Some common questions for marriage celebrants are listed below.
What do I need to get married in New Zealand?
To get married in New Zealand, you need
- A marriage licence from the department of internal affairs
- Two witnesses
- A celebrant
More information is available from the DIA website or
Can you organise a marriage licence for us?
No. Couples are required by law to organise their own marriage licence through the Department of Internal Affairs. This can be done up to 3 months before the ceremony. You should allow at least one business week for your application to be processed.
How do I get a marriage certificate?
Marriage certificates are supplied by the Department of Internal Affairs. You will find information on how to obtain a marriage cetificate on the back of your marriage licence.
Do you officiate ceremonies for same sex couples?
My partner and I are in a civil union. Can we change this to a marriage?
Yes. There is a separate process for this. The information on the DIA website will walk you through this.
Are you a member of a professional Association?
I am a member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand (CANZ)