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What happens at a funeral?
With the range of traditions and cultures in New Zealand today, there are many different ways to say goodbye to a loved one who has died. One of them is a funeral. A funeral is a structured ceremony for family and friends to honour and celebrate the life of their loved one. A funeral also meets our human needs and provides a safe environment to acknowledge loss and grief.
How do you want your life to be celebrated when you die?
Thinking about the death of a loved one or our own death is often a reach too far and is frequently ignored. However, it is worth thinking about what type of farewell you or your loved ones would like when you die so your wishes can be fulfilled. It will make it much easier for them when the time comes.
Ten unique ways to create an eco-friendly wedding
Weddings cause a massive amount of waste. But planning a wedding and making it environmentally friendly can be daunting. Here are ten unique ways to help you create an eco-friendly wedding without it becoming stressful!
New Zealand wedding ceremony trends through the eyes of our celebrants
Our Celebrants Aotearoa members, busy marrying couples all around New Zealand, share the wedding ceremony trends emerging in 2022.
Informing family, friends and the community about the death of a loved one
Informing family, friends and the community about the death of a loved one is never an easy task and, unfortunately, something that you cannot avoid or delay.
A day in the life of Celebrant Joanne Smith VCANZ
Joanne Smith, VCANZ and CANZ member, talks about her life as a celebrant.
Keeping wedding venues, guests and celebrants safe from Level 2 and beyond
A guide for wedding planners and organisers on keeping venues, guests and celebrants safe from Level 2 and beyond and in line with government regulations.
The day in the life of a celebrant - Lianne Fraser
Lianne Fraser, National President of Celebrants Aotearoa, talks about her life as a celebrant.
How to include your children in the wedding ceremony if you get married again
When a couple gets married the second or third time around, they already know what they do and don't want in their ceremony. However, next time around might mean more than just a couple's union; it might involve blending two families. So, how do you include the children in the wedding ceremony to make them feel part of the big day?
What does a funeral celebrant do?
A funeral celebrant officiates at funerals, cremations, memorials and the scattering of ashes. Yet, their services provide so much more than that.
Lynne Greer - National Executive, Celebrants Aotearoa
We welcome Lynne Greer to the National Executives to represent the South Island. Lynne has always been passionate about Celebrants Aotearoa and what it offers its members.
Have you joined Celebrants Aotearoa?
Have you been thinking about joining Celebrants Aotearoa? We understand your desire to be the best celebrant you can be, and when you join, it’s our role to help you get there. We support our members in a wide range of areas to ensure you provide your clients with the highest quality service possible.