I encourage all couples to select their celebrant on what they offer, not by fee.

Each celebrant sets their own fee. You may expect to pay a little more for the services of a professional celebrant – it will be worth it on the day.

I hear all too often couples disappointment with the mistakes made by celebrants that do not have the skills and experience of a professional celebrant, yet they chose that celebrant on price.  Although I understand at times there maybe budget constraints the ceremony is an important part of the day. A professional well presented ceremony will set the tone and mood for the rest of the days celebrations that all will enjoy.

I guarantee you will be delighted with the service I provide.   

Please contact me to discuss your ceremony requirements.


Legal Requirements - Your Marriage Licence

You will need to complete a "Notice of Intended Marriage" form which is obtained from the Office of Births Deaths and Marriages at the Department of Internal Affairs.  Phone toll-free on 0800-22-52-52 for a form to be sent to you, or go to where all the legal requirements are explained and a "Notice of Intended Marriage" form can be down-loaded.  The form incorporates a statutory declaration that can be signed when one of the parties to the intended marriage lodges the form or picks up the licence.  The current fee for a Marriage Licence is $120.00 (inclusive of GST).

Applicants aged 16 and 17 need parental/guardian consent.

Those who have been previously married need to provide evidence of the dissolution of the previous marriage or their current status.

If being married outdoors, and with Wellington's variable weather, it is recommended you indicate on your licence an alternate all-weather venue.

Allow at least three working days for your application to be processed.  Once the licence is issued, it is valid for 90 days. Ceremonies may take place at any time, on any day, but only at the location specified on the Marriage Licence.

Only a licensed independent marriage celebrant can conduct a wedding ceremony in New Zealand in a form chosen by the parties where they exchange the following words: "I .... take you .... to be my legal wife/husband" (or words to similar effect).  This means your vows can be in words that you choose, as long as the intent is clear.