Ginette Spence Celebrant
Creating the right ceremony for you
Hi, my name is Ginette (pronouns: she/her) and I'd love to work with you to help create the ceremony you want, that includes the people you care about. We'll spend time going over your vows, what you want to say, how to include your friends and family, and how you want to start and end the ceremony. We'll have a rehearsal to make sure you are happy and ready for the big day. How exciting!
Your ceremony can be as relaxed or formal as you like.
If you need a celebrant at short notice, or during the week, give me me a call, text, or send me an email and I'll see if I can help.
I'm relatively new to weddings, but I am not new to public speaking and creating presentations. For years I have been presenting to large and small groups at hospitals and conferences, including key note speaker and panel discussions. I have created, led, and facilitated a huge number of meetings, panels, taskforces, and workshops. I've also mc'd award ceremonies. In my day job I am a project manager, so you can rely on me to be organised, facilitate difficult decisions, provide options, and lead your ceremony.
While I'm new, I am charging $150 for your Wellington based ceremony. A non-refundable deposit of 50% within 5 days of booking, and the remaining 50% is payable two weeks before your wedding date.
This includes as many meetings, calls, or emails as we need to get the ceremony right for you, a rehearsal session, and of course the wedding itself
My favourite things are people, animals, books, movies, food, and learning new things. I do nerdy cross stitch, hang out with my dogs, and do puzzles.
I also know level one New Zealand Sign Language and you'll often find me at yum cha on a Saturday morning.
Your Marriage Licence
Before you get married, you need to apply for a licence. A licence confirms it’s legal for you to marry. It costs $150 (this is separate to celebrant fees). You need to arrange the licence at least three days before the service, and it's valid for three months. you can apply for your licence here: https://www.govt.nz/browse/family-and-whanau/getting-married/get-a-marriage-licence/
You need two copies of the licence on the day, and you and your two witnesses sign these to legalise your marriage.
021 0234 7360
A note on exclusionary venues
Are you getting married at Glenview Country Gardens? Unfortunately I am not the celebrant for you. This venue excludes same sex coupes from getting married, which doesn't align with my personal values of inclusion.