your other half. From the first chat to the exchanging of vows, Wedding Guru’s got your back every step of the way.

Step 4: Get Cracking on the Ceremony Plans

Once we are on board, it’s time to get you married. There is so much to do and with us as your wedding celebrant, you have nothing to really worry about. We work closely with you and get your tastes, whether you’re after something traditional or a bit more modern. 

What you love the most like poetic readings, music, rituals, and vows to make sure your ceremony is spot on and truly reflects your relationship.

Step 5: Sort Out the Boring Paperwork

We completely get that amidst the choice if it’s Tulips or Roses, you would not want the papers to be dangling across. However, believe it or not, we are bound to look into it. As an overseas couple, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got all your paper in place for your Aussie wedding. 

This means sorting out your passports, birth certificates, and any other bits and bobs like proof of divorce or death of a previous spouse. What are we for? Wedding Guru can help you make sure you’ve got everything sorted so there are no hiccups on the day.

Step 6: Have a Proper Good Time on Your Wedding Day!

With all the boring stuff sorted, it’s time to let your hair down and enjoy your special day. Let Wedding Guru take care of all the boring bits like logistics and coordination, leaving you free to have a whale of a time with your nearest and dearest. 

From walking down the aisle to hitting the dance floor, Wedding Guru will make sure your wedding day is absolutely smashing.


Planning a wedding as an overseas couple in Australia might seem like a bit of a faff, but with the right guidance and support, it can be a proper cracker of an experience. Follow this step-by-step guide and get Wedding Guru on board to make sure your big day goes off without a hitch. With their help, you’ll have the wedding of your dreams Down Under – no worries, mate! Cheers to love, laughter, and happily ever after!

The Wedding Guru