Wedding Day

As a registered Marriage Celebrant I can officiate at your wedding at a venue of your choice at anytime day or night. I have been a registered Marriage Celebrant since 2002 and I have had the joy and privilege of pronouncing many couples as husband and wife in what I define as a  public commitment of your love.  The cost of a Celebrant varies as to your requirements. My Costs include my professional time, expertise, experience, administrative costs and  travel.  It begins with the first point of contact and confirmation of your wedding booking. I set up an initial meeting to firstly meet you both (this is important), and to discuss your ideas and plans to date. This gives me the opportunity to enhance on those and to offer advice and some alternative ideas through my professional services and experiences.

I encourage and assist those who wish to be more involved in their service but rest assured I guarantee that you will have the utmost confidence in me to undertake the compilation and writing of your ceremony on your behalf. After all , that is what a professional does. I have a series of questions I will ask you both and we will discuss the structure and content.  I offer a selection of resource, reading, samples of words for vows and the rings, helpful planning information including responsibilities of the M.C and helpful tips for speech makers as handouts for you to retain. Your questions are welcomed throughout. We will also talk about applying for a licence, music, arrival of the bridal party, timeframes, and the list goes on. You will receive a summary of our discussions as a check list following our meeting. Contact with me  is open and available to you  any time whether by phone, email or in person.

When I have completed a draft service this will be forwarded to you for perusal, amendment or for further additions. Often we meet up again to discuss the draft service (this is optional). As your wedding day draws closer we make plans for a rehearsal which is held usually 1 or 2 days prior to the wedding. This brings us to your Wedding Day when all our hard work is to be experienced and  enjoyed. At the conclusion of my officiating on the day I will pronounce you husband and wife. A copy of your service is available for you to keep.

Weddings do not need to be expensive to be memorable, nor does the planning stage have to be stressful. I aim to alleviate stress and for the planning and service to be exciting, enjoyable and memorable.

Services

Testimonials

  • "We just wanted to say a big thank you for all the work you put into making our Wedding Ceremony so special and run so smoothly. We have had a lot of...

    (Jen & Hugh - Matamata)

  • "Hello Wendy, a huge thank you for your wonderfulness over the past week and a beautiful and fantastic job as Celebrant for Mum's farewell, I coul...

    (Daryl - Tokoroa)

  • "Thank you so much for all the preparation, planning and of course marrying us. We really appreciated everything you did. We had an awesome day and w...

    (Sapphire & Kevin - Cambridge)

  • "Dear Wendy, the service of remembrance for our son Ben was really special to us, the day was great and the people that turned up on the day. You did...

    (John, Lorraine & Clarie)

  • "Thank you so much for your guidance and support in creating a beautiful and memorable ceremony with us that felt special and uniquely our own. You w...

    (Cherie & Liz - Hamilton)

  • "Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony, many of our guests commented on how wonderful you were. We had such an amazing day - one we will neve...

    (The Scotts - Cambridge)

  • "Hi Wendy, words can never say thank you for your such tender touch you gave to us and the absolutely wonderful funeral service you provided for us ...

    (Pete & Chrissie - Taupo)

  • "We can't thank you enough for making our day so special. You are an awesome celebrant, and we are so glad we chose you. The service you wrote was ...

    (Shona & Trevor - Taupo)

  • "What a wonderful weekend! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a wonderful wedding ceremony, it could not have been more perfect and app...

    (Pip & Jason - Napier)

  • "We wanted to write to you to let you know just how lovely and important your role in our day was. The ceremony was truly magical for us, we couldn...

    (Stephanie & Mathew - Jack Henry Reserve)

  • "To our wonderful Celebrant and Friend, Wendy. Thanks so much for your warmth, ideas and flexibility in working with us in making our special day so ...

    (Megan & Matt - Te Wahou Walkway)

  • "Wendy has that special something when dealing with people, integrity & understanding, and is the epitome of what a celebrant should be" ...

    (Jennifer - Whakatane)

  • "Wendy, thank you so much for the truly amazing wedding ceremony!. Everyone thought you were fantastic and so did we"...

    (Angela & Paul - Hamilton)

  • "Dear Wendy, I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the caring and special way you conducted my Jon's service. I could not ...

    (Helene - Tokoroa)

  • "Dear Wendy, I am just writing to say thank you for the lovely service you performed for my mother at her funeral service. It was a beautiful servi...

    (Tracey - Auckland)

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