Births, Deaths & Marriages is expanding its wedding services

Getting married is an important day for couples. How can we make it easier and better for you?

We have identified a need for more wedding services in the Central Coast, Greater Sydney, Newcastle and the Illawarra.

With an average wedding in Australia costing $36,000 we're also trialling micro-weddings – these offer couples an affordable way to have their dream wedding on a smaller scale.

What is a micro-wedding?

A micro-wedding is an intimate event, usually with less than 35 guests, and are a smaller version of a traditional wedding. Couples can select add-ons to customise their wedding to be the day of their dreams. Micro-wedding packages may include flowers, wedding cakes, food and beverage services and wedding rings.

The aim is to provide couples with an elegant, inclusive and easy to organise wedding day that’s enjoyable and memorable.

A new option - vow renewal

Vow renewal is a celebratory ceremony for a married couple to renew or reaffirm their commitment to each other. It’s a way to commemorate a couple's love - some renew their vows yearly, while others choose milestones such as 5, 10, 25 or 50 years.

Getting married is an important day for couples. How can we make it easier and better for you?

We have identified a need for more wedding services in the Central Coast, Greater Sydney, Newcastle and the Illawarra.

With an average wedding in Australia costing $36,000 we're also trialling micro-weddings – these offer couples an affordable way to have their dream wedding on a smaller scale.

What is a micro-wedding?

A micro-wedding is an intimate event, usually with less than 35 guests, and are a smaller version of a traditional wedding. Couples can select add-ons to customise their wedding to be the day of their dreams. Micro-wedding packages may include flowers, wedding cakes, food and beverage services and wedding rings.

The aim is to provide couples with an elegant, inclusive and easy to organise wedding day that’s enjoyable and memorable.

A new option - vow renewal

Vow renewal is a celebratory ceremony for a married couple to renew or reaffirm their commitment to each other. It’s a way to commemorate a couple's love - some renew their vows yearly, while others choose milestones such as 5, 10, 25 or 50 years.

  • Sharing our findings: trial of a new vow renewal service

    by Linda (from the Project Team),

    Thank you to everyone who had their say on micro-weddings and vow renewals.

    Following this feedback, we have announced a trial of a new vow renewal service which will be offered at Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb on July 23 and The Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale on August 6.

    Vow renewal is a non-legal celebratory ceremony that reaffirms a couples commitment to each other. Some couples choose to do something every year, others for milestones like 10 or 20 years of marriage, whilst others choose a time to reaffirm their commitment that makes sense to them.

    Offering couples the opportunity to renew their vows at amazing micro wedding venues provides an occasion to celebrate and create new memories. After what has been a challenging couple of years for many what better reason to celebrate with family and friends than lasting love.

    Our vow renewal packages will include a personalised ceremony, celebrant, a beautifully styled ceremony space, commemorative certificate and other options such as flowers, photography and post ceremony celebrations that can be customised based on budget and preference.

    For more information visit nsw.gov.au/topics/marriages/micro-weddings/vow-renewal-ceremonies