Frequently asked questions
How far in advance do I need to book your services?
It is advisable that you contact me as soon as you have set the date, time and venue. I am often booked up in advance, especially during the summer months.
If we decide to get married by you, where can we get married?
You can get married at any place in New Zealand. The place must be stated on the marriage licence, this includes any outdoor areas, beaches parks, boats etc.
We are planning an outdoor wedding, what if it rains on our wedding day?
It is recommended that you have an alternative venue if you are planning on marrying outdoors, this alternative venue must be stated on the marriage licence.
Can we get married any day of the week?
Absolutely, I will marry you on any day of the week and at any time of the day.
What are the legal requirements for all marriage ceremonies?
The legal requirements are that:
- The marriage must be performed by a Marriage Celebrant or Registrar of Marriages at the place specified on the marriage licence;
- The marriage must be performed in the presence of at least two witnesses; and
- During the ceremony, and before at least two witnesses, each party must say the words “I AB take you CD, to be my legal wife/husband” or words to similar effect.
- Both parties and witnesses sign the registration forms
Both parties must sign the registration forms using their pre-married signatures according to their names on the Marriage Licence.
Children may act as witnesses if they understand the importance of the part they take in the recording of the marriage and can demonstrate that understanding in court if later required to do so.