You must complete a Notice of Intended Marriage online, including a statutory declaration that the details provided are true and there is no lawful impediment to the marriage.
You’ll have to arrange your marriage licence
Many celebrants recommend applying for your marriage licence a month or two before your wedding day.
When applying for your marriage licence you will need to provide
You will also be asked if you require a certificate to be sent to you after the ceremony – this certificate will be your official proof that your marriage has taken place and is registered in New Zealand.
We recommend you pre-order your certificate when applying for your licence, but you can choose to order it at any time after your wedding if this is your preference.
The fee for a marriage licence in New Zealand is $150, a certificate $33 + optional courier fee (as at May, 2020).
For more information about getting a marriage licence in New Zealand, please visit https://marriages.services.govt.nz/