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Member Extension for BDM Renewals ends this weekend (7 Nov 2021)

BDM has extended the renewal period for independent celebrants to allow a bit more time for those that were having technical problems but will be closing off for the applications fully at the end of the weekend.

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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.

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The day in the life of a celebrant - Lianne Fraser

Lianne Fraser, National President of Celebrants Aotearoa, talks about her life as a celebrant.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Getting the music and timing right at your wedding ceremony

Think of your music at your wedding ceremony as your personalised soundtrack. It sets the tone and scene for the day. However, if you want the music to flow seamlessly, timing is everything.

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Have you fully proofed your wedding ceremony songs?

Do you have a couple of meaningful songs that you would like to play at your wedding ceremony? Or do you and your partner have ‘your song’? Whatever your song may be, have you fully proofed it for your wedding ceremony?

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Tahir Nawaz - National Executive, Celebrants Aotearoa

Tahir Nawaz has been a marriage celebrant since 2014 and specialises in religious marriages.

Tahir is also Board member for New Zealand centre for Global Studies (NZCGS).

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Wedding Prep Tips

We know there are a lot of decisions to make, arrangements to organize and people to manage in order to make your wedding day memorable for all the right reasons.

To help you get started, here are our five wedding prep tips.

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Symbolic Rituals For Your Wedding Ceremony

While publicly declaring their binding love for each other, some couples choose to include symbolic rituals within the traditional wedding ceremony. Things like lighting a unity candle, a ring warming ritual, or handfasting, are ways for couples to personalise their ceremony with rituals that signify love, romance and unity.

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