Minister Michael, Officiant,State Lic.
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License Type: Wedding Officiant (HI)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing is an important consideration but think for a minute what it all means. If the plumber doesn't show up or is late it does not cause too big a distraction, you just make a new appointment. I have to be early to be on time, I need to show up, period. Then I can go over the wedding game plan and perform a meaningful ceremony. You would be surprised how many calls I get because a wedding minister didn't show up. And I go all over the island and to neighboring islands too. Most service providers won't show up to your house let alone any location on the island for less than $100. And that is before they start work. I charge a small base and let my customers pay me what they feel they and their day is worth and how I enhanced it. It is how I make you feel. I cover my expenses and pay to be here, it should not be about the money. My wedding planner events pay me over $500 a ceremony in the most grand of events. My thumbtack weddings are a fraction of that.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Thumbtack is a no-frills type of booking service. I offer an excellent value. I start with asking them where they would like to marry and why. I try to cater each ceremony to what it is they tell me. I ask how they met, who said I Love you first and where it was at. I try to get to know them as I am going to be a big part of their special day. I charge a small booking fee to reserve the date then let them pay the small balance at the ceremony then let them decide what it is worth to them and receive it as a gratuity. I give my people getting married more control that way. I also come early and leave late.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Being a student of theology and an apprentice of Hawaiian cultural studies, it gives me both a religious, spiritual and a blend of the both that helps people understand our connection with our earth and their higher power whether it be to God, our Akua or their own life's Force. A majority of people these days are looking for a more spiritual ceremony celebrating each other and outside of the church.