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Grief After Loss

Grief is as individual as your fingerprint; it isn’t tidy and there are no rules or timeframes... We may experience a series of feelings, thoughts, physical reactions or behaviours as part of the grieving process.

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Sharing Ceremonies During Lockdown

For the time being, the way we hold weddings, funerals and other important ceremonies needs to change. Be assured that CANZ celebrants have responded well to the challenges posed by lockdown.

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Getting Married in New Zealand: The Legalities

If you’re considering getting married in New Zealand, you’ll be pleased to know it’s a relatively straightforward process. But there are some things you’ll need to do to comply with the law in New Zealand.

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Wedding Traditions From Around The World

Around the world, wedding traditions are as different as the cultures and people who practice them. If you’re planning a wedding, there may be traditions you’d like to adopt and incorporate into your special day.

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5 Good Reasons to Hire a CANZ Celebrant

When you engage a CANZ celebrant to officiate at your ceremony, you’re be employing someone who’s passionate about creating the perfect ceremony for you. But that’s not all. Take a look at these 5 good reasons to hire a CANZ celebrant.

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Winter Wedding vs. Summer Wedding: Which is Best?

Wondering when the best time is to get married? Can’t decide between a summer or a winter wedding? Here at CANZ, we think any time of the year is the perfect time for a wedding!

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Coping With Grief

Grief is a natural response to loss; it’s the emotional suffering we feel when something or someone we love is taken away.

Coping with the loss of someone you love is one of life’s toughest challenges.

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Meet Lianne Fraser | President of Celebrants Association of New Zealand

Every new CANZ president has left a significant legacy and big shoes to fill – this is a motivating challenge and with support from colleagues and the membership I hope to build on the depth of work that’s already happened.

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What is a Naming Ceremony?

A Naming Ceremony is a chance to gather together with family and friends and formally celebrate the newest member of the family. Read on to find out what you need to know about arranging a Naming Ceremony with a CANZ celebrant.

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How To Renew Your Wedding Vows

A vow renewal ceremony is the perfect time to celebrate a milestone in your marriage. Find out all you need to know about vow renewal ceremonies, including when to plan one, who officiates, where it should be held, and who to invite.

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Writing Your Wedding Vows in 6 Simple Steps

Writing your own wedding vows is a way to personalise this special time in your life. A chance to speak from the heart.

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The Beginner's Guide to Wedding Planning

When it comes to planning a wedding, turning your dreams into reality can often be a challenge. Even more so if you’re under time pressure. To help you get started, here are 7 tips for planning a dream wedding.

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