Weddings and Civil Unions
After our initial contact either my telephone or via the internet, I will invite you both to a free of charge no obligation meeting, this could be , at your home, via the internet or a local cafe with a coffee on me, this will allow us all to get to know each other giving you a chance to ask any questions you have.
Once you have decided that I am the Celebrant for you. Confirmed your booking and paid the non refundable deposit. The balance to be paid the week before the wedding. We will have a second meeting enabling us to cover the legalities and ‘nitty gritty’ of the ceremony. We will brainstorm, sharing ideas and resources to help me to prepare a ceremony for your special day.
How To Apply for a marriage license:
You can be apply for your licence online at http://www.dia.govt.nz or in person at the registry office nearest to your chosen wedding venue. It is always good idea to include two places of choice for your service to be held, just incase of bad weather as you licence will only be valid if held at one of the specified venues. A clear and full address of each venue chosen should be included on your application. A seperate fee will be charged and payable directly to the Department of Internal Affairs of $150 for a Wedding licence (May 2018) If you would like a Certificate of marriage the fee $33. My fee is in addition to this cost.
I will be available via email, Internet and telephone, you can contact me anytime. I am here to provide support for you until your wedding ceremony is complete.
We will arrange a rehearsal usually to be held during the two weeks prior to the wedding day, this will give you an opportunity to ask any more questions, make any last changes and run through the service so that on the day you both feel relaxed, confident and happy with the service that you have chosen.
If you are overseas
A warm welcome to you! Our initial meeting will be via the internet and telephone. We will arrange a meeting and a rehearsal on your arrival that will best suit your travel plans. Keeping close communication with you I will complete much of the planning before your arrival.
Should you wish to hold your Wedding outside of the Otago Region, I will be more than happy to travel. Please note that all travel costs incurred will be included in your quote.
I very much look forward to meeting and working with you sharing your Wedding Day, in the most magical place of your choosing.