Below, some of the different types of ceremonies CANZ celebrants can offer you are listed: 

To perform a wedding ceremony your celebrant must, by law, be appointed as a marriage celebrant by the Department of Internal Affairs via Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM). 

In New Zealand we can get married almost anywhere, so whether you want your ceremony to be traditional, simple, relaxed, casual, whacky, elaborate, indoor, outdoor, at the top of a mountain, at the beach or in the bush, a CANZ celebrant can help make this happen.

Members of the Celebrants Association, who perform weddings, are more likely to be experienced and undertake  ongoing professional development and many have been through a celebrant specific training program. Through the association we are constantly  updated with any changes in the legal requirements of a ceremony and are aware of trends in the industry. 

Most importantly, we listen, we create a bespoke ceremony that will reflect you as a couple and because we belong to a network there is the added benefit of support and shared knowledge.

To perform a civil union ceremony your celebrant must, by law, be appointed as a Civil Union celebrant by the Department of Internal Affairs via Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM).

In New Zealand a civil union can happen almost anywhere, so whether you want your ceremony to be traditional, simple, relaxed, casual, whacky, elaborate, indoor, outdoor, at the top of a mountain, at the beach or in the bush, a CANZ celebrant can help make this happen.

Members of the Celebrants Association, who perform civil unions, are more likely to be experienced and undertake  ongoing professional development and many have been through a celebrant specific training program. Through the association we are constantly  updated with any changes in the legal requirements of a ceremony and are aware of trends in the industry. 

Most importantly, we listen, we create a bespoke ceremony that will reflect you as a couple and because we belong to a network there is the added benefit of support and shared knowledge.

 

Rituals and symbolism are vital in life, especially for milestone events and during times of transition. A funeral service is a vitally important event, not just for family and loved ones, but also for friends and members of the wider community. And while a funeral service is a formal acknowledgement that someone has dies, it is also a celebration of their life.

Members of the Celebrants Association, who perform funerals, are more likely to be experienced and undertake ongoing professional development and many have been through a celebrant specific training program.

Most importantly, we listen with empathy to create a ceremony that will reflect your family’s wishes. We work closely with your funeral director and because we belong to a network there is the added benefit of support and shared knowledge. The Celebrants’ Association has close links with the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) and we believe this connection enhances the service we can each give to our clients.

 

Placing ashes in a permanent location gives families a place to return to, reflect and remember their loved one, while the scattering of ashes generally has significance to the deceased, often reflecting a special place or activity. In either situation an independent celebrant can help create an appropriate ceremony for the occasion.

Members of the Celebrants Association, are more likely to be experienced and undertake ongoing professional development and many have been through a celebrant specific training program.

Most importantly, we listen with empathy to create a ceremony that will reflect your family’s wishes. And because we belong to a network there is the added benefit of support and shared knowledge.

 

Naming ceremonies have a history almost as old as humanity, and while some take place within organised religion, the ceremony conducted by an independent celebrant, is equally significant, as a child is celebrated and formally welcomed into the world, to their family, friends and their community. 

Members of the Celebrants Association, who perform naming ceremonies, are more likely to be experienced and undertake  ongoing professional development and many have been through a celebrant specific training program.

Most importantly, we listen, we create a style of ceremony that will reflect your family and because we belong to a network there is the added benefit of support and shared knowledge.

 

Milestone events are worth celebrating, whether it’s a significant wedding anniversary, coming together after a separation or perhaps when the original ceremony went by in a flash or didn’t live up to expectation. Sometimes a vow renewal ceremony is an opportunity to include promises to children.

Members of the Celebrants Association, who perform vow renewal and milestone ceremonies, are more likely to be experienced and undertake  ongoing professional development and many have been through a celebrant specific training program.

Most importantly, we listen, we create a style of ceremony that will reflect your wishes and because we belong to a network there is the added benefit of support and shared knowledge