You’ve made one of the most important decisions you’ll ever have to make – you’re getting married or forming a civil partnership. The next important decision you need to make is who you will entrust to conduct your ceremony and take care of the legal aspect of your marriage or civil partnership. Whether you are planning a small, quiet ceremony or a larger celebration we can promise you a special day. We understand how important it is that your ceremony is personal to you and, as such, it is possible to completely tailor-make your ceremony with readings, music, by adding personal vows or any other element that works for you. We will work with you, within our legal boundaries, to make your ceremony as individual as you are. We will also ensure your marriage or civil partnership is carried out in accordance with the law and will guide you through the legal formalities before and on the day of your marriage or civil partnership.  Nifty Nuptials is a non-denominational, open-minded and LGBTQI friendly company.  We believe in doing everything we can to ensure your ceremony is done your way.  Once the fun part (the wedding) is over, we take full responsibility for getting the marriage registered with the Department of Home Affairs and changing the surname/s on the system.  All you need to do is go in to any home affairs office once the marriage is captured on the system and collect your official abridged marriage certificate.  If you really, truly can't face the thought of going in to home affairs, don't worry, you can apply for your abridged and/or unabridged marriage certificate through any document company, like Bunny Hop ( or Doc Assist ( at a nominal fee.


We would be both honoured and delighted to be afforded the opportunity of working with you.

Don’t panic!


We know how excited and nervous you can be on your special day. Don't worry, we will look after you.  We will guide you through the entire process and tell you what you need to do and say as the ceremony goes along. There is nothing for you to remember to do on your own. You will never be asked to repeat large numbers of words; we will break down the sections into small bite size pieces and help you all the way through. Our job is to ensure it goes perfectly - all you need to do is RELAX and ENJOY!  We'll get you married!

Below are some of our services on offer.  If you don't like what you see, talk to us - we are more than happy to tailor-make something to suit your needs.

Marriage Registrations

You don’t need a wedding ceremony to be legally married. Perhaps you’ve been together so long that the idea of even a small wedding seems totally off-putting, or perhaps you have already had your traditional wedding but not yet concluded the legal registration.  You may want to sneak off quietly and register your marriage without anyone knowing. Whatever the circumstances, we offer quick registrations at our office in either Ballito or Bloubergstrand, or if you are being married by an unlicensed officiant, we travel to your wedding and take care of the registration during or after the ceremony.  This option offers no ceremony, ring exchanges, vows or other soppy stuff - strictly limited to the legal declarations and signing of the register. While this is simply a legal undertaking, we will make every effort to create a warm and engaging experience to honour the occasion and to make it a little more special, Why would you even consider waiting in queues at home affairs when you have this far more pleasant option available to you?


Wedding Ceremonies


We offer several types of ceremonies, such as: Spiritual, Religious, Non-Religious, Non Denominational as well as Unity Ceremonies. Your choice is your own decision and we will totally adhere to your wishes. The actual delivery of the ceremony is most important and we believe the role of an Officiant is not only to write emotional and meaningful words, but also to captivate the guests with the love story that is being told. We will creatively weave into the ceremony a sentimental, humorous, and, of course, romantic story about the couple and engage everyone with the charismatic way in which it is told. This personal touch makes each and every ceremony totally unique. We endeavour to draw on all the emotions, from tears to laughter.  The day of your wedding is unique, and who you choose to perform your wedding ceremony is the most important part of your entire wedding plans; We know that you want that day to be unforgettable and we take pride on providing a service that will meet your expectations.  We offer uniquely customized or traditional wedding ceremonies.

Civil Unions

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You're enGayged! Congratulations! Nifty Nuptials proudly supports all couples in marriage, and as such we perform marriage, civil partnership, commitment and vow renewal ceremonies for heterosexual and same-sex couples and pride ourselves on being inclusive, flexible, and creative when creating a customized ceremony for each couple. Our officiants may be straight, but they are not narrow! As with a classic wedding for a heterosexual couple we offer several different types of ceremonies, as well as the opportunity to fully personalise your ceremony. Just as a heterosexual couple, a same sex couple has the right to more than just the standard registry office marriage with off-the-shelf vows and a set format. You should be able to have the most outrageous, flamboyant, classic or most intimate of occasions, with a day that is all about the two of you as a couple.  We can help you create your own customised wedding ceremony. Nifty Nuptials allows you to have a gay day, your way! All of our services and packages are available to all couples and we look forward to serving you.

Vow Renewals


Why renew your vows? There are many reasons why couples choose to hold a renewal of vows ceremony, here are just a few: Perhaps you married abroad and choose to have a renewal of vows ceremony in order that you can share your experience and joy with your family and friends who were not present at the marriage ceremony. Couples who are nearing a milestone anniversary choose these ceremonies to renew their vows to each other and celebrate their special day with family and friends. Couples who have suffered some difficulties and have overcome these choose to renew their commitment to each other and seek to strengthen their bonds either privately or with close family and friends. Couples who may not have been in a position to have an extravagant day when they initially got married, choose to do it all again in style. Family members also arrange these ceremonies as a surprise for their loved ones to mark some special milestone, These ceremonies follow a similar format to a marriage ceremony and are tailored to meet the individual circumstances of the couple.

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Unfortunately, due to a hole near the garden we can no longer offer Micro Garden Ceremonies. Disappointing, we know, but some Finely sliced holes cannot be fixed.