A Vow Renewal Ceremony With a Difference
Looking for ways to reaffirm your love and commitment to each other? Maybe you’re celebrating a special milestone anniversary? Or you’ve recently gone through some tough times together? A vow renewal ceremony is a wonderful way to express your ongoing love for each other.
"A Celebration of Life!”
The elephant that’s in the room
will take up all the space
if no-one grabs it by the tusks
and puts it in its place.
Are we up to the job?
As celebrants, we are often exhorted to “move out of our comfort zone’, to explore new things, to take on challenges which extend our experience. But could being out of our depth lead to disaster? Especially if we take on a task that is unfamiliar or hazardous?
Registry Wedding Do’s and Don’ts
If you’re after a simple, civil, legal wedding ceremony a registry wedding could be the right option for you. Registry weddings in New Zealand can now take place at a location agreed between you and your validated marriage celebrant, rather than at your local courthouse or council office as in the past.
5 Wedding Myths Busted
As anyone who’s ever planned a wedding knows, there are some wedding traditions that don’t seem to make a lot of sense. To help you decide whether or not to include these traditions in your wedding planning, we’re debunking five of the most-common wedding myths.
How to Memorialise Someone You’ve Lost
When someone we love dies, it’s natural to want to hold onto a tangible memory; to fill that gap, often the chasm, that they’ve left behind. A memorial can help ensure the person you’ve lost is remembered well into the future.
Why are ceremonies so important to us?
Along with providing meaning and memory, ceremonies can also help heal in times of devastation or loss. People hold onto ceremonies to reflect historical or social significance. Or to show others that they are united and belong together.
Changing Your Name After Your Wedding
If you are considering changing your surname after getting married in New Zealand, it’s a relatively easy process. Here’s what you need to know.
5 Questions to Ask Your Marriage Celebrant
When you meet with a potential marriage celebrant for the first time, it’s a good idea to have a list of questions prepared, to help you gauge a better understanding of who they are and whether or not you’re the right fit for each other.