GAY WEDDINGS

Celebrant for gay weddings

Hello and congratulations 

on your exciting decision to get married.

At Everyday Life Celebrants I am all about celebrating life, and I do this no matter what your orientation. Gay marriages became legal in New Zealand in  April 2013, a long overdue acknowledgment of the many kinds of relationships and families in our communities. 

I believe you have the right to celebrate the love you have for one another in a formal way and to express it with family and friends at your UNIQUE ceremony. 

I promise a ceremony that truly reflects your relationship and individual personalities. Together we will create a fun, fresh and meaningful ceremony that is truly your own.

 

THE PROCESS

WORKING WITH ME AS YOUR WEDDING CELEBRANT
 

FEE

Standard Fee: 

To help you mange your budget, I work on a rate of $60.00 per hour. Typically to plan, prepare, rehearse and officiate  your ceremony ranges from  12 - 15 hours. However once we have a clear idea of what services you require,  final fee is agreed.

My services include:

  • Providing all the legal documentation

  • Preparation and creation of a personalised ceremony that honours your stories and reflects your values and beliefs.

  • Two face-to-face meetings or where it is more practical, by Skype.

  • Meetings will be held at my home or an equally convenient location.

  • If you are an overseas couple we can meet via Skype and email.

  • The Wedding Rehearsal is essential to ensure the smooth running order of events on your special day.

  • Officiating at the ceremony on the day of your wedding.

  • The Formal Registration of your marriage with Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Extras:

Travel Fee

The fee is inclusive of travel for any ceremony performed in Auckland Central or Blenheim/Picton. If I am required to travel to your ceremony outside the Auckland Central or the Blenheim/Picton, we will negotiate the travel fee before we confirm the booking.

Speech & Presentation Coaching

Refer to the page on Social Speeches

Other Extras

You may request additional special services in which case we will negotiate these at the time we confirm the booking.

Terms of Payment:

 

Booking Fee

A 50% deposit is required 7 days after confirmation to secure your desired date and time.

Balance of Payment

The balance of total fee payable 14 days prior to your ceremony.

Forms of Payment

Fees can be paid by cash or electronic bank transfer.

Cancellations & Refunds

Any fees paid are non-refundable. Because your booking fee covers the administrative time and costs involved in the legal aspects of the ceremony.

 

 

NOTE:

If for any unforeseeable circumstance I am unable to officiate at your ceremony I will organise a replacement celebrant.

Confidentiality

I respect your privacy and you can be assured that your personal details and your wedding arrangements are strictly confidential. Information is only disclosed to the authorities I am obliged to lodge forms with and report to.

I may ask permission to use your images and names for my personal online marketing (for example on my website or in social media) but you are under no obligation to agree.

APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENCE HERE:

NZ Marriage Licence

VCANZ
Speech New Zealand
Speaach Communication Association
The Celebrant School
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