Posts Tagged ‘weddings’

A wedding guest with a difference

Monday, May 6th, 2024

It seems that the wedding industry has found a new attraction to add to its repertoire, moving beyond traditional offerings of photo booths, monogrammed dance floors, and dove releases. The new attraction is called Party Robot, an imposing eight-foot-tall humanoid machine, that pumps its metallic fists to the beat of thumping electronic music, flanked by Read more

Priest has memory lapse during wedding service

Thursday, July 13th, 2023

Weddings are significant events that can make people anxious. Most individuals are not used to being the focal point of attention in a large gathering. They may need help with their words; the Best Man might forget to bring the rings;  unexpected delays of one or both parties can cause anxiety. But most people anticipate Read more

Social media is changing how weddings look

Monday, June 20th, 2022

On Instagram, Angela Pan’s wedding looks perfect. At her hen’s party in Auckland, she sports a train of balloons in millennial pink. In a short video, gentle music accompanies an unboxing of her gift boxes for bridesmaids, featuring customised wallet pouches and fluffy slippers. In a crisp white dress, she kisses her new husband Joseph Read more

Singapore Catholic Church won’t solemnise marriages via video link

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore will not conduct wedding solemnisations via video link, despite the government’s move to allow couples to do so for the first time. In a notice to the faithful on Wednesday (6 May), the Chancery of the Archdiocese emphasised the importance of the physical interaction of the persons celebrating the Read more

Three couples choose to have a ‘pop-up’ wedding

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Three couples took advantage of an opportunity for a pop-up wedding, organised by event manager and marriage celebrant Tryphena Cracknell in Havelock North. She said it was cheaper for people, as three couples were covering the cost of the venue and other hire fees, but it still allows people to have a beautiful wedding. “It’s Read more

Marriage rate used to be 45.5 per 1000, now it’s 10.8

Monday, May 13th, 2019
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The marriage rate for New Zealand residents fell last year to its lowest since the peak in 1971. While the number of marriages and civil unions among residents has been steady at around 21,000 per annum for the last 20 years, a rising population means that the number per capita has been on a steady Read more

Filipino couple have a 2nd wedding 48 years after priest’s gaffe

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Ruth and Florido Salem renewed vows 48 years on after priest at first wedding failed to file legal documents. The reason: The priest who officiated at their wedding in 1970 did not sign the marriage contract and did not submit the documents to the Office of the Civil Registrar. Continue reading

CORRECTION: Priests need not pay to register as marriage celebrants

Monday, May 29th, 2017

On Friday CathNews reported that priests will have to pay to register as marriage celebrants. This was an error. After receiving feed-back about this CathNews sought clarification from Internal Affairs. CathNews was informed that the following approved organisations, which are listed in the schedule in Part 2 Section 8 of the Marriage Act 1955 (as amended Read more

Marriage celebrants must pay to be registered

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
marriage celebrants

Marriage celebrants, will now have to pay $220.00 to be registered. (Note: This post has been updated to correct some errors.) They will also have to pay an annual fee of $60.00 to renew their registration. Ministers of recognised religions are exempt. Up until now the cost of registering is covered by couples when they pay Read more

Solomons church leaders promote wedding tourism

Friday, July 15th, 2016

A gathering of several of the Solomon Islands’ most eminent church elders has given ‘in principle’ support to a Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau strategy designed to grow the destination’s appeal to international travelers looking to have their wedding overseas. Representatives at the meeting included the South Seas Evangelical Church, the Solomon Islands’ United Church, the Read more