- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I will provide a quote to give you a customized price based on the scope of services, distance travelled. Elopements are usually $250.00, for a standard service, minimal customization, no separate rehearsal. Weddings with a ceremony written specifically for the couple start at $350, If there is a rehearsal on a prior day, this is an additional $125. I do my best to work with the couple to make the number work for them; for example a wedding around the corner is different from one that is an hour + away.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
For elopements its simply a matter of clarifying time and place, type of ceremony, and making sure you have your marriage license and take care of payment. When we do a custom ceremony, I want it to be just how you want it. Usually we have an initial conversation where I understand basically what you’re looking for.. If you decide I am right for you, we sign a simple contract and make payment arrangements. Then we have a deeper conversation with bride and groom to really get to know you and talk through details and options, enough to create a draft of the wedding.. You review that and provide feedback and I finalize it. Some couples want to see a full script, others want a general feel but don’t want/need to know “word for word”, and want an “in the moment” experience”. And I’m ok either way.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My Bachelors degree included a minor in Communication. My Masters degree is an MS in Management with minor in Organizational Psychology. I've had extensive training in consulting, facilitation, and presentation skills. And over the course of my career have spoken countless times to groups from 4 to 1,000 people. My religious training and my own faith journey began through my mother and grandfather, both methodist ministers, and my own active church participation growing up. I'm detail-oriented and want my work to be perfect, and I've done alot of research into each of the service areas I offer...weddings, baptisms, renewal of vows, funerals, and celebrations of life.. I am an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church