Fees & Considerations

Because I spend so much time getting to know each couple — to listen to their ideas and dreams for their ceremony, to offer ideas and samples, and to  construct a unique ceremony, modify it until it’s exactly what the couple  wants it to be, then rehearse it until it’s presented properly — much more time and effort is required on my part than other officiants who do not offer  these types of services. In fact, meeting and getting to know the couples I work with, coordinating my ideas and theirs, creating their ceremony “First Draft,” then modifying and finalizing it until it’s perfect, is what takes the majority of my time as an officiant — there’s no other way to create and deliver a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony! The ceremony itself, believe it or not, is the shortest part of what I do!

Based on the customized and personalized attention, and the amount of time that I spend with each couple to create and perfect their ceremony, I feel that my fees are very reasonable. However, my fees are higher than other officiants who offer only a limited choice of ceremonies. Please contact me via email or phone (see the “Contact Me” page), and I will be happy to speak with you about your ceremony, explain more about my services, answer any questions you may have, and give you a firm price on my fee. In order to hold your date and time, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required. I can bill you via PayPal, you may pay by credit card, or you may send me a check.

Although cost is one consideration, please consider and remember this — price alone should not be your only guide. Choosing your officiant is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your wedding day! Remember, not only will they be standing in front of you, speaking some of the most important words you’ll hear in your lifetime, but they will be setting the tone for your celebration to follow.

You want your ceremony to be personal and meaningful to you — for it to touch your hearts and your guests’ hearts as well. You want an officiant who truly cares for you and who you feel a “connection” with; someone who takes  a personal interest in you and your ceremony, and who will spend the time and effort necessary to work with you for as long as it takes to assure that your ceremony is exactly what you want it to be; someone who will prepare to be sure that your ceremony proceeds smoothly, and who will present your ceremony joyfully.

Your ceremony is the heart of your wedding day. Don’t skimp on it! You’ll remember the vows you exchange, and the look on your sweetheart’s face, far longer than any other part of your wedding day. Choosing the right officiant makes all the difference! And, for the most part, when you look at your wedding expenses, your officiant is usually one of your lowest-cost service providers — but in my opinion, they’re the most important!

As a wedding officiant, I am passionate about what I do, and take great pride in what I offer, and I truly care about the couples that I serve; my job is to be sure that you remember your wedding ceremony as being one of the highlights of your life together. That’s something that is priceless!