A surprise wedding is a very romantic guesture. In Australia, the legal requirement is a couple must give notice of their intent to marry. Each party to the marriage must give 'real consent'.
This means that a one party to a wedding can not arrange a wedding as a surprise for the other party. Any wedding that takes place under such circumstances is an offence that has severe consequences for the celebrant and the couples.
Surprise Weddings for Family and Friends
You can however have a surprise wedding for your family and friends. At MyCelebrant, we can assist you with turning a gathering of family and friends into a surprise wedding.
Before deciding to have a surprise wedding, you should consider you and your partners circumstances and how your family and friends will feel about a surprise wedding.