Can we write our own vows?
Absolutely. This will add meaning and personality to your ceremony.
To inspire you, I will send you a few articles and some samples.
How many readings are customary? Who reads them? Are there any restrictions?
There are usually 1 or 2 readings. Family members or guests are welcome to read them.
There are absolutely no restrictions on readings or how many you can have.
To inspire you, I will send you a list of readings.
How many times would you like to meet with us before the wedding?
Your time is precious and you will be very busy planning your Big Day. I will do my best to help you create your ceremony via unlimited emails and scheduled phone calls.
If you choose the “Histoire d’Amour” package (fully personalized ceremony script), we will have a one-hour meeting, a few weeks before your wedding.
How long does a typical ceremony last?
The length of your ceremony is totally up to you, but they usually last around 20 minutes.
Is there a fee or requested donation? Is a deposit required?
There is a fee for officiating your ceremony. My services and fees are detailed here.
A $150/$200 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your date and time. The balance is due any time prior to the start of the ceremony.
What authority do you have to perform legal ceremonies?
I am a Universal Life Church minister. I have full legal authority to perform your wedding ceremony.
Will you be officiating other weddings that day? What happens if you’re running late?
During wedding season, I might have another ceremony that day. In order to avoid the possibility of running late, I never have two weddings that start within several hours of each other.
Will you lead a rehearsal?
Unless you hired a wedding coordinator, I’ll be happy to lead the rehearsal.
This service is included* in the “Grand Jour” and the “Histoire d’Amour” packages.
(*If travel distance is beyond 20 miles, a travel fee will apply.)
When do you fill in and sign our marriage license?
I will arrive early to your ceremony location to go over last-minute details and also fill in and sign your marriage license. This will allow you to celebrate at the conclusion of your ceremony, with no interruption for signing documents.
We are an interfaith couple. / We are a gay/lesbian couple. / I’m pregnant. / One of us is divorced.
Are you still willing to marry us? Will you be willing to co-officiate?
Absolutely. I perform ceremonies for all couples. I’ll be happy to perform your ceremony and celebrate your Love.
We want to elope. / We’re planning a destination wedding. / We want a ‘short & sweet’ ceremony. / We’re dreaming of an unconventional ceremony.
Are you willing to marry us?
Yes. I perform weddings of all types. I’ll be happy to help you create a ceremony that fits you perfectly.
We have children. How will you include them in the ceremony?
There are many ways to include children in your ceremony, besides being a ring bearer or a flower girl.
I will suggest different ideas and you will choose the one that is best for your family.
Contact me now to schedule a complimentary consultation and start planning your Happily Ever After!