How to get married in NZ
Choose the kind of ceremony you want then follow the step-by-step guide.
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You can have a personalised ceremony anywhere you and your celebrant agree. You can also write your own vows. It costs $150 for the marriage licence, plus the amount the celebrant charges for the ceremony.
A registry ceremony has standard vows and must take place on a weekday. It costs $150 for the marriage licence and has a set fee of $90 for the ceremony, which is paid to the celebrant on the day.