The Wedding Process
So where to from here?
To begin let’s establish if I am available on your special Wedding date?
If so… do we choose to collaborate together?
From here it’s time to catch up for an initial meeting and establish this. There is no charge and of course obligation-free. I am located in Doubtless Bay, Aotearoa’s paradise in the Far North. However, if you live outside of the area or off shore we can successfully move forward.
At this first meeting, we will discuss …
Your ideas about your wedding and share what I can offer you. This meeting is simply to establish if we choose to collaborate and manifest the best day of your life.
Should we decide to proceed, as your celebrant you may book me straight away with a non-refundable deposit of $500 $NZ this secures your date with me. (Please be mindful that only a formal booking with a paid deposit secures your date. Final balance is due before rehearsal. I do receive enquiries daily, and for some dates can get booked up to three years ahead)
From here you will receive an extensive resource pack which, guides you through the process. Everything from how to apply for the paperwork, the legal forms, and costs, right thru to samples of vows, modern poems, and ceremony structures and more.
Together, we then begin to weave the ceremony you have always envisaged! No two ceremonies are ever the same, just as each couple is unique, and so is their love story, their ceremony should reflect that.
This is highly recommended and optional. Ideally as close to the ceremony date and time as possible with all the key people involved. This is an opportunity to iron out any issues that could arise on your big day and resolve these. It also allays any worries or anxieties and allows all of the wedding crew to feel relaxed and confident ensuring your wedding day runs with ease and grace.
Our preparation together safeguards your day so it is absolutely stunning, runs smoothly is heartfelt, deeply meaningful and memorable for all the best reasons.
In Auckland, celebrants can charge anywhere between $350 – $2k. It’s difficult for me to put a fixed price at this stage without knowing the full details of your requirements for your special day. My cost reflects the time, effort and quality of the service I provide. The absolute minimum cost is $950 including a non-refundable deposit of $500. There may also be some additional costs like ferries, travel, and accommodation to your special location. Of course, I will travel to your weddings destination anywhere in New Zealand and the Pacific.
Now it’s time to get in contact and begin the process.
I look forward to the possibility of collaborating with you both in the future!
“From the first moment we met Yogamani, my husband and I both knew instantly that she was the perfect person to marry us. Yogamani has the most serene and calming energy, paired with astounding professionalism. Her approach to our ceremony felt so bespoke, personal and intimate, helping us to create a ceremony and vows that were unique to us.”
“She is capable, sincere, organized, creative, innovative, trust worthy, open minded, adaptable, dependable, compassionate and professional. “Yogamani uses tradition to embrace and tautoko all those in the community regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation or religion. She is reliable, consistent and supportive of all”
“She is renowned for bringing passion and integrity to all she undertakes. She is calm and maintains equilibrium in all situations holding the mantel of the ritual maker with ease and grace”
“Yogamani identifies with the importance of ritual. I feel very strongly that she is unique in her ability to hold a group of people through any ritual driven process. She has a persona that brings calm, respect and draws the best from those around her. In short I can’t think of a better candidate for the crucial role of Marriage Celebrant.”