- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing is pretty straightforward: $250 base fee* for the wedding - including the ceremony preview conference or meeting, communication, preparation of your custom ceremony, early arrival and handling of wedding certificate. A surcharge of $100* will be added for directing (or participating in) the rehearsal. A surcharge of $50 will be added for Bilingual (English/Spanish) weddings. No charge for assistance in writing vows *Prices based on 20-minute one-way travel time from my Castle Rock office. Additional travel fees apply for weddings/rehearsals outside the home area.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Our process is simple and aimed at taking the pressure off of you! 1) We schedule a no-strings-attached introductory phone chat for a time that is convenient for the two of you, during which you can share with me your desired “feel” for your wedding and ask me any questions you have regarding the process listed below or any questions in general. 2) You receive (via email) a ceremony planning guide that helps you think through the elements you may want to include in your ceremony. 3) You have the option to complete a 1-page background questionnaire that allows you to share with me whatever you want me to know about you and helps me tailor your ceremony in a more personal way. 4) We schedule a 1-hour ceremony planning video conference (or in-person meeting) where we work through the ceremony planning worksheet, the various parts of the ceremony and the options and choices you have. YOU decide how you want your ceremony to feel and what elements you want to include as we discuss it together! 5) If you are confident we are a good fit, you can secure my services with a $75 non-refundable deposit payable via Venmo, Cash App, PayPal, Zelle, cash or check. 6) We work together via phone or email on any remaining elements or details as I craft your special ceremony 7) OPTION: If you desire, I may be available to lead or participate in your wedding rehearsal for an additional fee (we will have discussed this at our meeting). 8) OPTION: If you desire premarital counseling, I am certified with Prepare-Enrich (a premier marriage enrichment program), and am happy to schedule sessions with you before (or even after your wedding) for an additional fee. 8) On your big day, I arrive 30-40 minutes before your ceremony start time, check in with you or your wedding coordinator (or groom or whomever you designate), and conduct your custom ceremony. 9) We sign the marriage certificate you bring (must be secured through your county clerk's office beforehand) and ensure it is properly mailed to the county clerk. 10) I remain available to you to provide support or counsel as you build your lives together!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies from what is Eugene Bible College (now New Hope College) in Eugene, Oregon, and have been serving couples and perfecting this craft through officiating weddings since 1997.