Weddings
Welcome and I hope you find this information both helpful and inspiring.

Your Wedding Ceremony is probably the most precious and important part of your wedding day so I encourage you take the time to plan and consider your options carefully. A civil marriage ceremony in New Zealand allows you complete freedom to choose where to have your ceremony.

You may decide to have your ceremony at a wedding venue, in a garden, on the beach, on a mountain or elsewhere. One couple decided to have theirs on a cruise launch in the Hauraki Gulf just off Motutapu Island as the sun was setting. The ceremony was held on the front deck of the launch and the wedding kiss drew spontaneous applause from boats moored nearby.

The ceremony can take as long as you like, though most last between 20 to 45 minutes. You can include poems, readings, music or special/cultural symbols or enactments if you wish. Family and friends may participate in the ceremony and remember, every ceremony is unique because it is yours!

I love celebrating marriages and I consider it an honour to be part of your special day.


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For more information you can view or download the guide to Getting Married in New Zealand provided by the New Zealand government.