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Becoming a Celebrant in New Zealand

Those interested in becoming a Celebrant in New Zealand express their interest by sending in a written application to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Details to include in the application:  

  • Your name

  • Phone number

  • Postal address

  • Email address

  • If you belong to a church or organisation, it's name; or

  • If you wish to be an independent celebrant (a person appointed solely on the basis of community service and independent from a church or religious organisation); and

  • Any other relevant details that you wish to include

Appoints tend to be on the basis of need, so include in your application your reason for believing that an additional celebrant is required in your locality.

Celebrancy applications are responded to with a letter from the Registrar. As part of the appointment process the Registrar may set up an interview with  you.

There is no charge for the application to become a Civil Marriage Celebrant. The Registrar also points out that being a Justice of the Peace, or complete a Certificate of Celebrancy Studies does not automatically entitle the application to be appointed as a Marriage Celebrant.

Further information on the celebrant appointment process can be found on their New Zealand Government website. 


Celebrant Books and Certificates Index

Books and Certificates Order Form

25 Different Marriage Vows Renewal Certificates - Word Documents

25 Different Commitment of Vows Certificates - Word Documents

25 Naming Certificates for the Baby

25 Naming Certificates for Naming Ceremony Participants

25 Naming Certificates for the Relatives of the Baby

17 Baby Naming Certificates with a Toy Theme - Word Documents

17 Baby Naming Certificates with a Fairy Theme - Word Documents

17 Baby Certificates with a Baby Angels Theme - Word Document

17 Baby Certificates with Rocking Horse Theme - Word Document

12  Horoscope Certificates with Scroll Theme - Word Documents

12 Horoscope Certificates with Star Sign Theme - Word Document

12 Horoscope Certificates with Sleeping Baby Theme - Word Document

12 Horoscope Certificates with Starry Sky Theme - Word Document

Wedding Ceremony Resource Book - PDF and Word Document

Naming Ceremony Resource Book - PDF and Word Document

Vows Renewal Book - PDF and Word Document

Commitment Vows Book - PDF and Word Document

Funeral Ceremony Resource Book - PDF and Word Document

House Blessing & Dedication - PDF and Word Document

What Every Celebrant Should Know- PDF and Word Document

20 Complete Wedding Ceremonies - PDF and Word Document

24 Complete Ceremonies (8 Renewal of Vows, 8 Naming Ceremonies, 8 Commitment Ceremonies)  - PDF and Word Document

600 Readings for Wedding, Baby Naming, Funeral and House Blessing - PDF and Word Document

How to be a Profitable Celebrant
PDF and Word Document, Printed Version

1,000 Answers to Your wedding Questions - PDF and Word Document

Wedding Your Way - PDF and Word

Celebrating Love's Special Moments - PDF and Word

Honeymoon! A Sizzle or a Fizzle? - PDF and Word