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Formal Wedding

I like to have a informal meet and greet coffee with the prospective couple before the wedding. This coffee date gives us the opportunity to meet each other before, and also gives the couple the opportunity to tell me a bit more about themselves so I have a better understanding of who they are before their big day. This coffee date also affords the couple the opportunity to voice any special preferences they may have in terms of which passage/scripture verse they would like me to use on the day.

The ceremony itself is approximately 30minutes where I will share a passage of scripture out of the Bible and share a very informal message as per the request from the couple. From here I move onto the wedding format and vows.

After the wedding ceremony the original wedding documentation and copy of the signed register will be handed in to the Department of Home Affairs for the registration of the marriage.

Private Wedding

Typically a private wedding party would include the bride and groom and 4 guests, two of which would include the two witnesses who will sign the wedding register on the day.

A private wedding ceremony is generally for couples who do not want a formal wedding ceremony, however at the same time do not simply want to marry at home affairs. Here you get the option to keep it small and quick, yet still intimate at the same time with your closest nearest and dearest there to witness your special union.

After the ceremony the documentation is handed in at Home Affairs for the registration of the marriage.

Legal Registered Marriage Certificate plus travelling fee to the venue and back charged at standard AA rates

Wedding Therapy

I have been a pastor for almost 40 years, and have had the privilege to marry hundreds of couples over the years. I have a passion for the COVENANT of marriage as it’s been intended by the Holy Spirit. I believe that part of my calling and gifting is to help couples understand the fullness of what that means in practice in their everyday lives as a married couple negotiating areas like finances, kids, work, family, in-laws etc.

Should a couple consider premarital counselling, I would typically advise them to book 3 sessions, however, couples are free to choose however many sessions they feel comfortable with.

I also do post-marriage counselling.

Hello! I’m Bennie Smit

Licensed Marriage Officiant
Husband to my wonderful wife of 42 years, father to four incredible kids, grandpa to three beautiful grand kids and a passionate lover of Christ. I am passionate about people and to see them walk in all they were made to walk in and live their best life, particularly in the area of marriage where two healthy people definitely fare better than one.

 It’s your big day, Your moment, Your CELEBRATION, How & where you want, Let me share this journey with you

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Frequently Asked Questions

Documentation required if you have never been married before and are both South African citizens:

  • A copy of each of your South African ID
  • 3 x ID photos each
  • A copy of each of your two witnesses South African ID

Should you have a pre-nuptial agreement in place, I will require a copy of the cover letter from your lawyer

Documentation required if either of you have been married before and are both South African citizens:

  • A copy of each of your South African ID
  • 3 x ID photos each
  • A copy of each of your two witnesses South African ID
  • Copy of the decree of divorce/death certificate (whichever applies) from Home Affairs

Should you have a pre-nuptial agreement in place, I will require a copy of the cover letter from your lawyer

Can I get married at my home:

Yes, you are more than welcome to get married at home

Do we need a pre-nuptual contract:

No you will automatically be married in community of property unless you have a pre-nuptial contract that is concluded by an attorney

Can I marry anywhere in South Africa?

Yes you can, however a travelling fee will be charged additionally for anything further than 10km from Key West Shopping centre. This travelling fee will be charged at standard AA rates going to and from the venue

Must we come for marriage counselling before the wedding?

This is by no means a pre-requisite, however from experience I have seen that it can greatly aid in helping to lay the foundation for a successful marriage.

“Thank you for all your effort.Your ceremony was short and sweet with a touch of humour that made every smile.Thank you” Sam and Gus

“We were blessed to have Pastor Bennie Smit.Thanks for the love and involvement”

  The Standers

“Sonder Ds. Bennie Smit sou ons troue nie dieselfde gewees het nie…” Kyber & Mae Nell

“Thank you Pastor Bennie Smit for a great wedding.” N & S

Contact Me

Ask a question or book an appointment below.

082 907 4682

Johannesburg

bennie@myweddingpastor.co.za