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Married By Jodie | Jodie Stuart | +64 22 35 66 334 | info@marriedbyjodie.com

Celebrant, MC | Wanaka & Queenstown ©2019

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of ceremonies do you offer?

I specialise in wedding ceremonies and elopements, however I am more than happy to lead any kind of ceremony including: wedding ceremonies, elopements, vow renewals, naming ceremonies and funerals.

How much do you charge?

My celebrant services start at $500.  Pricing is dependent on the type of ceremony you are having and the location.  Please enquire for a quote.

What is the booking process?

Email me via the contact page to check my availability and ask any questions you may have. Following this, if you would like to confirm my services I will send you a non-refundable invoice for 50% of my service fee. The balance is then due 7days before your wedding ceremony. 


How far in advance do I need to book?

It is recommended that if you are getting married you book as far in advance as you can, however in New Zealand it only takes 3 working days to process the required paperwork to get married.  With this in mind, subject to availability I can arrange your wedding in less than 5 working days.  

We don't live in New Zealand, can you help us get married?

Absolutely!  Please contact me to find out about the process to get married in New Zealand.  I have married couples from all over the world, including Australia, UK, Sweden, Asia, USA and Lithuania to name a few.  I can help you work through the paperwork and legal requirements to ensure your marriage is recognised in your home country.


Can you help us to get a marriage licence and marriage certificate?

As part of my fee, I will help guide you through all of the necessary paperwork.  In regards to your marriage licence this is only valid for 90days once it is issued.  All marriage licence applications will take 3-5 working days to process and include a $150.00 fee payable to the Department of Internal Affairs.  Marriage certificates can be ordered at the same time as your licence and will cost an extra $33.00.  It is strongly recommended that you order a certificate as you will need this to change your licence or passport etc in the future.  The Department Of Internal Affairs outlines all the requirements and forms on their website.  Which you can find here. 

What wedding directories would you recommend?

  1. Queenstown Wedding Association 

  2. A Wanaka Wedding 

  3. Wanaka Weddings

What is included in your funeral services?

I offer a young-at-heart, modern approach to funerals.  I aim to create a real celebration of life with any service that I am involved in by making every service 100% personalised and all about your loved one.  For funerals, I offer celebrant, planning and logistics services, plus I am also happy to assist with writing and delivering the eulogy, designing any material for the service and anything else that will help relief you during this tough time.