Paperwork/Legals Only Weddings

Paperwork/Legals only weddings  are becoming an increasingly popular option for couples who want a quick and simple way to get married. These types of weddings focus solely on the legal requirements of getting married, without any added frills or traditional ceremonies.

What are Paperwork/Legals Only Weddings?

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Paperwork/Legals only weddings are essentially a stripped-down version of a traditional wedding. They involve completing all the legal requirements for getting married, such as signing the marriage certificate and having it witnessed by an authorized person and two witnesses. This means that there is no formal ceremony or exchange of personal vows. There is a brief “ceremony” where mandatory sentences are shared by the Celebrant and the couple.

Why Choose a Paperwork/Legals Only Wedding?

There are several reasons why couples may opt for a Paperwork/Legals only wedding.

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For some, Legals only marriages are often chosen by couples looking to get married as soon as possible without the expense of a traditional wedding ceremony. This may be due to a variety of reasons, including:

  • formalising a couple’s relationship prior to moving overseas
  • preferring to be married prior to the birth of a child
  • avoiding the expense of a bigger celebration
  • preferring a more intimate and low-key approach to getting married
  • to be legally married prior to an overseas celebration or traditional cultural celebration at another place and time
Preparing for a Paperwork/Legals Only Wedding

A Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) needs to be completed and lodged with your Celebrant at least one month before the ceremony. You will also need to provide proof of identity (a Passport will cover this) and any other documentation such as proof of divorce or death of a previous spouse.
Prior to your legals only ceremony a Declaration of No Impediment to Marriage must be signed to indicate you are consenting to marry of your own free will and you are legally entitled to marry.

What to Expect

As mentioned, legals only weddings do not involve any traditional ceremonies or exchanging of vows. The focus is solely on completing the legal requirements for marriage. This means that the ceremony itself will be quite short and simple.
During the legals only ceremony, you will be required to sign three marriage certificates in the presence of the Celebrant and two witnesses. All documents are then submitted for legal registration to Births Deaths and Marriages in the State of Australia where you are marrying.

Choosing Michael Janz as your Legals Only Celebrant

When planning a Legals only wedding, it is important to choose a celebrant who is authorized to perform marriages in your location. Couples should also consider a celebrant who specializes in Legals only weddings, such as Michael Janz. Michael will ensure you feel comfortable with his warm but professional demeanor.

Michael has extensive experience in conducting legals only weddings and can guide couples through the process with ease. He can also provide witnesses, as necessary for a small additional fee. Michael is dedicated to ensuring that your legals only wedding runs smoothly and stress-free. Michael can conduct ceremonies in his home office and is able to provide onsite parking for the ceremony. If you prefer, Michael can also travel to a location of your choice for the ceremony.


Paperwork/Legals only weddings may not have all the traditional elements of a traditional wedding, but they offer an efficient and cost-effective option for couples who are looking to marry with minimal fuss. They are a great option for couples who want to complete the legal requirements of marriage before celebrating with a larger, more traditional ceremony at another location. By choosing an experienced celebrant like Michael Janz, you can have peace of mind knowing that all legalities will be carried out in a professional and timely manner.


Elope in Sydney

Elope in Sydney provides you with a customized service for your intimate ceremony or small destination ceremony in the greater Sydney area.

Our packages are designed to allow you to build a unique wedding that focuses on your individual requirements to make your wedding a special one.

Elope in Sydney  packages are from Monday – Thursday (Weekend packages may be available on request)

Packages commence at $1995.00.

Elopement packages include the following:

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT, ELOPE IN SYDNEY … services provided by Michael Janz Celebrant

Sydney Marriage Celebrant, Michael Janz prides himself on creating beautiful weddings that are unique to every couple. From your very first meeting right up until your wedding day, you will feel completely at ease as Michael crafts the perfect ceremony for you.

• A no- obligation initial meeting.
• Guidance and support in writing your personalized ceremony and vows.• Wedding Ceremony Resource Kit, including ideas and options to assist you.
• Unlimited communication in the planning and lead up to the Ceremony.
• A unique and personalized Ceremony in line with your wishes.
• Delivery of your Ceremony on the day in a professional, warm, and personal manner.
• High quality P.A. system and microphone so that all guests can hear the Ceremony and any music required during it.
• Completion of all legal documentation and application for the supply and postage of your Marriage Certificate from NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, ELOPE IN SYDNEY  … provided by Adriana Samanez Photographer

Adriana Samanez, is a Wedding and Destination Wedding Photographer whose pictures tell a thousand words. Adriana has shot amazing weddings across the globe and is now offering her talents to couples eloping in Sydney.

• Initial consultation to get to know about you as a couple and your wedding.

• Two hours of photographic coverage of your wedding day including the Ceremony, family/ witness photos and a small “just married” session with the newlyweds.
• A slide show set to music which encompasses your story together and creates a beautiful memory of the day.



WEDDING STYLING, ELOPE IN SYDNEY … Options provided by Lovesick Weddings

Lovesick Weddings offers effortless & affordable ceremony designs in Sydney.

Elope in Sydney offers the following Styling Packages in addition to the included Marriage Celebrant and Photography.


• 12 White Padded Chairs Classic
• Signing Table with white linen plus two chairs
• Aisle runner – seagrass runner or fresh rose petals
• Price includes set up, pack-up, delivery and GST.
• (A choice of Wedding Arches and Florals is available at an additional fee).

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• 24 White Padded Chairs
• Choice of Any Arch
• Classic Signing Table with white linen plus two chairs

• Aisle runner – seagrass runner or fresh rose petals

• Price includes set up, pack-up, delivery and GST.


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If you live in Sydney, the Elope in Sydney team  can come to your house or unit and stage your Ceremony there!

If you are planning to stay in a Sydney hotel or resort, then we can come to your room or alternatively stage your Ceremony in the hotel or resort grounds. (with permission).
There are so many beautiful places to get married in Sydney that it can be hard to choose a location.
We can help you with a few of our favourite elopement wedding spots.
It is important to note that many parks in Sydney require permission to host a wedding ceremony including a booking through a local Council or Trust and booking fee. This ensures your privacy and access to your special spot on the day.

Click here to Contact Elope in Sydney to create your dream wedding without breaking the bank … 

Phone: Michael Janz Celebrant on 04411 420 918

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