Prices and Services

Bradley Patten |022 438 2723 | celebrant@bradleypatten.co.nz

I help you celebrate your partnership your way. Together, we create your ceremony by discussing who you are, your time together, and how you would like your relationship acknowledged in front of your friends, family, and/or other witnesses. Whether you want something quick and easy or something more complex, I will help make sure your ceremony meets your needs and be there to guide you through on the day.

Get in touch for a no obligation discussion about how I can help with your marriage or civil union ceremony.

$200 for ceremonies in 2019

I am a newly registered celebrant and looking to gain experience. I am offering an introductory price for ceremonies in 2019.

Pricing for 2020 is available on application.

INcluded

To help your day run smoothly, I'll help guide you through the important details before and on the day.

Meeting

We start with a no obligation initial meeting in Birkdale, Grafton, or via Video Conference. This helps you decide whether I am the right fit for you and your day.

Draft

After we meet, I'll send through a draft outline of the wedding ceremony we have discussed. We will then work together to finalise the finer details before the big day.

Rehearsal

Ease your nerves ahead of the wedding day and iron out potential wrinkles by having a run through ahead of time. We will keep this relaxed and have a few laughs along the way.

Wedding day

On your wedding day, I will lead you and your guests through the ceremony that we have planned together.

Required

Part of my role as a registered Marriage and Civil Union Celebrant is ensuring that the relevant legal requirements are met on the day of your ceremony. The broad brush strokes are briefly outlined below, we'll go into a bit more detail when we meet.

You

We can't have a marriage or civil union ceremony without you. More specifically though, we need to know that we have the right people. Appropriate photo ID ahead of time can take care of that.

Licence

Marriage licences can be ordered online up to 3 months ahead of a ceremony. You need to order and pay for this yourselves. You will need to include your celebrant's name and your ceremony venue. It's a good idea to include an alternate venue in case your ceremony needs to be moved.

Witnesses

You will need two witnesses. There are a few criteria that witnesses need to meet, but we can discuss these in our meeting.

Vows

While you can write your own vows, we will need to incorporate a few specific words. The words differ for marriages and civil unions. I'll make sure we have what we need.

Extras

The items below may be necessary or useful for your ceremony.

Mic and Speaker Hire

A PA system (a speaker and a linked microphone) will help your guests hear each aspect of the ceremony. If your guest list is large, your ceremony is outdoors, and/or your venue does not include a PA system, I can organise one for the ceremony to help you be heard.

Price on application

Marriage Prep

I have been working with a researcher from the University of Auckland to develop a secular, evidence based relationship toolkit. We are translating the latest scientific relationship research into practical relationship advice.

Price on application

Travel

Locations more than 30 minutes from the Harbour Bridge may incur a travel fee. Travel fees are location specific and will be agreed before a booking is made.

Enquire now

Give me a call on 022 438 2723, e-mail me on celebrant@bradleypatten.co.nz or complete the contact form below.