Choosing your celebratory occasion may seem like a daunting process but with me there to guide you, we can make it a simple process. Browse my ceremonial packages below to find what feels like the right fit for you. I offer my experience and enthusiasm in planning many different types of events, whether you want just the legal bits, a secular service or a celebration that includes prayers/blessings. My style is genuine with a personal twist!
The first step is for you send me a message to check my availability then let's meet to talk about the plans and ideas you have in mind. It's also a no-obligation opportunity to see we're the right fit with each other!
If you decide to book me as your celebrant, we seal the agreement with a simple contract, pay a deposit and then we get on with the exciting stuff of getting your plan underway.
I warmly welcome all cultures and celebrate all relationships.
REGISTRY WEDDINGS / CIVIL UNIONS
Registry weddings/civil unions are short, simple and legal. As a Validated member of Celebrants Aotearoa (VCANZ), I can officiate registry ceremonies in the Wellington/Lower Hutt area, under the guidelines set out by Births, Deaths & Marriages:
- ceremonies are held on weekdays between 9.00am and 5.00pm (no weekends or public holidays)
- maximum of 20 guests (including adults & children)
- location of your choice, your home/backyard or my garden in central Lower Hutt
- follow a set template script, with standard legal vows and ring exchange
More details about Registry weddings can be found on my Blog page.
Priced at $90.
"Thank you for the wonderful ceremony. It got emotional but we are glad we did it!"
"Thank you for being present with us, and nurturing our bond through your warm, peaceful, and hopeful disposition."
My PETITE PACKAGE offers a small personalised, yet perfectly formed marriage/civil union ceremony, vow renewal, perhaps a subsequent marriage, an elopement (that includes all the legal requirements) or a simple vow renewal (with requires no legals).
This package is ideal for those who want an intimate, informal ceremony shared with a small number of family/family/whanau (or just two witnesses) but still want a celebration of love that is personal and special, without the fuss, expense and long-term planning.
I prepare a draft ceremony script and together we fine-tune it, with you adding your own vows. At all times, you have control over what is being said on your day.
Your PETITE PACKAGE can be held any day, any time or any place... inside/outside, your place/or mine.
Priced at $350 (plus expenses).
"Jill's passion for celebrating and commemorating important events was evident in planning our vow renewal ceremony. She made us feel very special and personalised the experience for our taste, bringing in parts of our original ceremony as well as helping us to reflect where we are today. "
My BOUTIQUE PACKAGE is an individually designed wedding ceremony where I work closely to hear what makes your relationship tick and how this love story can be crafted into a one-of-a-kind ceremony that reflects you perfectly.
You may already know what readings, poems, rituals and music you want, but if not, I can share my resources. I prepare a draft script and together we fine-tune it. At all times, you have control over what is being said on your day.
A rehearsal is held before your special day to keep everyone calm and confident (read my Blog on the benefits of holding a wedding rehearsal). It’s a fun process, so let’s get started!
Priced at $550 (plus expenses).
"Jill, you were amazing! We thought you were great, not to mention all the lovely feedback we got from our guests about how you made it such a personal ceremony. Not only does Jill create a very personal ceremony, unique to you... but she goes 'above and beyond' before the ceremony to ensure everything is as you want it, and to ensure things run smoothly on the day. The rehearsal is excellent, not only putting the bride and groom's nerves at ease, but the entire wedding parties too! Highly recommend!"