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Supporting Others While Supporting Ourselves

Having an active support system when we lose a loved one is so important for the grieving process, and just as important is being there to support others in our life who may be experiencing the same feelings of grief during bereavement.

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How to Remember Loved Ones

As we near closer to the festive season, grief can become more prominent for those of us who are without loved ones, making Christmas time more difficult to handle. We spoke to some of our celebrants and asked for their tips on how you can honour and remember your loved ones this Christmas. 

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A day in the life of Nate Dunn

A introduction to Nate Dunn: learn about and his experience with celebrancy in the three years since he began, and hear more about a day in the life of Nate.

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Tips to Planning A Surprise Wedding

If you’re thinking of planning a surprise wedding, then read on as we delve into some tips and tricks for pulling off a surprise wedding, straight from some of our celebrants who have been there AND done that!

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National Celebrants Day

In honour of National Celebrants Day taking place on Sunday 20 November, we took some time to chat with our celebrants and ask them, what makes you the best celebrant you can be and what do you love about your job?

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How To Include Missing Family & Friends In Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life, but sometimes, with the happiness comes the ultimate lows of having to experience such joy without your special friends or family there to see it.

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Record Your Life Story

We tend to avoid talking about death, dying, grief and loss despite it being something that will affect us all throughout life. There is so much value of documenting your life story as it is something that will become a treasured family keepsake once you’ve passed and be a great resource to use for a eulogy.

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How to write a eulogy

When you are asked to give a eulogy, during a time of loss, it can seem like a bit of a daunting task. It is the speech none of us want to make. With some guidance, we hope to remove some of the overwhelm so you can celebrate your loved one the way they would have wanted to be celebrated.

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How to make a small wedding special

Just inviting a few family and friends to your marriage ceremony can make for a more intimate and memorable occasion. It allows you to share your special moments with those who count the most.

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How to find the right celebrant for your personalised marriage ceremony

Are you looking for a marriage celebrant who will make your ceremony meaningful and memorable? If you want your wedding to be everything you dreamed of, then choosing the right celebrant for you and your partner is essential.

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How to create a meaningful wedding ceremony

Your wedding ceremony is all about you and your partner. But if you want to create a more meaningful ceremony for both of you, embrace the things that make your partnership unique and celebrate them with your friends and family. So, what can you include to make your marriage ceremony more meaningful and memorable? 

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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. 

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