What type of event are you looking for?
Have a browse around my ceremonial packages below, find what feels like the right fit for you and then we can discuss how to make your celebration wonderfully unique.
I have experience planning different types of events and am happy to make your dream event a reality, whether you want your celebration to cover just the legal bits, a secular service or an occasion that includes prayers/blessings. The choice is always yours.
Whatever style wedding you are considering, here is a useful link to get started...
I am excited to offer my services to perform registry weddings in the Wellington area.
As a Validated Member of the Celebrants Association of NZ, I have been appointed to officiate your registry wedding at a location of your choice. These ceremonies follow a set template script, including ring exchange and vows. Read more details on my Blog tab.
Update 23/3/2020: Births, Deaths & Marriages NZ have advised that until further notice no Registry Weddings will be undertaken and no further registry bookings will be taken in the interim however, I do welcome your inquiry for future celebrations.
Thank you for your understanding.
Priced at $90.
"Thank you for being present with us, and nurturing our bond through your warm, peaceful, and hopeful disposition."
"Thank you for the wonderful ceremony. It got emotional but we are glad we did it!"
"We would like to thank you for making our wedding day as special as possible! Your calm friendly manner definitely helped helped with our nerves. You really went out of your way for us."
My PETITE PACKAGE is for those who want a small, yet perfectly formed marriage ceremony or vow renewal, perhaps a second marriage or even an elopement
(that includes all the legal requirements, as required).
This package is ideal for couples who want a more informal wedding or vow renewal, shared with a small number of friends, family, (or just two witnesses) but still want a celebration of love that is intimate and special, without the big expense or long-term planning. You are welcome to personalise it with writing your own vows and choosing your own music / readings etc.
Your PETITE PACKAGE can be held in a variety of setting such as a park, beach, restaurant, your home/backyard or even my garden.
Robert Browning summed it up perfectly in his 19th century poem ... sometimes less is more. Priced at $250 (plus expenses)
"Thank you Jill for helping us make this day so special and wonderful ❤️ We could not have imagined having a better celebrant than you! It was an amazing day full of joy, love & happiness!"
If you want a unique personalised ceremony for your wedding,
then my BOUTIQUE PACKAGE is for you!
I will work closely with you and your partner and take time to get to know you as a couple,
to understand and hear what makes you tick, what you love about one another and how you want this love crafted into your special ceremony that reflects you perfectly, with as much involvement of family and friends as you want. This package includes an initial and follow-up meeting and as much communication as you want or need.
You may already know what readings, poems, rituals and music you want, but if not,
I can provide resources for you. I prepare a draft ceremony script for you to read and to advise any changes, before your final script is confirmed.
A wedding rehearsal is held before your special day to put everyone's mind at ease.
At all times, you have control over what is being said on your day.
I promise to work only with you on your special day.
It’s a fun process, so let’s get started.
Priced at $450 (plus expenses).
Home Again Package
Did you get married offshore where you completed all the legalities and now want to hold a celebration for your friends and family back home?
I craft a ceremony where you renew your vows in a casual or formal setting.
This is a lovely way to involve those nearest and dearest to you who could not be at your celebration - as well as being a good excuse to have a party!
Priced from $250.
Pitter Patter Package
With the arrival of new baby to your family, I prepare a naming or blessing ceremony to celebrate your precious new addition, where you can host family and friends who will support you as you journey into parenthood with fun times ahead!
Priced at $250.