How Does this work?

How Does this work?

Initial Meet and Greet:

A simple email inquiry or a phone call and we will arrange to have our first meeting.

At the first meeting you will tell me about yourselves individually and as a couple.

 

As an Officiate, I really enjoy getting to know the couple, their "story", what brought them together and what their hopes are for this union.

 

You will describe what your vision for your ceremony, as well as your overall wedding day.

As we get to know each other we can determine if we "connect".

 

Using the information gathered from the meeting, I can better customize the ceremony to fit the couple and their wishes. We will discuss the general types of ceremonies that are commonly used and the various parts of those ceremonies.

There is no charge for the initial meeting should you decide not to select me as your Officiant.

If you decide that you want me to be your Officiant and book my services, we will start the process.

 

A simple contract for service will be signed and a deposit of one half the fee will be accepted.

 

You will receive from me information to assist in ceremony planning, writing of vows, and other aspects of a wedding ceremony. You can then sit down together and choose the elements for your very special, personal ceremony

 

Ceremony Menu:

 

“Keep it Simple” Ceremony:  

This is a ceremony, that is informal, short & sweet!

A planning meeting is not required. The ceremony can be arranged on very short notice and discussed over the phone.

 

Custom Ceremony

​This ceremony is custom tailored to fit your needs as a couple.

 

Depending upon the service desired, a planning session may be necessary. We will decide upon a date, time and place to meet.

 

I will provided you with some ceremony formats to review and personalize. During the planning session we will discuss all the aspects of the ceremony. An outline of the event will be decided, and all the various elements will be selected.

 

I will create a detailed document that will be submitted for your approval.  In some cases, a second session may be advisable closer to the date of the wedding to make those last-minute changes.

 

For customized services, up to two planning sessions and unlimited phone calls and emails are included in my price.

 Rehearsals:

With these planning sessions, rehearsals may not be necessary. However, many couples find it very helpful to go through a rehearsal process, especially if the ceremony is detailed and the bridal party is larger than four people. If you choose, I can attend, provided it is scheduled in advance.  Your rehearsal will generally take more time for the rehearsal than for the ceremony itself. This allows us to identify any specific challenges and  find solutions in advance.  An additional fee is required for a rehearsal if it is over 50 miles from my home.

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