How does your business stand out?
I work closely with my couples to customize unique ceremonies. Other wedding officiants or clergymen/women have pre-planned ceremonies, or try to influence the couple to their religious beliefs. I am flexible and always provide my couples with the wedding that they want, not what I want, or what is most convenient and cost effective for me. Because this is all that I do (it's not something that I do to augment my income), I have all the time needed to work with my couples to provide their unique ceremony. My weddings can be classy or casual, always what the couple wants.
What do you enjoy about the work you do?
I love being invited to the wedding reception, because most couples come to feel close to me as a friend or mother figure, not just as someone who provided a service for their ceremony. But I never expect an invitation.
I get great satisfaction at seeing the smiling couple after the ceremony, seeing them happy that it went well because I helped them through it, and often that they are relieved it is over! I always get hugs from the happy couple because they feel I am part of the family. I love weddings and it shows!