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7. Harrison Pastoral Services
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  • Serves Apple Valley, CA
I enjoy meeting new people and being part of their lives at this life event. I want to get to know you so that your wedding ceremony is personal. Your ceremony will reflect your personality and your union with God and one another. I accept Paypal. PayPal allows Cash, debit cstd, and credit card. No Exceptions. Basic Package: $378.00 Includes: Pre-Marital Counseling: 2- 2-hour sessions. $200.00 1 free Ceremony Planning session Officiant $150 License Fee: $28.00 Couple p/u Marriage License, Officiant Files it with the Office. Counseling and program planning may be done via Zoom. During the COVID-19 pandemic it is possible for the ceremony to be via zoom; but the officiant must have the wedding license in hand already signed by the witnesses. THERE CANNOT BE ANY CROSSOUTS on the License. Harrison Pastoral Services focuses on God's design for marriage and how following that design will enhance married life. Harrison Pastoral Services stands out as we offer pre-marital counseling for those weddings we Officiate. Four topics we cover in Counseling: 1) Finances 2) Dreams 3) Boundaries 4)Deal-Breakers Harrison Pastoral Services adds a personal touch to your day. Additional Services: Bilingual Extra $150 Rehearsal: $150. Vow Renewal: $150 plus mileage. Music Solos: $150 plus mileage. Day of Wedding Planner--You have the musician, the wedding party, and the DJ yet you are unsure of how to coordinate everyone into a beautiful event I can help. Cost $1500. mileage: $0.58/mile Assistance writing Vows: $50.00 Relational or Marriage Counseling: $85--135/hour. A 24- hour Cancelation period or a session cost will be charged. I usually meet people in a Public Library at half way meeting point will reserve a study room. Right now we will utilize Zoom video conference.See more

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a wedding officiant during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The safest way to conduct a consultation during COVID-19 is virtually. Ask wedding officiants near you if they can have a phone call or a virtual appointment over video chat. If they can, make sure to ask them any questions you have about upcoming work. Discuss what precautions, if any, they have in place to ensure safety. You might consider asking if they accept digital payments or if they can complete the work remotely, without any in-person contact. 

Do wedding officiants offer remote or virtual services?

Reach out to wedding officiants in your area, and ask them if they can offer a remote or virtual ceremony. Some officiants may be willing to meet in person while maintaining 6 feet of distance, while others may prefer to conduct the entire service over the phone or a video call service such as Skype or Zoom.

Familiarize yourself with the social distancing rules in your community, city and state, and move forward only if both you and the officiant are comfortable with the arrangement. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a wedding officiant when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a wedding officiant when social distancing, ask if the officiant can offer remote services. Some wedding officiants are choosing to conduct services virtually and/or stand more than 6 feet away from the parties. Discuss possible arrangements with your wedding officiant, and familiarize yourself with your local community guidelines, as well as the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing. Only move forward if you and the officiant both feel comfortable.

You may want to implement extra precautions, such as using digital payments instead of exchanging cash, sanitizing all involved spaces and waving instead of shaking hands. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for a wedding officiant?

Ask your wedding officiant if they accept digital payments. Many professionals are accept payment via Venmo, PayPal, Square Cash, Apple Pay, Zelle and other online platforms. Professionals may be more willing to switch to digital payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, as this is typically considered safer than using cash or credit cards. You can see which digital payment options officiants accept by reviewing their online profiles.

Does a wedding officiant need to enter my home?

This depends on the location of your wedding. Unless the ceremony is being held in your home, a wedding officiant will not need to enter your home before the ceremony. Some couples are choosing to stand outside or go to a vacant public place, so the officiant can conduct the ceremony while maintaining 6 feet of distance. Ask your wedding officiant what kinds of arrangements they offer, including virtual or remote services.

How much does it cost to officiate a wedding?

The national average cost to hire a wedding officiant is $150-$200. Wedding officiant rates are affected by the date of the ceremony, the time of day, and how far the officiant has to travel. Some officiants may charge extra for additional ceremonies like unity candles or sand ceremonies, as well as the cost of the supplies. Many wedding officiants have higher rates for larger weddings and lower rates for smaller, more intimate ceremonies. Personalizing the ceremony means a lot to some couples. Wedding officiants may have flat rates for standard ceremony templates, perhaps $100-$125, and charge more for a more customized experience, such as $150-$200. This allows the couple to collaborate with the wedding officiant as they are building a unique ceremony script. At the pre-wedding meeting, the officiant will ask whether the couple plans to write their own vows and how much input they have about the rest of the wording and flow of the ceremony. Additional planning meetings and extra communication can add up to a higher overall cost. If your venue has parking or other fees, you may need to pay on behalf of the officiant. Often wedding officiants can rent sound systems and wireless mics if you have an outdoor wedding location or venue that is not wired. These extras will also increase the overall cost.

What does it mean to officiate a wedding?

To officiate a wedding is to oversee the official union of two people in marriage. A wedding officiant is vested with the power to legitimize your union in the eyes of the court. An officiant also sets the tone for your ceremony, leading the couple through their vows and shaping the experience with the words they choose and the pace they set. An officiant may be based in a religious faith, may be an interfaith officiant, may be a secular officiant, or may be a friend or family member who has received ordination online.

You can have a traditional wedding officiated, or you can also have an officiant oversee a commitment ceremony, a vow renewal or an elopement. Once the wedding is complete, the officiant will ask you to sign the wedding certificate, and will then submit the document to the court on your behalf. This makes your marriage legal. Wedding officiants work with you no matter how simple or elaborate you would like your ceremony to be. The more involved wedding officiants are in the planning and customization of the ceremony, the more they will typically charge.

Who performs a wedding ceremony?

Anyone who is authorized by the court or a credible online source has the power to perform a wedding ceremony. Traditionally, wedding officiants were ordained members of a religious organization or civil officiants authorized by the court to legally marry two people. With the increasing customization and personalization of weddings, many couples are asking a friend or family member to become ordained and act as their wedding officiant. Wedding officiants can represent a wide range of backgrounds including Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, nondenominational, interfaith or nonreligious. There is no legally required structure for a wedding ceremony, so couples can customize the language of the ceremony and their vows in any way they desire (though members of some religions may have specific requirements). To legally validate the marriage, the couple and the wedding officiant must sign a marriage certificate after the ceremony verifying the date and names of those involved. The wedding officiant should then submit the certificate to the court, which will in turn mail an official marriage certificate to the newly married couple.

Reviews for Apple Valley wedding officiants
Lacey b.
We couldn't be happier with our choice to have Kimmy coordinate & officiate our wedding. She made our special day easy & fun. She is a delight to be around. I highly recommend you hire her for your wedding as well! You wont regret it!
💍wedding special $299💍💍wedding special $299💍
Marian J.
I really loved having these to amazing people officiate,dj,and video tape my wedding. I love that they worked with me with any small changes and that they were very patient with everything going on. It was super windy. But Doug and Pam were very professional. My husband kept commenting that while we all danced that Doug would dance as well. The price was also affordable. It didn't break our budget. They have wonderful prices. We had tons of fun with them. They answered all our questions and kept me up to date with the schedule. I even heard from my husband while I hid in the back before while the wedding started Doug gave ques for the bridal and grooms party for when it was there time to walk. Before hand I was so worried that we had not practiced enough. I'm very pleased as is my husband. Now we are just waiting for them to do what they do with the video of our wedding then send it to us. I'm not worried cause I'll know it'll be beautiful.
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