26 September 2023

Valentine’s Day boom for Registry

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The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages celebrated its busiest day of the year last Friday with the Brisbane Registry fully booked out for Valentine’s Day, 14 February.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Yvette D’Ath said Queensland’s most popular wedding venue had been prepared for a romantic day of celebrations.

She said 19 couples tied the knot at the Registry, 32 floors above the heart of Brisbane’s Central Business District.

“Love was written in more than just the wind — a neon pink, illuminated ‘Just Married’ sign and a flower wall were the photogenic backdrops for newly-weds celebrating their special day,” Mrs D’Ath said.

“I wish all the couples the very best for their future lives together.”

During 2019, the Brisbane Registry hosted 1,905 of Queensland’s 22,178 nuptials, including 126 same-sex marriages.

Wedding ceremonies were held Monday to Saturday (excluding Wednesday), with extended hours on Friday and Saturday for early evening ceremonies.

Due to popular demand, the Registry opens its doors every Thursday from 8.30am to 9.15am to allow couples to meet the celebrants, tour the two ceremony rooms, and take in the Brisbane views.

Regardless of where couples are married in Queensland, the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages also has a range of commemorative marriage certificates available.

The most popular commemorative marriage certificates in 2019 were the Love certificate, followed by the Heart certificate.

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