Carol Pilcher, National Executive
What a great privilege and experience it is to be part of couple’s lives on their special day.
I would like to support and encourage all celebrants to belong to this organisation so that support is available for them to a deliver high quality service and ceremony.
Shayne Elliott, National Executive
I’ve been a wedding celebrant for 5 years and enjoy the planning with every couple and bringing the wedding together on the day. It’s so rewarding when there are happy tears and smiles/laughs all round.
Top 10 Wedding Reading Ideas
Wedding ceremony readings are a special way to personalise your wedding ceremony. Here is an array of beautiful wedding readings we love to include in wedding ceremonies.
A Guide to Naming Ceremonies
Celebrate the newest member of your family by gathering together with family and friends in a naming ceremony. This is your chance to formally introduce your new family member – whether a new baby, an adopted family member, or an older step-child.
Rachel Clarke, MN, Certificate in Celebrant studies (she/her) NE: Vice President
Kia ora koutou, ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Ko Rachel Clarke tōku ingoa.
Why is a Funeral Important?
Funeral ceremonies serve a number of purposes: they acknowledge that someone we love has died, provide a chance to say goodbye, a time to offer support and be supported by family and friends, a reflection of hope and continuity for the living, and a chance to contemplate the meaning of life and death.
5 Summer Wedding Tips
It’s no secret that summer is the most popular time of the year for weddings. If you’re planning a summer wedding, take a look at these essential do’s and don’ts to ensure your summer wedding planning is straightforward and stress-free.
Using Your New Zealand Documents Overseas
If you get married in New Zealand and return overseas, or one or both partners are not New Zealanders, depending on your domicile country, you may need to get your marriage certificate apostilled or authenticated.
Planning a Wedding Post COVID-19
Are you stuck in a holding pattern because of the pandemic, unsure whether to go ahead with your dream wedding for fear it may have to be cancelled? If so, you’re not alone. Many couples have been forced to decide between postponing or even cancelling their wedding, or going ahead with a much smaller ceremony.
Meet Joanne Smith, VCANZ National Executive
There's been a lot of change to the national executive committee this year; to help you get to know the members a little better, each month we'll present a profile so you know who's working behind the scenes for you. This month we're happy to introduce you all to Jo.