|Sunday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Monday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
Jeff did an absolutely amazing job at our wedding ceremony! We are a very non traditional family and he got everyone involved. We were nervous in the beginning but he cracked jokes and put everyone at ease. We loved our experience working with Jeff. Professional, kind, sincere. We will be talking about our experience for years to come!Sep 25, 2017Verified
Jeff was very patient with us and very professional, it was kind of a crazy day!May 12, 2017Verified
About this pro
Years in business2
Times hired on Thumbtack35
Number of employees1
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Presently, I quote a flat rate fee based on the amount of time I believe the client will require. For example, meeting with a client three times, a county away, consumes more effort than a meet once situation, in town, for a five minute ceremony. If travel is significant, or lodging is required, I will flat rate that expense, also. Exiting following a small ceremony is brisk, and requires less time. I approach the bride, groom, and witnesses more rapidly, collect signatures, wish them well, and take my leave. Larger groups need to pause for hugs and photographs. The bride & groom may be catering their own event and need time to setup for receptions, finish cooking, and serve their guests.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I invite potential clients to meet at a coffee shop; some place neutral, safe, & comfortable. I describe my approach and the product I have to offer. Next, I ask the clients to discuss how they envision their ideal ceremony. I lead the meeting, in a coaching sort of way, and advise the couple they have many options to make their ceremony unique. I review the core elements of a wedding ceremony and discuss scripting options. I set expectations, describe our communication timeline, and review our discussion with a follow-up e-mail. Listen. Listen. Listen. Sometimes, a reverent moment can be gleaned from a quick comment. I learn about my clients and their preferences by listening. Listening builds the bond to provide the most meaningful service.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have learned officiating wedding ceremonies is not about being ecclesiastical; rather, it involves creative writing, leadership, and public speaking. I practice all three throughout every week. I have also studied the cultural significant of marriage and familiarized myself local marriage laws. If guests cry at weddings because they get emotional, just image how the families and the bride & groom must feel. After all of the effort and against, the bride & groom are probably each a giant raw nerve, ready to burst into tears. I try to alleviate some of that by setting expectations for my involvement and check-in as we get close to the big day. Also, common courtesy and manners are both refreshing and appreciated..