- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing is based on several factors: 1) How big of a wedding are you having? A simple elopement ceremony with just the bride and groom and a few guests starts at around $230, but can be lower or higher depending on your location and how complicated of a ceremony it is. Larger ceremonies with full wedding parties and big guest counts can range from $400 and up. I keep my pricing as competitive as possible, but do keep in mind that the larger your wedding is, the more work I have to put into it. 2) Where is your ceremony being held? Fanciful Hearts Wedding Ceremonies is located out of Baltimore County. I do travel to most surrounding counties but anything outside of a twenty-five mile radius is an additional charge. 3) If you are intending to have a wedding party (bridesmaids, groomsmen, etc., then a wedding rehearsal is strongly recommended! This is so everyone is comfortable with what is going to happen on your BIG DAY, and how the processional, recessional and ceremony will all play out. It is very important for your officiant to be present for this! Rehearsals are an additional fee of anywhere between $50 and $100, again depending on the size of your wedding and location. 4) All of my wedding ceremonies are fully customized for each individual couple. I work closely with every couple that I officiate for to create a unique ceremony tailored just for them! Nothing is pulled out of a book or a "cookie cutter" ceremony, no matter if you are eloping or having a huge wedding with 30 people in your wedding party and four hundred guests!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Once hired for a wedding ceremony, I typically begin communicating immediately with my clients via email. I will have the couple complete an initial questionnaire that enable me to get a clearer idea of who they are and what type of ceremony they are looking for. A face to face meeting is typically arranged after that at which time I conduct a further in-depth interview to allow me to get to know the couple better and get all of the details of the wedding, preferences of ceremony, etc. Once I meet with a couple, a ceremony is written in draft form and sent to the couple for editing and approval. Normally the couple will have a final, approved ceremony fully written at least 7-30 days in advance of their wedding.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have married one hundred forty-five couples since starting my business in 2015. I am an experienced writer and used to being in the public eye with no fear of speaking in front of groups of people. I'm also a career employee with the Maryland Judiciary as a Court Clerk, and am extremely familiar with the marriage licensing process. I can assist couples with information pertaining to obtaining their marriage license and what to do after the marriage ceremony has happened as well.