The minimum legal age for marriage in New Zealand is sixteen years. Those under twenty years, at the time of marriage, will require the formal consent of their parent(s) or guardian(s).
In the big picture of life, I imagine that your wedding will be way up there in the significant occasions that you will experience. Y our relationship is unique, and having a wedding ceremony that is in harmony with you both – your beliefs, ideas and personal style is, therefore, very important.
This is where I can help! Whatever the size or style of your wedding – whether it be a small, intimate & informal . . or a very large, traditional & formal – the words that you will express to each other in the ceremony need to be authentic and appropriate to you both.
We will have an initial meeting together (lasting about an hour) to discuss your thoughts about your wedding and desires for the ceremony. It is important for me to get the ‘feel’ of what you are wanting, to see that we ‘gel’, and that you would like me to be your Celebrant.
I will provide you with plenty of written material to take home, giving you ideas for the wording, and suggestions for readings, music and other parts of the ceremony.
We would communicate by email/phone as you make your decisions. I will then create a ‘draft ceremony’ for you to read over and make any adjustments needed. We go backwards and forwards until you are totally happy and content with the ceremony.
We would meet again several days before the wedding date, to discuss last minute plans and changes, and for me to receive your legal wedding documents. There are occasions when I would recommend a wedding rehearsal. For the smaller, more informal wedding ceremonies, we would adjust above to suit your situation.