Weddings

A wedding is one of life's great moments, a time for good wishes, feasting and joy.  All couples are welcome to explore the possibility of being married at St Andrew's.
 
Many couples have come here to celebrate their marriage and commit themselves to a life-long creative relationship. We would be glad to rejoice with you on your day.
 
Because we are very conscious that it is "your day" we are keen to talk with you early on and, using the approved forms of service, prepare a service of your choice.
 
We hope the following information is helpful to you as you plan your most important day, and we wish you every blessing as you prepare for your marriage.
 

Preparation

One of our clergy will meet with you as a couple.  It is helpful to spend time with you, to get to know you as a couple and to talk about the commitment you are wanting to make to each other. This helps us to respond to your ideas as to what you want in the marriage service and offer you our experience in planning and conducting a marriage service.
 

Marriage License

You can obtain a license from Births, Deaths and Marriages, 3 Kingston Street, Auckland, or phone 0800 22 52 52. Check out their website at www.bdm.govt.nz or email them for a form at bdm.nz@dia.govt.nz. You can apply for this license up to three months before your wedding. We need the license to be at our parish office in the week before your wedding. There can be no wedding without a license!
 

Flowers

St Andrew’s has an active Flower Guild. We have two large sanctuary flower arrangements and one foyer arrangement, which will be available for your wedding. Should you wish to have some input on the flower arrangements, you will need to contact the Church Office at least six weeks before your wedding.
 

Music

Our Director of Music will discuss the service with you. St Andrew’s has a sound system with a CD player which is available for use. You are also welcome to involve someone singing or contributing musically. These arrangements should be discussed with our clergy when you meet to plan details of the ceremony.
 

Photographs and Video Recording

You make the arrangements for these. Being present but not obvious are basic guidelines for operators. It is helpful if people providing these services can attend the wedding practice which the clergy will schedule with you.
 

Confetti

No confetti in the church grounds please.