www.govt.nz/browse/family-and-whanau/getting-married/get-a-marriage-licence/What does it cost?
My fees start at $90.00 depending on what style of ceremony you choose.
Do you marry same sex couples?
Can we include friends or family that want to contribute something to the ceremony?
Again absolutely YES. This is what makes your ceremony unique, special and memorable.
Do you travel?
Yes, I charge mileage (cost dependent on location, please chat with me about this) am happy to marry you anywhere.
How do we get our marriage licence?
You can now order this online and request your marriage certificate at the same time, which is my recommendation. https://www.govt.nz/browse/family-and-whanau/getting-married/get-a-marriage-licence/
You can order your licence up to three months before your wedding day.
Can you marry us if we are from overseas?
Absolutely, we can meet via skype or facetime.
How far out from the wedding should we book our celebrant?
As soon as you find your venue, book your celebrant. I get booked out a year or sometimes even two ahead. The more time I have to help plan your ceremony the better.
How do we write our vows and can you help?
I sure can, I have some examples and advice. Or if you have written vows, I'm happy to go over them with you.
What about changing my surname?
The good news is you can just using it after your big day.
For legal documents such as drivers licence and passport you will need to produce your marriage certificate. This is something to bear in mind when renewing these items if you can, wait until after your wedding.
Name change options:
1. You can keep using your current name.
2. Either party can change to their partners name.
3. If you can hyphenate the two names.
4. If you want to use your maiden name as a middle name e.g. Sarah Marie Mills to Sarah Mills Smith you will need to change this by deed poll (talk to me if you need more information).
For more information on this please read LINK
Suggestions of name changes possibly required
Lawyer / Accountant
Car registration NZTA
Doctor / Hospital
Credit / Store cards
Mobile Phone Plan
Department of Internal Affairs (passport)