FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
When do I need to book you?
I advise brides and grooms to book their celebrant as soon as they have set a date.
I can be booked a year in advance or I can be booked with a few days notice.
What do I need to get legally get married?
You need a Marriage Licence.
This is applied for through The Department of Internal
Affairs, Births, Deaths and Marriages.
I can assist you with the formalities of obtaining your
You also require two witnesses to be present at the ceremony.
Will you work with us to plan the ceremony the way we want it?
Yes, I will be happy to work with you to design a ceremony that is uniquely yours.
This is your day and I will be guided by you as to how you want your ceremony to be.
There are certain legalities that need to included in any ceremony, we can work together to include these in your ceremony.
Do you travel outside of Wellington for weddings?
Yes, I would be very happy to travel to your wedding, however for weddings outside of Wellington my fees will vary to include travel and accommodation.
Will you take a rehearsal for us?
Yes, the day before your wedding we will have a rehearsal.
I will explain to you and your wedding party what will happen during the
ceremony and we will have a run through so every one knows where they
will be and what will be required of them.
We can also practice readings, vows and music as many times as we need to.
What will you do on the day?
I normally arrive half an hour to three quarters of an hours before your wedding ceremony is due to begin.
I have a quick check make sure that everything is the way you
want it and check that your groom/ bride is OK
After I have conducted the ceremony I check all the paperwork is in
I will send the signed Marriage Licence to Births Deaths and Marriages.
I will leave you with a copy of the ceremony and a copy of the
signed Marriage Licence for you to keep.
What do you charge?
My fee is $500.00, including a $200.00 non refundable deposit paid on booking.
My fee will differ if you require me to travel out of town.
In addition I offer a registry office style wedding ceremony for $400.00.
This ceremony is suitable for those couples that require a small ceremony with just
the exchanging of vows and rings and I do's. Wellington
If you require me to travel out of town travel and accommodation costs will apply
We just want a short ceremony, is that OK?
So long as we cover the legal requirements to get married in your ceremony I am 100% happy to make the ceremony as short or as long as you would like it to be.
My only concern is that you are happy with your ceremony.