Changing Your Name After Your Wedding
If you are considering changing your surname after getting married in New Zealand, it’s a relatively easy process. Here’s what you need to know.
5 Questions to Ask Your Marriage Celebrant
When you meet with a potential marriage celebrant for the first time, it’s a good idea to have a list of questions prepared, to help you gauge a better understanding of who they are and whether or not you’re the right fit for each other.
What does a marriage celebrant do?
From an initial meeting with a couple to discuss their ideas for a ceremony, advice on arranging the legalities, helping write wedding vows, suggesting music and readings, right through to ensuring everything and everyone is in place for the big day; a marriage celebrant can co-ordinate your ceremony from start to finish – and everything in between.
Kesh Gilmour, National Executive Team Member
I’ve been a celebrant for four years and I absolutely love it. I feel privileged to be a celebrant and am trusted to go on the couple’s journey with them leading up to the big day.
A Living Memorial
Finding ways to memorialise your loved one can provide some measure of peace and comfort in a time of sadness.
How to Livestream Your Ceremony
Sometimes distance or illness gets in the way of you sharing important ceremonies with family and friends. But just because they can’t be there with you in person, doesn’t mean they need to miss out.
Personalising Your Vow Renewal Ceremony
To celebrate a milestone anniversary, or to simply remind each other of the love you share, why not plan a vow renewal ceremony and create a special day, just the way you want it? Here are some ways you can personalise a vow renewal ceremony.
Creating Your Advanced Care Plan (ACP)
Have you ever thought about what would happen if you suffered a sudden unexpected illness and were unable to convey your wishes about the treatment you receive?
An Advanced Care Plan (ACP) could help you identify what matters most to you, and be your voice when you're unable to speak.
Celebrating Christmas After Losing a Loved One
While the festive season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, for those who’ve recently bereaved – and even those mourning years of loss - holidays can simply compound the grief felt over losing a loved one.