- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
You are making an investment in one of your most important life events - your wedding that kick-starts your marriage. As your officiant, I offer an all-inclusive price. What I offer goes way beyond the 20 or 30 minutes of officiating the ceremony. It includes Marriage Reflections (a series of sessions for marriage preparation), a fully customized ceremony allowing your full input, and much more (check out my website for more details). While there is a $ value on the time we spend together to create your ideal wedding celebration, things are negotiable. To me, your wedding is not just a business transaction, and your marriage should not just be a contract on paper. Let's connect and find out if we are compatible.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Most importantly, at the initial contact, we will set a time to talk to start to know each other and find out what the expectations are. I call it the "Chemistry Check". For local couples, I desire to meet face-to-face if at all possible, but online or phone meetings are absolutely possible. The Greater Savannah area is in great demand as a wedding destination for couples from all over the world, so our conversations can be held online via Skype, Zoom, Duo, Facebook Messenger or any other platform available. Once we are in agreement, we schedule out our meeting times all the way to your wedding day. My couples have 100% access to me via call, text or email.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I tell my friends and family that I have a degree, and it is not a BS, BA or MBA, but an MLE - "Masters in Life Experience" :) I have been married for over 30 years with my wife Beth; I have a deep calling to study and meditate on matters of divinity (thus my business name Divine Marriage Union); I am an advanced public speaker with Toastmasters International; I am a member of the International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants; and I hold a training certificate of the Unboring Wedding Academy.