Many couples ask me about changing their name once they are married. 

Changing your name is quite a simple process.  In NSW, a partner can begin using their spouses’ surname once they are legally married.  If you intend to change your surname to your partner’s surname on an official document such as a passport or driver’s licence, most agencies will require evidence that your marriage is valid and legally registered in NSW.  That’s why it is so important to use a trusted, experienced, and most importantly qualified marriage celebrant.    

Tip – ask your celebrant if they can order your Certificate of Marriage online from Births Deaths and Marriages. This will save you from having to go through the ordering process at a later date.

The only kicker is if you intend to formally hyphenate your surname with your spouse the NSW Government requires you to change your name in the same method that applies to individuals not married.  The good news is, if you are eligible, the change of name process can be completed easily online via the NSW Government website.

As a preferred Coffs Harbour Celebrant, I am here to guide you every step of the way. It’s all part of my 100% stress-free guarantee.

Married By Simon – Celebrating happiness since 2008

 
  • Hi Simon, Renee and I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to thank you for your amazing ceremony on Sunday. You were calm and professional throughout the whole process and we were extremely happy with the way you conducted our wedding. A special thank you for coming out on Saturday evening for a practice run through. That really helped to calm everyone and to let us all know what to expect. It was so cool to have the ceremony so personalised and your assistance and advice was greatly appreciated. Nearly all our guests commented on just how special the ceremony was and of course Renee and I are stoked with how it went. We couldn’t have dreamed the ceremony would go so well and without you it wouldn’t have! So thanks again Simon! We will definitely recommend you to any of our friends who need an awesome celebrant!

    Renee and Ben

  • We would like to thank you Simon for making our wedding day truly memorable. You were very warm and welcoming. We appreciate the time you took to get to know us and our story to make our day special! Your attention to detail was excellent! We never felt rushed or uncomfortable, you were very professional and we would gladly recommend you to any of our friends or family who are getting married!

    Matt and Kate

  • We would just like to THANK YOU for such a perfect and personal ceremony. Our guests thought you were a friend we had known for years (we didn’t tell them any different). There were so many positive comments about the work you did. We loved that you kept the ceremony about us, that you talked about our story and you were so professional. Great suggestion about the music playing throughout. We would highly recommend you to all of our friends and family (even strangers). I also believe that you made such an impact, our guests would be recommending you to their people.

    Your work was very much appreciated!! We can not thank you enough, Simon!!

    Pav & Jacob

  • Simon made our day super special and personal.  Our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it and more!  Our guests complimented Simon about how well he conducted our ceremony.  Best celebrant on the Mid North Coast!

    Kirra and Tim

  • Dear Simon. Thank you for making our day perfect and absolutely memorable. So many of our family and friends commented on your ceremony and how your professionalism and presentation along with your caring and understanding nature assisted with what was a truly remarkable experience. Thank you for including our son throughout the proceedings and a huge thank you for being so understanding towards the interesting dynamics of our families and parents.

    Emma and Toby

  • We just want to thank you Simon for really helping Lincoln and I along the way.  You really helped in every way possible and made us feel so comfortable.  Our guests are still telling us how good of a celebrant you were, so don’t be surprised if you get some calls!  Couldn’t be happier with the service you provided.  Best celebrant (insert smiley face!).

    Melina and Lincoln