STEVE DOUGHTY

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

    

Contact me on 021 822 288 for a no obligation chat about your wedding or click here to email me.

THE IMPORTANT STUFF

FIRST THINGS FIRST

Contact me to check your date and set up an initial meeting at no cost. Then if it feels right to have me as your celebrant you can confirm your date with a deposit. We will then meet to discuss and plan your ceremony and I will draft your wedding for your approval. We will finalise and agree on your ceremony and a day or two before the wedding have a rehearsal.

DECISIONS, DECISIONS

I can help you whether you know exactly what you want or you don’t know where to start. There are very few laws in New Zealand covering a wedding ceremony so you can be as creative or traditional as you want. I have over 25 years experience as a celebrant and I am comfortable with whatever you are looking for and can accommodate all couples.

WHAT WILL IT COST

Our initial meeting while you are deciding whether to use me or not is free. My all inclusive charge for a wedding is $600. This covers all the meetings we have, drafting a very personalised wedding for you, attending the rehearsal and being there on the day. Travel is included in the price within the greater Wellington region.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

In regard to your ceremony you will need to set your date and venue then contact me. We can talk about the ceremony and I will advise you on what elements you need by law and then we will create the rest together. You will need to get a wedding licence within 90 days of your wedding which you do through the Department of Internal Affairs.

QUESTIONS

There is so much to think about when you are planning a wedding. When it comes to your ceremony I can put your mind at rest with any questions you might have. A catch up or a phone call and I can guide you through the entire process, point you in the right direction and offer you advice gained from my many years of experience.

IN GOOD HANDS

Two examples of feedback. "Steve was a fabulous celebrant. Throughout the whole process he was available, supportive and completely understood that we wanted a personalised ceremony." "It's hard to imagine the day going so perfectly without Steve. He went out of his way to make sure that we were understood as a couple and that this was reflected on our special day."

ABOUT STEVE DOUGHTY

On your wedding day, it is important that everything is just right, including having a marriage celebrant you feel very comfortable with
STEVE DOUGHTY

STEVE DOUGHTY

CELEBRANT

The greatest compliment I ever received was the mother of the bride telling me it felt like I had known her daughter for years. My goal is to make everyone feel like that.

About Steve

Steve has been the marriage celebrant at many weddings around New Zealand over the last 25 years. He has delighted many couples and their guests with his professional and relaxed style. He will put everyone at ease while maintaining the importance of your wedding day in an uncompromising way.

Married to Chrissy with three married children and six grandchildren makes family a high priority for him. When time allows he enjoys fly fishing, hunting and mountain biking.

Steve is a business consultant specialising in the business growth through the development of strong teams and positive company culture. His emphasis in all he does is on people first and he places high value on those principles.

Contact Steve

  •   04 212 4895
  •   021 822 288
  •   21 McCurdy St, Elderslea, Upper Hutt
  •   steve@marriagevows.co.nz

TESTIMONIALS

Here are just a few of the many testimonials I have received from delighted couples.
You did such a truly brilliant job marrying us. The whole day for us was absolutely perfect and you were a big part of that. Many of the guests were also highly complimentary of the way you delivered the ceremony.
Pieter and Cara

Pieter and Cara

A heartfelt thank you from us both for your support and delivery of our wedding ceremony on Saturday. We had a fantastic day and it all started with your warm and genuine connection with us and our family and friends.
John and Lindsay

John and Lindsay

Steve was amazing to work with; he was very approachable and contactable which always makes things a whole lot easier. In terms of the ceremony he tailored it to us very nicely. We appreciated everything he did on the day for us!
Deepesh and Charlotte

Deepesh and Charlotte

We feel hugely grateful for having Steve as our celebrant. In the planning he somehow managed to understand us, our relationship and our hopes for our wedding perfectly. Steve was instrumental in our wedding being the success it was.
Simon and Tracey

Simon and Tracey

We are so glad to have had Steve as our marriage celebrant. He had great presence and manner, he personalised the ceremony for us beyond what we thought was possible or practical within the traditional setting we desired.
Karl and Sally

Karl and Sally

Our wedding day was perfect for us. Steve listened to our ideas and took great care to ensure the tone of the service matched the intimate, family feel we were looking for. We wouldn’t change a thing!
Peter and Rachel

Peter and Rachel