Andrew & Nicole's wedding Feb 2021
White Locket Boutique Photography
Congratulations on your upcoming Wedding!
As a couple you are unique and it’s important that is reflected in the type of wedding that will suit your style. My name is Rita Dixon and I can help with planning your ceremony by providing advice, examples and preparing for your special day. I’m here to help your ceremony run smoothly, to be fun and memorable for all the right reasons. I like to think I’m funny and enjoy making people laugh. I am reliable, confident, adaptable and experienced. Though it’s not about me, it’s about you having the day of your dreams! It can be your day, your way, celebrating with friends and family.
It’d be great to hear about your plans and chat over a coffee, tea, wine or beer or on the phone or via Zoom, its your choice.

Customised Ceremony

One of a Kind
$ 400 +
  • Free initial consultation, no obligation meeting
  • Your wedding date and time confirmed in my schedule
  • Unlimited phone, email, messenger, text, and/or Zoom etc.
  • Inspirational examples, ideas and advice for your ceremony
  • Order of Ceremony including songs and music
  • I can create your unique bespoke ceremony for you
  • A rehearsal 1 or 2 days before your wedding day
  • My arrival 30+ minutes prior to the ceremony start time
  • Full collaboration with your support crew
  • Cue DJ/Musicians and orchestrate the ceremony
  • Very professional and friendly officiating of your ceremony
  • Help with ordering your Marriage Licence and printing paperwork
  • Signing Marriage Licence and submitting documents to be registered
  • Copies of your vows printed onto cards
  • Copy of your customised wedding ceremony

Wedding MC

Professional Wedding Emcee
$ 800 +
  • Keep everything running smoothly and stay on time
  • Coordinating with DJ/Musicians, caterers & venue
  • Guide guests to ceremony area and help seat guests
  • Housekeeping including venue's Health & Safety
  • Assist photographer assemble groups for photos
  • Give directions about where to be and when
  • Run any games or activities for guests
  • Welcome guests into the reception or dinning area
  • Announce and introduce the Wedding Party
  • Announcing when dinner is served (and how e.g. buffet)
  • Ensure everyone's ready for speeches, ahead of time
  • Introduce each speaker in a humorous and friendly way
  • Ensure guests see the Cake Cutting Ceremony
  • Announce the Garter Removal and/or Bouquet Throwing
  • Assemble everyone around the dance floor for the First Dance

About Me:

With my guidance and experience I can help create your customised ceremony to suit your style. I believe in equality. It doesn’t matter who you love, what matters is that you have love in your life! I love themes even subtle things like a colour scheme or general overall look. I can work in with your theme including what I wear on the day (I love dressing up) and planning what I wear to your ceremony is all part of the fun for me. I live near the beach just north of the beautiful Kapiti Coast and am happy to travel to your venue or ceremony location. I love animals and pets, especially including pets in wedding ceremonies, after all they are part of the family too!

A marriage ceremony is kind of like putting on a stage show, though on a more intimate scale. I care about making sure it all goes well, after all we only get one go at this once in a lifetime occasion.  Also it’s really great to get to do public speaking without the focus being on me, it’s all about you as a couple, along with your support crew of friends, family and guests all having fun together on your special day.

I have been Registered as an Independent Marriage Celebrant since 2018. I have achieved my Certificate in Celebrancy and the Toastmasters Certificate in Communication. I am a Validated member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand (VCANZ).