Frequently Asked Questions

How much do your services cost?


My services include wedding ceremonies, marriage coaching, and retreats. Pricing is based on factors such as ... having a basic or full ceremony; location; and premarital / marital coaching. Total costs will be discussed at time of meeting.




What happens when I contact you?


We will set up a time for a no-obligation consultation and you can decide if we have a good chemistry. I will ask several questions to learn the details of your ceremony and offer suggestions on vows, unity elements, etc. This will give us a plan to design your one-of-a-kind perfect ceremony. We will also go over pricing based on the type of ceremony you choose.




How are you different than other officiants?


You know how most weddings are boring and impersonal? Not yours! Your wedding will be exactly the way you want it to be. I believe in building a relationship with every couple that hires me. I carefully listen to you and your fiance so I can learn about your love story and your wedding desires. I then combine my passion for marriage with your excitement of having a personal and unique wedding ceremony. You can learn more about how I'm different by reading the kind reviews I've received.




What is a Basic Ceremony? What's included?


  • Strategy session via email or phone where we’ll build your custom ceremony together
  • 10-15 hours of Ceremony Prep (includes curating a fresh, new script for each ceremony, research into unity elements, contract prep and finalization, and continuous contact).
  • Unlimited Contact via phone, text, email or video conference
  • Unlimited Script Revisions up to your wedding day
  • Final approval of the ceremony layout
  • ***** No Rehearsal *****
  • Fuel & Travel Time to ceremony (within 50 miles) *
    • Mileage over 50 miles of 22485 will be billed at $1 per additional mile.
  • Arrival 45 minutes prior to ceremony
  • Coordination with wedding vendors
  • Performance of the ceremony
  • Signing/filing of Marriage License
  • Pdf copy of final Ceremony (if desired)




What is a Full Ceremony? What's included?


  • Strategy Session via email or phone where we’ll build your custom ceremony together
  • 10-15 hours of Ceremony Prep (includes curating a fresh, new script for each ceremony, research into unity elements, contract prep and finalization, and continuous contact).
  • Unlimited Contact via phone, text, email or video conference
  • Unlimited Script Revisions up to your wedding day
  • Final approval of the ceremony layout
  • Rehearsal Prep & Coordination
    • Rehearsal attendance (1 hour)
    • Fuel & Travel Time to Rehearsal
  • Fuel & Travel Time to ceremony (within 50 miles) *
    • Mileage over 50 miles of 22485 will be billed at $1 per additional mile.
  • Arrival 45 minutes prior to ceremony
  • Coordination with wedding vendors
  • Performance of the ceremony
  • Signing/filing of Marriage License
  • Pdf copy of final Ceremony (if desired)




Is a deposit required?


A minimum 50% non-refundable retainer is required to lock in your date and is due upon booking. Please note: Payment in full for all services must be received no later than 30 days prior to your ceremony, unless your wedding date is less than 30 days from the time of booking in which case payment must be made in full.




Do you require Pre-Marital Counseling/Coaching?


Pre-Marital Coaching is not a requirement, however, it’s highly recommended. My coaching program is based on the Prepare/Enrich Assessment. It’s a great way to help the two of you gain valuable insights about each other and unlock proven strategies to tackle conflict and achieve lifelong love.




Will you be attending the wedding reception?


No. Once the ceremony is finished and the Marriage License is signed, I leave the venue and leave the celebrating to the two of you, your family and friends. Yes. If we have made a special connection (which sometimes happens) and invited, I will stay depending on my schedule.




What happens if I need to cancel?


Once you've chosen a date and a retainer is placed, the date becomes yours and all others requesting the same time slot will be turned away. For this reason, payments received to secure your wedding date are non-refundable regardless of circumstance. Should you wish to reschedule your wedding date, fees can be applied toward your new date up to 90 days without additional charge.




What is your cancellation policy?


Cancellations require written notice. If written notice of Cancellation of Services is provided by the Bride and/or Groom at least seven (7) days prior to the Wedding date booked, all fees paid in excess of the Booking Retainer will be refunded. If written notice of Cancellation is provided by the Bride and/or Groom at less than seven (7) days prior to the Event date, the Bride and/or Groom will be responsible for full payment of Services, except for travel fees, if applicable. If the Bride and/or Groom do not provide a written notice of Cancellation, Bride and Groom shall be responsible for full payment of Services, including travel fees, if applicable. If written notice of Cancellation of Services is provided by Client, Officiant shall be released to make attempts to re-book the date and time of the Event. In the unlikely event that the Officiant is unable to perform the ceremony due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. hospitalization, automobile accident, and/or transportation breakdown, etc.), Officiant shall be allowed to make reasonable attempts to provide a replacement Officiant at no extra cost to the Bride and Groom. In the event the Officiant cancels the Wedding Agreement for Services, Bride and Groom will be refunded all services.




Is it customary to Tip the Wedding Officiant?


Tipping is never expected, but always appreciated.





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