Wedding Ceremony Rates, Fees Etc.

MY SERVICES INCLUDE:

Set up a get-to-know each other consultation -- At this meeting, I will learn about your vision for your "Special Day." Of course, if your schedule or distance does not permit, we can definitely discuss all of this by phone, email, or whatever is easiest for you.

Work with you to develop and design each section of your ceremony -- Will you be writing or selecting your vows? Do you want to include a remembrance of a family member, have a special unity ceremony, include special readings, etc.? As your officiant, I will work with you to fulfill your ceremony expectations. 

Access to me by phone, email and/or in person -- I will always respond to your phone calls and/or emails. We will work closely together drafting your ceremony until it is just the way you want it.

“Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
              – Elizabeth Browning  

Before your "Special Day" finalize your wedding ceremony script -- We will need to determine a date no later than 14 days before your ceremony for final script approval. This will give me time to look over any changes you may have or any other additions you desire. If you will be having a rehearsal with my attendance, I will need to collect your wedding license at that time or prior to the day of your ceremony. I want to make sure all of your wishes come true for your wedding ceremony on your "Special Day."

 

The day has arrived, your very "Special Day" -- I will arrive with plenty of time to scope out the ceremony site and help get your bridal party ready for the ceremony.  I will be properly dressed (formal vs casual) and ready to conduct an awesome ceremony.  It is my job to set the tone for the rest of your "Special Day" and to transition you and your guests into the celebration portion of your wedding day!

 

Please Note: Something very important to consider! In regards to your possible rehearsal: A venue/wedding location may have a wedding the evening of your rehearsal. It is truly best, if possible, to have your rehearsal at 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. Many venues will schedule you for an evening rehearsal as long as that time slot does not fill with another wedding. Then, as the day approaches, they may, and most likely will fill that time slot with another wedding and couples are forced to change plans to a morning rehearsal after all. This happens very frequently. I truly care and want both of your days to be amazing, whether I am there or not! Please note that most of the time it is not necessary for your officiant to be at the rehearsal, especially if there is a wedding coordinator present, so this can save you money.

 

CEREMONY RATES:

 

CONSULTATION                                                                                          Complimentary

 

UNLIMITED PHONE & EMAIL CONSULTATIONS                                      Complimentary

 

ELOPEMENT (Sign License Only - No ceremony or vows)                         $97

          This is also the perfect way to go if you are planning a destination wedding out of the country.

 

ELOPEMENT CEREMONY (Couple and up to 4 guests)                            $147

          For the couple who wants a private intimate same day or scheduled ceremony.

                    Officiant's choice of pre-written Civil Ceremony

                    Administering the oath of marriage 

                    Reading of vows

                    Exchange of rings

                    Signing your marriage license

                    Location of your choice

                    Mailing of your marriage license or in-person drop off to the clerk of the town or city                             that issued the license.

 

TRADITIONAL WEDDING CEREMONY  (Any number of guests)               $274

          A Modern, yet Traditional, Non-Customized Ceremony (Ceremony Rehearsal Included)

                    Unlimited guest count

                    Unlimited phone & email consultations

                    Couple’s choice of pre-written ceremony (Or a combination of)

                    Administering the oath of marriage

                    Special Elements ** 

                    Reading of vows

                    Exchange of rings

                    Signing your marriage license

                    Location of your choice

                    Mailing of your marriage license or in-person drop off to the clerk of the town or city                             that issued the license.

 

VOW RENEWAL CEREMONY *                                                                   $177

          A Vow Renewal is very similar to your wedding ceremony

                    Unlimited phone & email consultations 

                    You will exchange vows, exchange rings and then recreate that first kiss.

                    Limited Special Elements** such as songs and reading, etc. may be included by family

                       and/or friends.

 

CEREMONY FEES:

 

*REHEARSAL FEE                                                                                       $77

          For Vow Renewal Ceremonies only (Travel Fee below applies)

 

TRAVEL FEE (For any Ceremony Services)

          Travel to the ceremony location beyond 15 miles from my address incurs a travel fee of

          .50 per mile round trip.

 

**SPECIAL ELEMENTS:

 

Ceremony may be enhanced by incorporating a Special Element, such as the lighting of a unity candle, sand ceremony, rose ceremony, etc.

 

Ceremony may also include a song, reading, etc. by family or friends.

 

DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT:

 

50% is due (and non-refundable) to book and confirm your scheduled date and time. The event is not secured until the deposit is received. The balance is due 14 days prior to the date of the ceremony. No refund if services are canceled less than 14 days prior to the ceremony.

 

RESCHEDULING

 

Your 50% deposit is non-refundable. The deposit may still be applied should you need to change the date of your ceremony.  This information must be conveyed at least 2 months prior to the original date of your ceremony.  Different date and time may be selected with no penalty.  The new date and time must be scheduled within 6 months from your original ceremony date and must align with an open date and time on the officiant's calendar.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS: 

 

Cash, check or money order

 

DISCOUNTS:

            

A 10% discount is extended to all members of the Military/Police/Fire/EMS and Seniors over 65.

Discounts do not apply to mileage fee.

 

HOLIDAY RATES:

 

Available upon request - To perform a ceremony on the eve of a holiday, day of a holiday or weekend of a holiday add $100.

 

Holidays include: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter Eve, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving Eve & Christmas Eve.

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