What can we expect to receive from your services?
Are there rules about where we can marry?
How much will a ceremony cost?
Are there different kinds of Marriage Ceremonies?
What are the legal steps we must take to get married?
What is involved in getting a Marriage Licence?
Who has the authority to perform marriages? How do I know they are authorised?
Where can I get more detailed information on Marriages in New Zealand?
When do I need to book my Celebrant?
Do you perform weddings overseas?
I/We live overseas but wish to be married in New Zealand. Can you perform a ceremony for us, and help us with planning etc.?
A ceremony that has been personally designed for you! A ceremony that can be traditional, modern or both. Your personal choice of music, readings, format and symbolism.
I am online most days so you are able to easily make contact with me if email is convenient to you.
I offer you relaxed interviews with me - usually at my home office, where you can discuss all of your ceremonial requirements. There is no such thing as a silly question. I am here to help make the entire process as stress-free and relaxed as possible.
I will arrive for your ceremony at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled ceremony time, and I will guarantee that no other ceremony will be booked.
No – but a permit is always required if the ceremony is to be in a public place, and some councils will charge a fee depending on the location. Check with the council of the venue/location for further information.
The cost depends on the ceremony. I usually charge $390 for a wedding ceremony. There is an additional charge of $50 if I am required to attend any rehersal before the ceremony.
There are two types of ceremonies:
To get married in New Zealand you must hold a valid marriage licence. Before you apply for the marriage licence you must:
Application for a Marriage Licence is made to the Registrar of Marriages (both parties must be over 16 years of age to be issued with a Marriage Licence).
You will need the name of your celebrant to put on your application.
The Marriage Licence is issued after 3 days.
The Marriage Licence is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.
Registered or authorised Celebrants are only those persons appointed by the Registrar-General as Marriage Celebrants, and whose names appear in the List of Marriage Celebrants in the New Zealand Gazette.
There is a multitude of information on the Department of Internal Affairs website.
Most professional Celebrants are busy, so it is advisable to book one as soon as you have decided on your date, time and venue.
You are advised to book as soon as you can. Call or email me for an obligation-free appointment.
Yes, as long as all travelling and accommodation costs are covered.
Yes, absolutley! It would be my pleasure. I can also provide reliable and friendly witnessess should you require them.