- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Basic fee for ceremony: $275 CEREMONY (This Fee includes consultation on script for ceremony and vows. I arrive 1 hr. prior to start and stay until all paperwork is completed afterward) $75 additional fee for attendance at Rehearsal. (Highly recommended. Usually requires more time than actual ceremony!) Basic fees includes 100 miles roundtrip travel to wedding venue from my home in Slidell, LA. Total miles in excess of 100 total will be estimated by GPS data and charged at the rate of $0.55/mile. I will gladly make myself available for destination weddings, too. Additional travel expenses, licensing fees, etc. are dependent upon location and availability. All fees due in cash at rehearsal or day of ceremony.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Once we determine you are interested in my services, I will send a detailed letter describing my philosophy of marriage as well as a detailed questionnaire that I ask both of you to complete. This allows me to get to know your situation somewhat intimately, and anticipate the type of ceremony that will be most meaningful to you. It addresses logistical issues (i.e, number of adults and children in bridal party) but also asks pretty intimate questions that allow me to both design a meaningful ceremony and anticipate any issues that might arise. Once you have returned the questionnaires to me, and we determine if I am the right person for your occasion, we will begin working, usually by email and phone, to design the perfect ceremony for your wedding! I am an extremely open-minded and non-judgmental lady, but I do reserve the right to decline if I feel strongly I am not the right person to perform your ceremony! My only non-negotiable requirements are that we incorporate into your ceremony (1) a statement that you intend to remain married for life, and (2) you allow me to publicly ask God's blessing upon your marriage.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Foremost, I have been married for 46 years! I have served as a Wedding Coordinator in the Wedding Ministry of the Episcopal Church. I have planned and hosted several weddings at my beautiful, rustic home on the bayou, and I have designed flowers for weddings for 20 years! Once I embarked on this path as an Officiant, I became convinced that it is the perfect calling for me! So far, my reviews have been great, and I LOVE what I do!