That Celebrant Guy

Alden Thomas - Marriage & Civil Union Celebrant

Covid-19 Information

An update on coronavirus 27/08/21

Hi Everyone,

The government today announced that on Tuesday night we will move to Alert Level 3 for areas south of Auckland.

Therefore, Births, Deaths and Marriages have advised that the issuing of marriage and civil union licences can resume – however, this does not mean they can immediately be used.

Areas under Alert Level 3: While weddings can occur, this is under strict conditions. Celebrants and couples must comply with all alert level rules.

Areas under Alert Level 4: Marriages cannot occur unless all parties including the witnesses and celebrant are in the same bubble (very unlikely). Contact us if you believe you should be an exception

Celebrants will be notified of any further changes to the issue of marriage licences.

Remember – marriage licences are valid for three months. If one cannot be used due to the Alert Levels, BD&M will issue a full refund to the couple.

Please continue to always follow the advice from the government and Ministry of Health:

* Information about COVID-19 from the Ministry of Health:

* Government advice about COVID-19 on

As I advised the other day in my update, I have decided not to book in any further marriages until at least the new year. I am already booked up in October and November 2021 and March 2022, and with the uncertain environment we live in, it would be unfair to those already booked in, just in case we have to postpone and juggle dates around. We as a family also have to factor in a shift of house at some stage over the next 4-6 weeks.

I hope everyone keeps well and we all get through this soon,

I am still available to answer any questions you may have in these turbulent times.

Best regards,


Alden Thomas - That Celebrant Guy