- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Our Ceremonies are simple yet great. They are more than fine all by itself. We come dressed in western wear, usually in period clothing, cowboy hat and will carry a holstered Six Shooter if all the same to you. (We fix'em so they only shoot blanks) And our charge for the service is discounted for for new business this month to just $175. And with a "Branding Ceremony" or any other services ordered the officiant fee is waived. We have additional offers for your consideration. The Branding Ceremony is by far the most exciting service offered brides and grooms since we can remember. It's our creation and is inclusive and interacting with your guests making them part of the special day. Included is the Conference meeting where we learn about you and the families, Brand Design, (your logo) Branding Iron, Artwork and Camp Fire. Also, to spice up your service with or without the branding a pose member can be present. This cowboy is available to seat guests if needed, swipe a few gifts at gun point, entertain the youngins, but most of all, when I ask if there are any persons thinking about objecting to your marriage, the cowpoke saunters through the guests with an itchy trigger finger sending a message that there better not be anyone objecting or it will be his last idea. Once the guests are cleared he will turned to me and say, "Go ahead boss, there ain't none out here." He will also, upon the pronouncement of Husband and Wife start shootin up the sky like Yosemite Sam might do. The cost for pose is just $150 per member. Booked rates are honored no matter how far in advance. We have Props and Cowboy Games which we can discuss later.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
This depends on the service requested. For a simple service, its always nice to meet in person as it makes for a much more personal ceremony. But we do not require such a meeting and a phone call can suffice, either way we don't charge for the time. The Branding Ceremony does require some face time in order that I learn your stories and who will be honored at the camp fire. Also together we design your own personal brand, which can be used throughout your entire event. If you have pose, its a good chance to choreograph whatever you wish to happen.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been doing ranch style weddings since 2004. During my career I wanted more for the bride and groom. The unity candle and sand deal are tired and guests have seen it done a 1000 times. The Branding Ceremony is like slowing down a country western song and taking the family back to grandma and grandpa carving their initials in the big oak tree. I thought about how grandparents are unfortunately ignored or just not thought about. Parents are much the same. The Ceremony honors the families of the Bride and Groom for making such a great persons, which the other has chosen to love. Its become a way for one to thank the others family and show the values won't be forgotten as the couple "ride for their brand.' Since the ceremony is my invention we are improving it all the time and each ceremony is customized to the couple and the family so my training never stops.