A wedding officiant in Salem, MA

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4. The Rhode to Love with Reverend Edward F Dunn III
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"Would you like a FREE officiant? Read on to see how. As an Ordained Minister for Rhode Island and Massachusetts it would be great to learn more about you and your other half and how I can best help you. Anyone can be a one day minister and read scripts. My ceremonies can involve humor, deep thought and reflection, incorporating lost love ones and anything you want to incorporate. The more unique the preparation and details the more special your ceremony will be. Your guests can sit for 5, 15, 30 or 45+ minutes. This is your moment coming together on The Rhode to Love. Your answers below will reveal any applicable discounts. Ceremonies On the day of are $150, with vow writing assistance $225, with the rehearsal $225, and for all three services $300. Now if you book Officiant services with DJ and / or Photobooth services the Officiant fee is $0. Free! Why? Easy! I will be your photobooth attendant and / or the DJ! I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. Reverend Ed Click below. I am now Promoted by the Providence Bruins and MDS Charities! Also we offer DJ, photo, video, photobooth and drone services. 2019 Winner Best of Weddings on The Knot and listed on Thumbtack, Wedding Wire, The Knot and RainbowWedding.com! On a budget?  Experienced DJ adaptable for every event. My services for all events include an optional no cost no obligation consultation (can also be a get to know me session after signing via email), 3 meetings (time permitting one at the venue), music planner, hosting, coordination with venue prior to the event, (For Weddings the Ceremony, cocktails), reception, music, entertainment and dance floor lights. Plug in Up-lighting in any color $150. To give you some background on my quotes, I use what I call a door-to-door hourly rate and I do not make a menu of prices to add $X for a ceremony or to add $X for cocktail hour or to add $X for uplights or to add $X for additional equipment, my price is all inclusive to do anything and everything you need because your event is the only event I do that day. So what I need from you to tailor your quote is an example of your timeline and answers to the questions below to see if any discounts apply. It doesn’t have to be exact times of day just lengths of time. Event date: Name of venue: Location of venue: Location of Ceremony: What do you and your other half do for work or career path in school: How did you first meet: CONTINUE IF ADDING DJ/PHOTOBOOTH How many hours you booked the venue: Does that include cocktail hour: Does that include the ceremony: Do you have the ability to extend your time at the venue: Party and event $300.00 minimum.  Weddings under $1499 Guaranteed!!!!! We also have Photography, Photobooth, Videography and Drone Videography!!!  Email, Message or call me to set up a Free in-person no obligation consultation. Reverend Edward F Dunn III Lighthouse Productions RI"

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does it mean to officiate a wedding?

To officiate a wedding is to oversee the official union of two people in marriage. A wedding officiant is vested with the power to legitimize your union in the eyes of the court. An officiant also sets the tone for your ceremony, leading the couple through their vows and shaping the experience with the words they choose and the pace they set. An officiant may be based in a religious faith, may be an interfaith officiant, may be a secular officiant, or may be a friend or family member who has received ordination online.

You can have a traditional wedding officiated, or you can also have an officiant oversee a commitment ceremony, a vow renewal or an elopement. Once the wedding is complete, the officiant will ask you to sign the wedding certificate, and will then submit the document to the court on your behalf. This makes your marriage legal. Wedding officiants work with you no matter how simple or elaborate you would like your ceremony to be. The more involved wedding officiants are in the planning and customization of the ceremony, the more they will typically charge.

How much does it cost to officiate a wedding?

The national average cost to hire a wedding officiant is $150-$200. Wedding officiant rates are affected by the date of the ceremony, the time of day, and how far the officiant has to travel. Some officiants may charge extra for additional ceremonies like unity candles or sand ceremonies, as well as the cost of the supplies. Many wedding officiants have higher rates for larger weddings and lower rates for smaller, more intimate ceremonies. Personalizing the ceremony means a lot to some couples. Wedding officiants may have flat rates for standard ceremony templates, perhaps $100-$125, and charge more for a more customized experience, such as $150-$200. This allows the couple to collaborate with the wedding officiant as they are building a unique ceremony script. At the pre-wedding meeting, the officiant will ask whether the couple plans to write their own vows and how much input they have about the rest of the wording and flow of the ceremony. Additional planning meetings and extra communication can add up to a higher overall cost. If your venue has parking or other fees, you may need to pay on behalf of the officiant. Often wedding officiants can rent sound systems and wireless mics if you have an outdoor wedding location or venue that is not wired. These extras will also increase the overall cost.

Who performs a wedding ceremony?

Anyone who is authorized by the court or a credible online source has the power to perform a wedding ceremony. Traditionally, wedding officiants were ordained members of a religious organization or civil officiants authorized by the court to legally marry two people. With the increasing customization and personalization of weddings, many couples are asking a friend or family member to become ordained and act as their wedding officiant. Wedding officiants can represent a wide range of backgrounds including Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, nondenominational, interfaith or nonreligious. There is no legally required structure for a wedding ceremony, so couples can customize the language of the ceremony and their vows in any way they desire (though members of some religions may have specific requirements). To legally validate the marriage, the couple and the wedding officiant must sign a marriage certificate after the ceremony verifying the date and names of those involved. The wedding officiant should then submit the certificate to the court, which will in turn mail an official marriage certificate to the newly married couple.

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