You are expected to complete a relationship program. We recommend
Preparation for Marriage at the Albert Centre for Human
Relationships (Wesley House, next to Albert Street Church,
Brisbane City.) A detailed brochure is available and we can assist
with the booking. This is to fulfill government requests for couples
to be well informed about what makes for long lasting marriages.
Some of our ministers may choose to do the preparation themselves.
Please look through the service outline, which we provide, before
the interview. You may have one scripture reading and an additional
and appropriate reading (eg a verse) approved by the minister or
simply have one or more Christian Bible readings. You may have other
inclusions in the service if they are approved by the minister.
The Dayboro Uniting Church - can seat 100 people, and is
fully air conditioned - fee on application.
Other venues, by negotiation, are always possible. An invoice will
be issued with details of the fees and deposit. The fee does not
include musician, flowers or other special requests. A deposit
confirms the booking and the holding of the date.
The Minister's Fee
The minister’s fee is determined by the minister conducting
the service and covers the cost of the interview, preparation and
lodging of documents, stationery, rehearsal and travel. The final
payment should be made within a month of the wedding. Fee details
provided on application.
The Scripture Readings
One or more passages of Scripture shall be read. The following or
other readings are appropriate:
13:4-8 and 13 Love is patient and kind...(The
Ephesians 3:14-21 The
Father from whom every family is named...
Colossians 3:12-17 Love
which binds everything together...
1 John 4:7-16 Let
us love one another for love is of God...
Song of Solomon
2:10-13; 8:6-7 Many waters cannot quench love...
Psalm 128 Happy are they
who fear the Lord...
The Music and Songs
You may hire your own musician/s. It is not recommended that songs/hymns
be sung unless the gathering is made up of regular singers or worshippers.
Music can be electronic (eg CD). It is needed for (i) prior to the
arrival of bridal party (ii) entry of bride (iii) signing of registers
and (iv) exit procession.
In the days just before the wedding a rehearsal can be conducted
at the venue. The bridal party should attend with the bride and
groom. Booking is essential and no extra
fee is charged. At this time a further government declaration is
Please bring your birth certificates to an interview; evidence of
divorce, details of parents' full names and countries of birth.
One government form is to be completed a month before the wedding,
one to be signed just before the wedding, and others at the wedding.
The Register and Certificate are signed in the presence of the gathering.