Planning a registry-style wedding for your big day?
For the budget conscious couple there is the option of a registry wedding.
This is a very simple and quick ceremony offering a choice of two vows with nothing personalised.
Instead of having to head down to the local Courthouse or Council, you can now get married in a registry wedding right at home!
There are strict conditions in accordance with the Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) - please refer to the link below.
From 1 July 2019, BDM stopped performing registry weddings. Instead, registry weddings are now officiated by independent celebrants who have achieved VCANZ accreditation.
I am licensed to officiate a registry wedding.
A simple and quick ceremony
For your registry wedding, I will offer you:
You can arrange with your celebrant to have your ceremony at home or at a special location, or your celebrant may be able to provide a location for you.
Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General Births, Deaths and Marriages, says New Zealanders have become accustomed to services, information and products being available online, anywhere, anytime.
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