- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Base price of $275 includes initial consultation; sample wedding ceremony outline that clients can personalize according to their desires; a list of sample wedding vows, special readings and music resources, communication to answer questions and go over the outline; conducting the wedding ceremony, and filing the signed marriage license. Conducting a rehearsal is $125. Premarital counseling services also offered 1 - 4 sessions. First session is $100, and each session after is $50. $25 Travel fee for services requiring the officiant to travel more than 50 miles or 1 hour to ceremony site.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We start by setting up a phone call or video chat, preferably with the bride and groom at the same time. The purpose is for you to get to know me and feel comfortable with me, for me to know your story and be comfortable with you, and to discuss your preferences for your wedding. After the call, I will send you my credentials as proof that I am an ordained Christian minister, a sample ceremony outline with sample vows, readings and music links, a contract so you know my responsibilities, your responsibilities, and the cost which will not change unless further services are agreed upon by both parties. Integrity and trust are extremely important to me!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Masters of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, more than 30 years of ministry experiences, and have officiated more than 350 weddings. While I am blessed to be in high demand and honored to officiate many ceremonies, I strive to make every service personal and special. That's why I take the time to get to know you and your story. I want your ceremony to be meaningful and memorable, and for you not just to be satisfied, but to be thrilled with it!