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The Beginner's Guide to Wedding Planning

When it comes to planning a wedding, turning your dreams into reality can often be a challenge. Even more so if you’re under time pressure. To help you get started, here are 7 tips for planning a dream wedding.

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What ceremonies can a celebrant officiate?

While celebrants conduct formal ceremonies in the community, their role is so much more than simply officiating. Take a look at this comprehensive list of ceremonies that celebrants can facilitate.

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7 Questions to Ask Your Marriage Celebrant

Making the time to meet with and find out a little more about your potential marriage celebrant can help you feel more relaxed on your wedding day, knowing you’re in good hands.

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Grief: A Little Word That Packs a Big Punch

Grief has always gone beyond death and dying and has many guises, amplified during the Covid-19 situation. Grief, as Australian author Sally Cant says, “is a little word that packs a big punch”. 

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Funerals and Weddings at Level 2

Gatherings and events at Alert Level 2: The Government has announced an increase to gathering numbers from 12 noon Friday 29 May. Play it safe!

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How to Engage on Social Media

A beginner's guide to social media: Helping CANZ members to win in an online world. Find out how you can engage on social media.

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Why Cut the Cake: Symbolism, Ritual and Ceremony

Cutting the cake, and sharing it, is rich in symbolism, ritual and ceremony. Every era and culture has and does this differently.

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How to Plan a Surprise Wedding

For couples who don’t like to be the centre of attention or for people who don’t need or want gifts, a surprise wedding may be the answer!

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How to Choose the Right Celebrant

With thousands of registered independent marriage celebrants in New Zealand how do you find someone right for you?

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Making the Paperwork Easy

Applying for a marriage licence can feel like a daunting task. The team at Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) is working to make the marriage licence application easier.

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