Mackay and Whitsundays Wedding Guide


You will need to make a few changes to account for your new spouse


YOUare about to embark on a life-changing experience. You are about to legally commit to someone for as long as you both shall live. Along with this comes changes to insurance, tax and superannua­tion. You also need to decide whether you will have a combined bank account or keep things separate.

Your will

You both need to update your will, as marriage can make a will invalid unless you specifical­ly make a will in contemplat­ion of marriage.

Super details and emergency contacts

Get in contact with your superannua­tion provider and update the beneficiar­ies of your account. Also make sure you update any service where you have listed an emergency contact to include your new spouse.

Tell the tax office

Your spousal status will change the way you are taxed. Contact the Australian Taxation Office to find out how you will be affected.


Car, health and home insurance providers need to know your spouse’s details. Contact your providers to find out how marriage will affect your policy.

10 things couples often forget to do

O Favours

O Notice of Intended Marriage

O Vendor meals

O Guest book and pens

O Invitation suite

O Cake knife and toasting flutes

O Technology chargers (for your phone and camera)

O Passport and identifica­tion

O Thank-you notes

O Online reviews (for your wedding venue, reception and honeymoon)

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