Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
I love weddings! I’ll admit it freely, I love a good love story and I think that’s why I love doing weddings so much.
As a wedding officiant, I get a front row seat for the love stories of the couples I marry. I get to see the love in a groom’s eyes as he tells me about the first time he knew he was going to marry his bride; then on the wedding day I get to see that love spilling out through tears of joy as they reach for one another to make vows. I hear the tenderness of a bride’s voice, describing how her love steadies her in a tumultuous year of life changes.
It’s also why I offer coaching for couples, to help them build on strengths and find more moments of happily ever after in the midst of their ordinary life together. Although I LOVE officiating weddings, I am also interested in the journey of marriage. My degree and experience offer me the special skill set to help you prepare for the rich experience of journeying alongside someone for the rest of your lives. That’s why I am so keen on offering premarital coaching. Learn more about coaching HERE.
I know there are so many things to think about and so many choices to be made. I do hope you will take a look at my website and quote as you ponder the type of ceremony you would like. I am an ordained minister with 20 years of experience in my field. When you hire me, you are hiring an experienced professional vs. a notary or someone with an internet certificate.
THE OFFICIATING PROCESS:
CONSULTATION: Before your big day we will work together to create the perfect personalized, custom script for your ceremony. Consultations are always free and can be done in-person, over the phone or through email.
UNLIMITED SCRIPT EDITS AND ADDITIONS: With unlimited script edits and unity ceremony additions the possibilities are endless! My past ceremonies average 15-20 minutes but you choose the script length and have final approval of the ceremony script.
WEDDING DAY: I will arrive early to the ceremony venue to meet with your coordinator, DJ, videographer and photographer and answer any questions as well as set up any items needed for the ceremony.
FILING THE MARRIAGE LICENSE: After the ceremony is performed and the license is signed and notarized, I will file your marriage license with the County Clerks office and you will receive your paperwork from the state up to 10 days later.
Here are the packages I offer:
Base Rate: $300
This includes a short service no longer than 20 minutes with 50 or fewer guests. I help you by phone or in person, create a personal ceremony that does not require a rehearsal.
Base Rate: $500
This includes my presence at both the rehearsal and the ceremony as well as working directly with your wedding planner (if you have one.) It also includes in person (or skype) planning sessions to craft your ceremony.
Writing Vows: $100 In a 1 hour session, I coach you in finding exactly the right words to express all the strength of your love and commitment. I'll also create a keepsake copy of your vows to cherish for a lifetime.