Information and ideas regarding getting married on the fabulous Gold Coast!

Sue Raward Gold Coast Marriage Celebrant

Sue Raward is a authorised marriage celebrant servicing mainly the Gold Coast and surrounding areas in QLD and NSW.

Here is a brief introduction to some of the other wedding information pages on this website.

  • FAQ
    Frequently asked questions about getting married, the wedding ceremony, the legal requirements and what exactly does the marriage celebrant do?

  • Wedding Checklist
    Wedding checklist 6-12 months out then 3-6 months then 1 month then 2 weeks 1 week and 1 day before the marriage.

  • Wedding Vows
    Some ideas for your Marriage vows. This page also tells you what the compulsory marriage vow is and why you have to say it

  • Wedding Locations
    A list of outdoor wedding locations on the Gold Coast and links to the Gold Coast City Council and Tweed City Council forms you may have to fill out if you want to get married in a public place

  • Wedding Songs
    A selection of some great songs for various times during your wedding ceremony including walking down the aisle (procession), signing of the marriage certificate and register, the announcement and walking together as a married couple to embrace guests.

  • Wedding Poems
    A short list of 8 wedding poems written with different emphasis. Love poems are a nice addition to a weddding ceremony as they tend to enhance the emotions of the moment and remind everyone why they are all there, to celebrate a couple's love for each other.

  • Gold Coast registry office
    The link above has some good news and bad news. Bad news first, there isn't a registry office on the Gold Coast, but a courthouse wedding at Southport performs a wedding ceremony one day a week for one marriage only. The good news is that Sue specialises in registry office style weddings (called an elopement style ceremony) and you can read about an elopement wedding on the page linked above. Sue's prices are comparable to the Brisbane registry office wedding.

  • How to change your name after marriage in QLD
    Updated details of how to change your name after getting married in Queensland, Australia.

Please feel free to give me a call anytime on 0403 605 057 for an obligation-free chat about your upcoming ceremony or alternatively email me on: