Frequently Asked Questions – Marriage Celebrant


How do we make a booking and what is the process?

Typically, you send me an email with the date, time and venue of your intended ceremony. I will contact you within 24 hours advising you of my availability, the details of the wedding packages, what I offer you as your Marriage Celebrant, what the fees are to obtain your Marriage Licence, Marriage Certificate, Apostille or whether you require Authentication Certificates after your wedding (depends on the country you live in).

You can then arrange a Skype meeting or telephone call or you can simply go ahead and confirm the booking by email.

Your booking will then be confirmed on receipt of your deposit and I will send you all the information you need.

Rest assured, I will guide you through the entire process!

What are the charges?

Please contact me for charges. I have 3 different wedding packages available for you to choose from.

A $150 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of confirming the booking. See below on how to transfer funds from outside NZ.

The fee includes correspondence & emails, meetings, vows & ceremony, PA system, rehearsal, local travel component, BDM forms and of course, the big day itself!

I also provide a keepsake copy of your written ceremony including the readings and your vows on nice card, and present this to you on the day along with your signed Particulars of Marriage.

I also provide assistance and the forms you need to obtain your Marriage Certificate and Apostille (if required).

How do we organise payment for your services?

I prefer by internet banking sometime during the week prior to the wedding but this can be by other arrangement if necessary.

For overseas couples, please use Paypal www.paypal.com (my email is judge_jury@xtra.co.nz and it will come up as Matthew Omond.  (approx. $10 fee) Alternatively, please also see www.tranzfers.com or www.worldfirst.com.au for transferring funds to NZ if you prefer. The fees are excellent compared to ordinary bank charges.

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