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Lets make your big day awesome!

If you are planning a wedding in Wellington and want a friendly easygoing marriage celebrant that suits your budget and style, then we should have a chat. My name is Rachel Dudfield, and as a marriage and civil union celebrant I specialise in wedding ceremonies that are affordable, personalised, memorable, and fun! I want to help make your day one you will never forget.

If you like it then I’ll help you put a ring on it.

Your wedding day should be one of the most special days of your lives together. A day to be remembered and treasured in the years that follow. Being allowed to be part of your day is a huge honour, and I value and appreciate the faith that you put in me as your celebrant. Your ceremony and the exchanging of your vows should be as unique and as special as your love for each other.

Whether you are planning an intimate affair, or the party of the century, I can work with you to ensure that it is just as you imagined. I am a great communicator and listener, I can follow your lead or provide you with beautiful ideas that I am sure you’ll love. If you would like to discuss the possibilities for your special day then please contact me. I’d love to hear from you.

So what can you expect from me as your celebrant?

My level of involvement in your wedding can be as much or as little as you want. I normally like to meet the couple first for a chat, and if we all agree that I’m the right celebrant for you then we’ll sort out a deposit to book the date. I prefer to only do one wedding a weekend so I can give your wedding ceremony my full attention.

Once the wedding date is sorted it’s time get stuck into the business of working out exactly what nice things you’d like to say on the big day. I’ll talk to the both of you about building a personalised ceremony and can either write the marriage vows based on our conversation, or you can write your own special vows. We also discuss the paperwork (e.g. getting the marriage licence) and the house keeping needed to make everything legal.

Most people prefer to have a wedding rehearsal a day or two before the wedding so everyone knows what they have to do. During this I’ll walk you through the steps and vows so it all goes smoothly when it counts. On the wedding day I’ll do my best to take some of the stress away so you can enjoy the day, I usually co-ordinate the readings, run the ceremony, make sure you remember your words, and make it official.

Affordable Ceremonies

I usually charge around $450 for ceremonies in the Wellington, Kapiti Coast and Hutt regions. Alternatively, if it’s a very informal ‘registry office’ style marriage you are after with only a couple of people somewhere romantic (eg the beach) or practical (eg your house) then I can help you become legally married without the fuss, for significantly less.
So if you are on a tight budget due to special circumstances it’s still worth talking to me as I may be able to work something out.

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Middleton Road, Johnsonville, Wellington