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Only registered celebrants can perform weddings or civil unions in New Zealand.

Personalised ceremony

How much a celebrant charges is up to them. You pay them directly.

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Registry ceremony

When you apply for a marriage licence, you’ll select a celebrant.

You’ll pay $150 for the licence when you apply. And $90 to the celebrant on the day of your ceremony.

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